Favourite Fakeaways: #1 salmon poke bowl

Posted 2 months ago

Recreate the UK's top takeaways at home

We are currently living through the age of 'one-click away', where we can hop on our phones and order pretty much anything directly to us. With most takeaways, the food you've ordered will even arrive within the hour! But convenience comes at a price - takeaways are the most expensive they've ever been and frequently ordering them is no good for your health. That's why fakeaways are the tasty solution to your fast food cravings.

Deliveroo recently published the UK's top trending dishes and we are going to show you exactly how you can cook up your very own fakeaway versions of each dish landing in the top 10. Finally, we have a winner after 10 whole weeks of fakeaway recipes. If you've been following the series, thank you so much for reading and I hope you got to cook and eat lots of delicious food! The number 1 spot, our new champion of the takeaways is the poke bowl! Specifically the 'build your own bowl' from Poke Shack in London, so for this fakeaway recipe we will be doing the salmon version.

Ingredients

For the bowl:

  • 200g sushi-grade salmon, diced
  • 200g jasmine or sushi rice
  • 1 medium avocado, sliced
  • 1 small cucumber, julienned
  • 1 medium carrot, julienned
  • 100g edamame beans, shelled and cooked
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • Seaweed salad or nori sheets, for garnish (optional)

For the marinade:

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey or sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced

For the sauce (optional):

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce (adjust according to taste)

Method

1. Cook the rice: Rinse the rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Cook according to the package instructions. Once cooked, allow it to cool slightly for a lukewarm serving temperature or completely for a traditional poke bowl experience.

2. Marinate the salmon: In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, honey (or sugar), ginger, and garlic. Add the diced salmon to the marinade, ensuring each piece is well-coated. Let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes to absorb the flavours.

3. Prepare the sauce (optional): Mix the mayonnaise and Sriracha sauce in a small bowl. Adjust the amount of Sriracha based on your preferred spice level.

4. Assemble the poke bowl: Divide the cooked rice between two bowls. Arrange the marinated salmon, avocado slices, cucumber, carrot, edamame beans, and spring onions on top of the rice. If using, add seaweed salad or strips of nori for that authentic poke bowl touch.

5. Garnish and serve: Sprinkle sesame seeds over each bowl. Drizzle with the spicy mayo sauce, if using. Serve immediately for the best taste and texture.

Approximate cost & savings

As of April 2024

Poke Shack classic salmon poke bowl - £14.95 (for one serving)
Fakeaway salmon poke bowl - £7.65 (for one serving)

  • Sushi-Grade Salmon (200g): £4.00 - £6.00, depending on the source and quality.
  • Jasmine or Sushi Rice (200g): £0.50 - £1.00, based on larger bags costing around £2.50 - £5.00 for 1kg.
  • Avocado (1 medium): £0.80 - £1.50.
  • Cucumber (1 small): £0.50 - £0.75.
  • Carrot (1 medium): £0.10 - £0.20.
  • Edamame Beans (100g): £1.00 - £1.50, if buying frozen in larger packs.
  • Spring Onions (a bunch): £0.50 - £0.75 for the bunch, using only a portion.
  • Sesame Seeds (1 tablespoon): £0.10 - £0.20, from a packet costing around £1.00 - £2.00.
  • Seaweed Salad or Nori Sheets (optional): £1.00 - £2.00, depending on the product and quantity used.

For the marinade and sauce:

  • Soy Sauce, Sesame Oil, Rice Vinegar, Honey/Sugar, Ginger, Garlic: £0.50 - £1.00 in total, using small amounts from each.
  • Mayonnaise and Sriracha for Sauce (optional): £0.20 - £0.40, based on using a small amount from standard-sized containers.

Total estimated savings: £7.30

This is an approximate cost breakdown based on generic supermarket prices in the UK. Prices can vary based on the store, brand, and quality of ingredients. Keep in mind that prices can fluctuate and specials or bulk purchases can reduce costs.

That is the last recipe of the fakeaway series! All recipes will be available on the site, so feel free to use them anytime instead of relying on expensive takeaways!