If 2015 was the year that acai bowls hit mainstream, spreading from niche juice shops and hippie-vibe cafés to Jamba Juice, poke is the bowl food to watch for in 2016. A traditional Hawaiian seafood preparation — take bite-size pieces of raw fish like ahi tuna, salmon, or octopus, marinade it in soy sauce and in essence you have poke (pronounced POH-keh) — poke was (and continues to be) a major trend in the Los Angeles dining scene last year.
3/4 pound sashimi-grade Ahi tuna steak, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1/4 cup green onion, thinly sliced 1/2 jalapeño chile, minced (optional) 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds 1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice 3 teaspoons sesame oil 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce 1 large avocado, peeled, pitted and diced Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Cilantro sprigs for garnish
Easy Shrimp Ceviche with Mango Pineapple & Avocado
Classic recipe for Ecuadorian Shrimp Ceviche, a quick, easy and mouthwatering Latin dish. Ceviche is usually served with garnishes such as thick green plantain chips called patacones or tostones. Chifles or thin green plantain chips are another popular garnish for ceviche. Another garnish is tostado de maiz, a crunchy corn nut type snack that goes great with this dish.
If you have not yet had the pleasure of eating ceviche for yourself, it may sound like an odd concept. Due to the widespread popularity of sushi and sashimi, raw fish and other seafood is not as much of a novelty as it used to be, but the idea of cooking these foods by marinating them in lime juice can be a strange one to those unaccustomed to the dish.