Fish are one the healthiest foods I can think of that so many of us are lacking. Omega 3 fatty acids are inflammation fighters and nourishing to our brains. Stress and inflammation have aome of the biggest impact on fertility and your ability to conceive. I highly encourage everyone, but especially pregnant women to get enough healthy omega 3s in their pregnancy to not only support the babies growing brain (especially in the 3rd trimester) but to protect their own brain as consuming enough fish oil in pregnancy has been shown to combat post partum depression.
Omega 3 fats are highly susceptible to oxidation and going rancid. So this recipe is a great way to protect all the healthy fats and is just wonderful on a hot day. It is so quick to put together, it took me less than 15 minutes. You can decide to do handrolls if you want or make a "deconstructed" handroll like I did in the second picture which saves more time. Enjoy!
Salmon Avocado Poke
1lb raw salmon, debone, skin and cut into 1/2" chunks (should be previously frozen for 2 weeks)
1 small avocado, dice
1/8 cup sesame oil
1/2 cup coconut amino
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp ginger powder
4 green onions chopped
1/4 cup cilantro chopped
1/4 cucumber slices into spears
1 tsp roe
Use either cooked rice about 1/2 cup or cauliflower rice leftover
Combine oil, aminos, spices, green onions, and cilantro in a bowl. Set aside. Debone and skin the salmon, then dice into 1/2" cubes. Dice the avocado and add it and the salmon to the liquid. Cut cucumber and set aside. Now squeeze lime of one juice and stir together. You want to add the lime right before eating so the acid doesn't "cook" the salmon too much before eating.
To make handroll a cut a nori sheet in half and press rice/cauliflower rice thinly over half the sheet. Place about 2 tbsp of poke over the rice, add a few cucumber spears and a 1/2 tsp roe, then roll! Repeat until done. Or if you are like me and don't have patience for all that you can add your preferred rice to a bowl, serve yourself half the poke on top, arrange some cucumber, and tear up strips of nori to go with it!
If you try this recipe please share how you liked it! Enjoy.