Bonito Garlic Steak

Bonito Garlic Steak

These are steak-style bonito cutlets lightly cooked on both sides with garlic oil! It also goes great with vegetables as a salad .

Ingredients: 2-3 people

Bonito (Sashimi cuts)
abour 220 g
2 cloves
Grainy mustard
1-2 teaspoons
Salt and pepper
to taste
Olive oil
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
Vegetables (Whatever you like)
Onions, mini tomatoes, arugula, mesclun
as needed


1. Use whatever vegetables you like.
2. Slice the onions and rinse with water, wash the arugula and baby-leaf lettuce, and place in the fridge after draining the water.
3. Remove the stems from the mini tomatoes and cut in half.
4. Remove the skin from the garlic and slice.
5. MIx 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of mirin, and 1 tablespoon of sake in a bowl. Add a bit extra to use with the vegetables.)
6. Sprinkle the bonito with salt and pepper.
7. Place 2 tablespoons of olive oil into a pan, and add the garlic.
8. Fry the garlic over a low heat until golden brown, and remove from the pan.
9. Put the bonito into the same pan that you used for the garlic, and lightly cook it on both sides.
10. Take out the bonito.
11. Add the flavor mixture to the remaining olive oil in the pan.
12. Boil down lightly, turn off the heat, and add in ground mustard in residual heat.
13. Arrange the bonito and vegetables onto a plate, and drizzle the sauce.
14. Scatter the garlic chips on top and you are done.

Story Behind this Recipe

This bonito dish goes well with either sake or wine. The soy-sauce base also goes well with rice.