Not too many people are fond of eating raw fish. But those who gave it a try and now can’t get enough of it are thankful that they did. In Japan, sashimi is often served as an appetizer. It’s a dish that consists of raw fish slices, often of tuna and salmon. In Hawaii, there’s this raw salad called poke, which is also the Hawaiian term for “to slice or cut“. Usually, a poke bowl is an appetizer made with slices of yellowfin tuna.
The recipe below is sushi-grade salmon and avocado rice dish. It’s pretty much like the Hawaiian poke bowl but it made use of salmon. The difference between raw tuna and raw salmon is that the latter has a more milky taste and creamy texture. It’s for this reason that salmon is the better choice for anyone who’s going to try raw fish for the first time. Having the avocado in there also helps. A familiar taste, something that you frequently use in dishes like the popular guacamole, would make it easier for you to venture into eating raw fish.
Of course, if you’d prefer tuna, you can use that in place of the salmon. Whichever of the two you use, you’ll be glad to know that fatty fish like these ones are packed with omega 3 fatty acids that are really good for your health. They’re also excellent sources of protein and other essential vitamins and minerals.
Although raw fish isn’t that appealing to you, give this dish a try. Remember, sashimi, Hawaiian poke and all those other similar dishes–they’re an acquired taste. Nobody loves them at first try. But they kind of grow on you. The more you eat, the more you love. Many people could attest to this.