What is it?
A salty, dry textured addition to miso soup, ponzu and other Asian specialties, bonito flakes are shavings of dried, aged pieces of preserved bonito, a type of tuna. The fish is eaten more often in its preserved form than freshly caught. Bonito flakes offer a salty depth to various vegetable dishes and broths.
Tataki means “pounded” in Japanese, but the process of preparing this thin-sliced meat is actually subtle. Beef is first seared, then marinated, then seasoned with spices or other ingredients that…
A pomelo looks somewhat like a grapefruit, with plumper, drier pulp inside. If you can find pomelos, choose one the way you would a grapefruit: select one that feels heavy…