Friday, May 11, 2012

Maldive Fish Flakes

They are fish flakes that are made from skipjack tuna which is the same fish that the Japanese use to make katsuobushi.

The difference is that while the Japanese process involves smoked drying followed by a precise fermentation and sun-drying, the Sri Lankan process involves just sun-drying the lean parts of the fish.

They "dissolve" in the dish and lend it a deep umami flavor, and it's absolutely indispensible to Sri Lankan food.


Amanda said...

And it works wonders as a cat treat. All-purpose goodness.

ShockingSchadenfreude said...

In the interest of harmony, no comment! :P

macavity said...

I want. I want!