Cooking time: 15 min
Exquisite Harmony: Tuna Poke Bowl with Dry Fino
Transport yourself to the sun-kissed shores of Hawaii with this vibrant and refreshing Tuna Poke Bowl. A beloved traditional Hawaiian salad, this dish showcases the delicate flavours of raw tuna marinated in a tantalising blend of soy sauce, sesame oil, onions, and a hint of ginger.
To complete this culinary journey, pair your Tuna Poke Bowl with a glass of dry Fino white wine. The crisp and refreshing nature of Fino perfectly complements the clean and delicate flavours of the dish. Its subtle notes and vibrant acidity create a harmonious balance, enhancing the overall enjoyment of the meal.
Here's what you'll need:
To create this harmonious dish:
Step 1: In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, vegetable oil, sesame oil, honey, Sambal Oelek (Chile Garlic Sauce), ginger, and scallions. This vibrant marinade combines the umami-rich soy sauce, the nuttiness of sesame oil, and a touch of sweetness from honey, creating a symphony of flavors that will dance on your palate. Add the diced tuna to the bowl and gently toss, ensuring each piece is coated in the delectable marinade. Allow the mixture to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes, or if time permits, up to 1 hour. This marination process allows the flavors to meld together and infuse the tuna with their irresistible essence.
Step 2: Now it's time to assemble your Tuna Poke Bowl. Scoop generous portions of sushi rice into bowls, creating a nourishing and satisfying foundation for your masterpiece. Top the rice with the marinated tuna, showcasing its vibrant colors and succulent texture. The combination of the tender tuna and the seasoned rice will create a symphony of flavors that celebrate the essence of Hawaiian cuisine.
Step 3: Take the culinary adventure further by adding your favorite toppings. Sliced avocado brings a creamy and buttery element, while sliced cucumber adds a refreshing crunch. Edamame provides a pop of vibrant green, and pickled ginger adds a delightful tanginess. For a touch of sweetness, diced mango elevates the flavor profile, while potato chips or wonton crisps introduce a satisfying crunch. Finally, sprinkle sesame seeds to add a nutty and aromatic finish.
As you savor each spoonful of this exquisite Tuna Poke Bowl, allow your taste buds to be transported to the tropical paradise of Hawaii. The delicate flavors of the marinated tuna, coupled with the delightful medley of textures and flavors from the toppings, create a truly exceptional dining experience.
It is an ideal aperitif wine and goes well with all types of tapa, especially olives, nuts and Iberian cured ham.
Also providing the perfect companion for shellfish and fish, especially those with a marked salty taste (anchovies) or even raw (sashimi).
Its low acetic acid content combines exceptionally well with dishes of marked acidity (vinaigrette salads, marinades, etc.) as well as with cold soups (gazpacho, ajo blanco, etc.).
Use an ice bucket with both ice and water to serve chilled between 6º & 8º C.
It adapts perfectly to a diverse range of salty and intense flavours.
In traditional wide-rimmed catavinos, or in white wine glasses.