Chef Romel Bruno’s furikake has a sweet touch, onion, garlic, Doritos

I invented this combo when I lived in my old neighborhood in New York. I’d ordered sushi from a place next to my apartment—spicy salmon, eel, veggie tempura, the usual suspects—and was munching on Doritos Sweet Chili. When the sushi arrived, I immediately dug in. And I continued to eat the fries. And my mind was blown.

Furikake is a Japanese seasoning, traditionally sprinkled on rice. It often consists of nori, bonito flakes and sesame seeds, but there are tons of variations. Mine has a touch of sweetness, onion, garlic and Doritos. Definitely a grumpy, cozy vibe. I love putting it on poke bowls, hand rolls, or even on cucumber salad. The possibilities are limitless. Just try to use it in a day or two to avoid periodicity.

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Recipe: Doritos Furikake

Ingredients

  • Canola oil, for frying
  • 7 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 1 large shallot, thinly sliced ​​into rings
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 sheet of nori
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 cup finely crushed Doritos (Sweet Chili, Cool Ranch or Spicy Nacho)
  • 1/4 cup bonito flakes
  • 1 tablespoon gochugaru (Korean chili flakes)

directions

  1. In a small saucepan, add enough canola oil to come halfway up the sides of the pan. Place over medium-high heat and bring to 250°F. (If you don’t have a thermometer, test a piece – it should bubble gently.)
  2. Add the garlic to the hot oil. Cook, stirring frequently with a heatproof spoon, for 3 to 6 minutes, until crispy and lightly browned. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the fried garlic to a paper towel-lined plate. Season with salt.
  3. In a small bowl, toss the shallot rings in the cornstarch, then shake off the excess. Return the oil to 250°F, then add the shallot rings. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 6 minutes, until lightly browned. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the fried garlic to a paper towel-lined plate. Season with salt.
  4. Chop the nori, either by hand with a knife or scissors, or in a spice grinder.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the fried garlic, fried shallot, chopped nori, sesame seeds, crushed Doritos, bonito flakes and gochugaru. Blend until combined, then taste and adjust if necessary.