Wasabi Shrimp Poke Bowl
Wasabi Shrimp Poke Bowl Recipe
As a convenient short-cut, this recipe uses takeaway cooked shrimps from a sushi shop. You can also buy fresh cooked shrimps from Don Don Donki (SG), or thaw from a bag of supermarket frozen cooked shrimps. If you wish to cook the shrimps from scratch instead, bring a pot of water to boil. Add prawns and boil until they are just cooked (less than 3 minutes). Peel and devein the prawns. This will add about 15 mins to this recipe.
- 12-16 cooked shrimps (prawns) de-shelled
- 2 servings (about 60-80g each) cut romaine lettuce or salad greens
Toppings (for two bowls)
One scoop refers to an ice-cream scoop.
- 2 servings cooked brown/red rice (or any favourite carb)
- 2 scoops shelled edamame
- 2 scoops fresh pineapple chunks
- 2 scoops chopped spring onions
- 2 heaped tbsp pickled jalapeno
- 2 scoops halved cherry tomatoes
- 2 scoops diced avocado
- sprinkle of black/golden roasted sesame seeds
(A) Wasabi Mayo Sauce (for shrimps)
As different brand of wasabi paste varies in its heat and sharpness, tweak the honey & vinegar to taste. See ingredients here.
- 1 tbsp Japanese mayonnaise
- 1 tsp wasabi paste
- 1 tsp honey to taste
- 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar to taste
- 1/4 tsp green tea powder optional, gives the sauce a natural green hue
(B) Sesame-Soy Dressing
- 3 tsp low sodium soy sauce
- 2 tsp pure sesame oil
- Make wasabi mayo sauce by combining (A) to a smooth paste. Season to taste. Add cooked shrimps and coat them evenly in the sauce. Set aside in the fridge.
- Make sesame-soy dressing by placing (B) in a tightly-lid salad dressing container. Shake well just before serving and divide into two servings.
- Assemble wasabi shrimp poke bowl. Line each plate with romaine lettuce. Divide and add marinated wasabi mayo shrimps and toppings to fill each plate. Serve with salad dressing at the side.
Even though not all poke restaurants serve their poke bowls with dressing, I find poke bowls too plain without one. This simple 1-minute soy-sesame dressing goes very well with a poke salad.