#903.4 Bonito Flakes
Net Wt: 1.05 oz (30g)
Bonito flakes are made from the best quality authentic skipjack tuna fillets. They are used for its savory flavor. Common in dashi noodle broth, soups, stews, sauces, and wherever savory flavor is desired. Fat free and very low in sodium. Bonito stock is especially delicious when used to make hardy miso soup, noodle broth or French onion soup. It is also delicious in scalloped potatoes and baked beans instead of meat, giving the dish a delightful smoked flavor - not fishy at all. It can also be used to create dip sauces and gravies. Bonito also makes an excellent topping for pizza (boil briefly to crisp, a tasty condiment).
To make dashi: bring 5 cups of water to a boil, add a half cup bonito flakes and immediately remove from the flame. Strain out the bonito flakes and discard. Ingredients such as kombu, shiitake mushrooms, and vegetables can be added to bonito stock to create variety in flavor and nutrition.
Dried shaved Skipjack tuna fish (Katsuwonus pelamis), traditional hardwood smoke.