Smoked El Nino Bonito Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing
In some El Nio years, bonito make their way into our area and chef Kevin Butler smokes some of the bounty. When bonito aren't available, our locally caught, house-smoked black cod or king salmon will stand in beautifully. This is a super fast and easy way to enjoy a healthy meal of local smoked fish!
Bonito has a delicate yet rich flavor. In this recipe, the fish is highly seasoned, grilled, and then broken up into pieces with the tines of a fork and used as the filling for tacos. The slight bitterness from the grilling combined with the smoky richness of the seasoned fish is a perfect excuse to experiment with several salsas as accompaniments.