Steamed Bonito

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Steamed bonito typically refers to a dish made from the bonito fish (Sarda sarda) that has been prepared using a steaming cooking method. Bonito is a type of medium-sized predatory fish found in warm seas, particularly in the Mediterranean, Atlantic, and Indian Ocean regions. It’s known for its flavorful and slightly oily flesh, making it a popular choice for various culinary preparations. Here’s recipe of Steamed Bonito;

Ingredients for Steamed Bonito

  • Ingredients
  • For marinade

How be cooked Steamed Bonito

  • Step 1

    First, soak the sliced bonito slices in cold water for 5-10 minutes to remove the blood.

  • Step 2

    Then, gently wash the bonito slices and place them in a mixing bowl after draining the water.

  • Step 3

    Add ½ cup of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes, powdered red pepper, black pepper, and 1 dessert spoon of thyme to the bonito slices, and mix well. Let the fish marinate in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.

  • Step 4

    Peel the skin of 2 onions and finely chop them. In a suitable pan, add 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil, finely chop 2 cloves of garlic, and add them to the pan along with the onions. Sauté them.

  • Step 5

    When they are sautéed, add 1 jar of tomato sauce and mix. If you don't want to use tomato sauce, you can also use 2-3 grated tomatoes.

  • Step 6

    Finely chop ½ bunch of parsley and dill, and add them to the boiling sauce. Finally, add 1 teaspoon of salt and mix well.

  • Step 7

    Place the bonito slices nicely on the boiling sauce. Close the lid of the pot and cook on medium heat for 4-5 minutes, checking carefully.

  • Step 8

    At the end of the time, flip the bonito slices with tongs and close the lid again, cooking for another 4-5 minutes.

  • Step 9

    Finally, place lemon slices among the slices continue to cook and remove from the heat. Steamed bonito, which you can prepare and enjoy quickly, is ready to be served. Bon appétit!

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