Bonito karaage (Tatsuta-age)


  • Bonito
  • Marinated sauce (2 Tbs Soy sauce, 2 Tbs Mirin and grated ginger and garlic)
  • Potato starch


1. Cut bonito into bite sized pieces, then marinate them in the marinade for a couple of hours. After marinating, drain the sauce using kitchen paper.

2. Cover in potato starch then deep fry.

Australian bonito

Bonito is in the mackerel family of fish. Australian bonito is popular for eating and is distributed from the waters of South Australia to Tasmania and Norfolk island. Leaping bonito, which has yellow on the second dorsal and anal fins, and dark spots rather than lines on the dorsal surface. It is caught in small numbers off the coast of NSW. Oriental bonito is commonly caught off Western Australia.

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