Teriyaki-glazed bonito with vinegared wakame salad

Australian Gourmet Traveller Japanese recipes for teriyaki-glazed bonito with vinegared wakame salad.
Teriyaki-glazed bonito with vinegared wakame salad

Chicken tsukune

Chris Court

The pairing of salty-sweet teriyaki sauce with the rich char-grilled meat of bonito is a perfect combination. Soak the wooden skewers in water for half an hour before using them to prevent them burning.


Teriyaki glaze
Vinegared wakame salad



1.For teriyaki glaze, stir ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves, reduce heat to low and simmer until sauce is thick (18-20 minutes), then set aside to cool.
2.For vinegared wakame salad, bring vinegar, soy sauce, mirin and sugar to the simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat, then set aside to cool. Place wakame and cucumber in a bowl, pour pickling liquid over and set aside for 30 minutes to pickle. Drain, drizzle with sesame oil and top with onion and chilli powder just before serving.
3.Preheat a char-grill, thread 2 pieces of bonito onto each wooden skewer, brush with teriyaki glaze and grill in batches, turning once, until golden and cooked through (4-6 minutes). Brush with extra teriyaki and serve hot with vinegared wakame salad.

Note Dried wakame is available from Japanese and Asian grocers. 

Drink Suggestion: Rich, dark beer such as porter. Drink suggestion by Max Allen


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