Hawaii holds a very special place in our hearts. And we are fortunate enough to go with our families annually. Our grandparents have been taking us since we were toddlers! This spicy salmon poke bowl combines the love our family has for fishing, and our travels to Hawaii. In Hawaii, poke is typically made with ahi tuna because it is local to that region. When we go out fishing in the bay, we tend to catch salmon. So why not make this dish with freshly caught fish?! Spicy salmon poke bowl is one of our favorites; filled with brown rice, loaded with fresh veggies, and a spicy mayo drizzle.

spicy orange salmon poke bowl

how to make spicy salmon poke bowl


salmon :

  • 1/2 lb salmon filet, sushi-grade or freshly caught
  • 1/4 C tamari
  • 2 T rice wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 T honey
  • 1 1/2 T toasted sesame oil
  • 2 T ginger, grated
  • 1 t sesame seeds
  • 3 T green onions, chopped
  • 1 t red chili flakes
  • 1 T orange juice
  • 1 small orange, zested
ingredients for spicy orange salmon poke bowl

spicy mayo :

  • 1/2 C mayo
  • 2 T chili oil
  • 1 T hot sauce, of choice
  • 1/2 lime, juiced

toppings :

  • rice of choice, cooked to packaged instructions
  • cucumber, thinly sliced
  • avocado, thinly sliced
  • mango, diced
  • watermelon radishes, thinly sliced
  • bean sprouts
  • edamame
  • furikake
spicy orange salmon poke bowl


Cook the rice according to packaged instructions and set aside. While the rice is cooking, make the marinate for the salmon by adding tamari, rice wine vinegar, honey, sesame oil, ginger, sesame seeds, green onion, red chili flakes, orange juice, and orange zest to a large bowl. Mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Cut the salmon filet into half an inch cubes and place in the bowl of marinate. Mix thoroughly to make sure all pieces of salmon are covered in the marinate. Cover and place the bowl in the fridge for 30 minutes.

To make the spicy mayo add mayo, chili oil, hot sauce, and lime juice in a medium size bowl. Mix until ingredients are thoroughly combined. Set aside.

To assemble the poke bowl, place a few spoonfuls of rice into a desired bowl. Then add the marinated salmon and top with cucumber, avocado, mango, radishes, bean sprouts, and edamame. Drizzle with spicy mayo and a sprinkle of furikake. Buon Appetito!

notes for spicy salmon poke bowl

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Poke bowls can be eaten with a fork or chopsticks. We love using chopsticks, because it encourages smaller bites and to eat at a slower pace; better for digestion and intentional eating. Try using chopsticks next time you have a poke bowl in hand!

spicy salmon poke bowl


Hi there, 
We are Elise and Evan and we're so glad you are here! Cheffing up tasty bites and sips is our love language and we are very happy to share these recipes with you. We both have valuable restaurant experience and have learned a thing or two about making tasty bites and sips. Through Carnelian Cooks we are sharing all of our tips and tricks! Please provide a comment or feedback below on any recipes that you give a try. 

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