Seared Bonito with Garlic

Seared Bonito with Garlic

I really recommend this, especially if you're watching your diet or trying to eat more healthily. It's a great way to serve nutritious, delicious bonito.

Ingredients: 2 people

Bonito (sashimi grade)
200 g (about 25 cm thick)
1 teaspoon
as required
1 large clove
Olive oil
2 tablespoons
Sweet onion
/12 large onion
Shiso leaves
5 leaves
Green onions and tomatoes
to taste
2 tablespoons
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
Grainy mustard
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
Salt and pepper
as required


1. Coat the bonito with salt and pepper.
2. Mix the ingredients for the dressing. We will add heated oil later on so it is useful to have a small bottle handy to store!
3. Thinly slice the fresh onions, julienne the shiso leaves, and rinse both in water. Drain well, and transfer to a plate. You don't have to use fresh onions!
4. Add olive oil to a pan, along with slightly thickly-cut garlic over a low heat.
5. Once the garlic is aromatic and browns, remove from heat. If you transfer it to a bowl with paper towel, it will absorb the excess oil and become crisp.
6. Place the bonito slab into the pan and flip it after it has cooked about 5 mm from the surface. Remove from the pan after cooking it on the other side. (Make sure not to burn it since it is not rinsed with water).
7. Add the remaining oil to the dressing kept in the bottle while it's still hot. Shake it thoroughly. The bottle will become hot, so be careful!
8. Slice the bonito into 1 cm portions, and put it on top of the fresh onions and shiso leaves. Sprinkle with the garlic chips and dressing, and you are done.
9. You can also make it colorful by adding green onions and tomatoes.
10. It tastes great with lots of garlic.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a really tasty seared bonito recipe passed down to me by my mother.