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Glazed Bonito Flakes

Photo by Lynne Calamia
ACTIVE TIME: 19 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 19 minutes
Yield: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup leftover wet bonito flakes from making dashi
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds, toasted


  • Finely chop the bonito flakes and add to an 8-inch skillet set over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the flakes are fragrant, dry, and toasted, approximately 4 minutes. Add the mirin, soy sauce, and sugar and continue to cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is dry and appears glazed, 2 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the sesame seeds. Transfer the mixture to a plate and spread out to cool. Serve over rice, noodles, or fish.