The Post- Ride Poke
It’s not what you’re thinking. Or that slightly awkward Facebook reaction. It’s the new, high-protein raw fish dish that’s set to revitalise your post-ride nutrition.
ISLAND INSPIRATION FOR YOUR NEXT RECOVERY MEAL.
Poke (pronounced po-key) is a raw-fish salad, served in a bowl. In fact most of the ingredients are raw, so they maintain their nutritional value; they’re gluten-free, and they’re high in protein, vitamins and nutrients, making this the perfect post-ride recovery meal. According to Max Botha, co- owner of Cape Town poke restaurant Hokey Poke, it began as a Hawaiian dish made with raw reef fish, mixed with seaweed, crushed nuts and sea salt. “Japanese immgrants introduced soya sauce, short- grain rice and yellowfin tuna, which is now considered the main ingredient.” But there’s no set recipe, and poke bowls may contain anything from kale and avocado to beans, and even mango. “You can put ingredients from different worlds in a bowl. As long as the flavours work, they can live together,” says Botha. Here are some examples, and a recipe to try: