Recipe of the Day in association with Encona - Poke

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Encona are on a mission to Banish the Bland and have teamed up with talkRADIO to bring you the Recipe of the Day!

Tune in to Penny Smith on Saturday mornings from 8am to hear each week's recipe, in association with Encona.

This week Barry Vera made Poke, a fresh seafood dish from Hawaii, with Encona’s Mild Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce.

Get inspired by the Taste Explorers and discover the full range at the Encona website or on Facebook and Twitter.

See below for the Poke recipe:


Bass Poke

500g sea bass, cut into ½-inch dice

4 tablespoons Japanese soy sauce

2 tablespoons sake

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 tablespoon ginger, grated finely on micro plane

½ cucumber, seeded, cut into ½-inch cubes

3 spring onions thinly sliced including the green

1 lime zested and juiced

1 teaspoon of chili flakes

2 teaspoon crispy shallots

1 tin lychees cut into 4 pieces each

1 teaspoon of toasted sesame seeds

Micro coriander to garnish

Salted popcorn to garnish

Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper

Encona’s Mild Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce


In a large bowl, combine bass with soy, sake, sesame oil, ginger, cucumber & spring onions and season with salt. Mix gently. 

In another bowl, combine lime zest, chili flakes, crispy shallots, lychees and sesame seeds, mix to combine. 

Now mix both together and season well along with Encona’s Mild Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce.

Place in a bowl or platter, garnish with the coriander and popcorn and serve.