Albacore Sea Bean Poke - How Two Trends Merged Into One Great Dish
Some of you may be scratching your heads at this odd-looking vegetation, you’re not alone! Salicornia aka Sea Beans aka Sea Asparagus are a foraged or farmed vegetable found in murky salt-water on the coast of the United States and Mexico. Piquant and salty on its own, the flavor flourishes when sauteed in unsalted garlic butter until just tender. No need for seasoning here, they have just the right amount of saltiness to provide a nice crunch and a beautifully balanced, slightly citrusy/juniper flavor.
When raw, they are even crunchier, and can even be slightly woody, think overgrown asparagus. This trait is very beneficial when trying to convey contrasting flavors in our Sesame Albacore Sea Asparagus Poke kits that we deliver fresh to various customers. Here’s a great recipe for you to try at home if you can’t find our fresh poke at your local store HERE
Albacore Sea Asparagus Poke
1 Lb Fresh Annasea Albacore
4 Oz Salicornia/Sea Asparagus (You may use Tri-Color Peppers or Green Bell Peppers if you cannot find this at your grocery store, check the Asian Market as well), rinsed well as it is a foraged vegetable
1 Tbs. Sesame Oil
1 Tbs. Sriracha Chili Sauce
2 Tsp. Mixed Black and White Sesame Seeds
1 Tbs. Diced White Onion
1 Tsp. Hawaiian Alaea Salt (To Taste)
White or Brown Rice to Serve (Try GABA [Germinated] Brown rice for a nutritional boost!)
1) Cube the Annasea Albacore Loin into bite-sized pieces (about .75-1 Inch)
2) Add Albacore, Sesame Oil, Sriracha, Sesame Seeds, and White Onion in a chilled stainless steel or glass bowl, toss for 1 minute then let sit for 5 minutes to marinate.
3) After marinating, top with the Sea Asparagus and mix gently, as the Sea Asparagus can be somewhat delicate.
4) Serve over rice with your choice of any additional toppings. May I suggest Avocado, Seaweed Salad, and Edamame? Yum!
Serves 4-6 People
While this recipe is delicious, our Annasea Albacore Poke Kit comes pre-cubed with our authentic sauce containing a proprietary blend of Hawaiian flavors and seasonings. It’s more convenient and is an easier transition into becoming a poke lover for life! Check it out at AnnaseaPoke.Com!