A steak of bonito white tuna, onions, green peppers, garlic bulb and a glass of txakoli wine

Bonito Encebollado: A Traditional Basque Recipe

At Go Basque we are lovers of gastronomy and we like to cook (and eat). That is why we want to take advantage of this space to share some of the traditional recipes of the Basque Country. Given that it is currently Atlantic Bonito (Albacore or White Tuna) season, we thought of no better way to honor this summer fish than to dedicate our first Basque food blog post to cooking a dish of “Bonito encebollado”, a traditional Basque dish that can be easily prepared at home. Bonito is a seasonal fish that is sold at fish shops throughout the summer here in the Basque Country. During this time of year, It is typical to gather in any of the gastronomic societies of San Sebastian to enjoy this dish with friends. If you can’t buy or find Bonito, however, don’t worry! A thick tuna steak can be used in its place.

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