Monday, November 5, 2007

Omega3 goodness

Some of the more recent bento savings have allowed me to splurge a bit and go for a menu that's a little nicer. So today I present a Miso Glazed Salmon Bento, I also splashed in some sides and dessert that are on the lighter healthier side of things.
We start with the Miso Glazed Salmon a yummy, a healthy 6 oz portion. It's actually quite an easy dish to produce, it took longer to put the glaze together than to actually broil the fish. I decided to garnish with the hearts of the Baby bok choi I used for the sides.

For the "main" side, I put together a nice soba noodle salad. It's chock full of fresh veggies (carrots, bell pepper and broccoli). The flavor should have developed quite nicely over night as the vegetables pickup the flavor of the dressing.


I put together some extra shitakes from one of the dishes tomorrow and sauteed up some baby bok choi. I had intended to top it with a touch of soy paste for some sweetness but had just plain forgotten because of the hustle bustle of putting lunches together. I just quickly improvised this side so I had nothing written to remind me.


As usual I cheated a bit on desert. I bought some prepackaged japanese cakes stuffed with red bean paste. I like these options for dessert as they tend to save me some time, one of my chief obstacles in creating these bentos is that I'm pretty wiped out by the end of the evening.


Box contents:
  • Miso Glazed Salmon
  • Cold Soba salad
  • Sauteed Baby Bok Choi with Shitake mushrooms
  • Japanese cakes stuffed with red bean paste

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