For my bento today, I have several things coming from the sea, hence the title :o)
I cooked a small piece of salmon (below the shrimp) and used the oil released by the fish to fry a couple of shrimp I still had in the fridge as well as another sea related item, i.e. sea aster leaves. I never made those before but they are advertised as a healthy green that goes well with all type of fish. They can be eated raw in a salad, blanched or stirfried. In this bento I used shredded raw leaves to top the potatoes and stirfried ones with spring onion to accompany the brocoli rosets. Nothing special in the fruit department today, just a couple of sweet apricots and physalis (cape gooseberries).
Another day, another lunchbox ... and this one has an old favourite (and regular feature in my bento), Terriyaki Beef (incidentally also the leftovers from yesterday's dinner).
I took out my three tier purple box again and filled it with all this yummy goodness. My terriyaki stirfry has beef (obviously), snowpeas, bean sprouts, spring onions and mushrooms. I was unable to find any shitake at the supermarket and had to make do with ordinary brown mushrooms. I guess they might be out of season, after all mushrooms are more of a autumn vegetable.
The stirfry is accompanied by some white rice sprinkled with carrot pieces in a second tier and the last tier has half a banana, some strawberries, half an apricot and an apple quarter.
Although the weather is far from summery at the moment, I decided to go for a sunny bento today. So, in the bottom tier, I have a quinoa salad (with mint, spring onion, tomato and cucumber), a grilled piece of corn and a few slices of zucchini and feta terrine. The top tier has the usual suspects : srawberries, a tiny plum, apple, nectarine and the last two mini clafoutis.
After a long hiatus, I am back to bento (again). I need to get on the diet train (again) as well, so doing both at the same time seems appropriate.
For lunch today, I have the leftovers from last night's dinner : Beef Chimichurri. I doubt that it is the true version of the Argentinian dish, but it's the one I make and that is liked by all joining me at the dinner table. Looking back to my last post back in February, it seems I am still on my tour around the world. :o)
So in the bottom tier, beef chimichurri with snowpeas, corn and red bell pepper, accompanied by rice, a small sauce container and a little cucumber skewer for decoration. In the top tier, I have two mini strawberry clafoutis I made yesterday, as well as the usual fruity vitamins i.e. apple, apricot, plum and strawberries.