Monday, February 8, 2010

Fish & Salsa Bento


Fish & Salsa Bento, originally uploaded by sherimiya ♥.
Today's bento has fish "tacos" in lettuce wraps. Pan-fried cod with olive oil and lemon pepper lie next to baby carrots and halved grape tomato. The salsa for the fish is in the next compartment. Here's what it's made of:

One peeled, segmented, cubed orange
One peeled, cubed avocado
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup chopped green onion
lime juice

You can alter the proportions to personal taste, and add other things like shredded cabbage, celery for crunch, or tomato. The orange and lime gives a zesty flavor that makes me think of summer. If you were making real tacos, you would put some fish and a scoop of salsa in the tortilla -- that's what we did for dinner. It's really good, and the kids love to make them.

In the fruit section he has two strawberries, some red grapes, and two "lovebirds" cut from apple with my new cutter. This detail makes it a Valentine's bento! And, it's also eligible for hapabento's RED B.O.M.B. contest!

Happy Valentines Week friends!

21 comments:

  1. Those lovebirds are beyond precious! What a great new cutter.

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  2. Perfect bento! Sheri, I like this bento. 2 themes in one picture, bento for Valentine and background for CNY ... how great is that? Lovebirds are cute! You have so many interesting cutters ;)

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  3. Thanks a lot Simone!

    Hi Lia, you're right; I should have pointed out how clever I was in planning a dual-themed bento! Rats! Of course it was completely accidental, but still :)
    Thank you, you're so kind!!

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  4. Beautiful bento and photo! Did you crochet those doilies? They're pretty.

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  5. What a lovely bento! The lovebirds really set it off artistically. They look so wonderful and delicate :) Is the cutter easy to use? it looks like it might be a little frustrating with the tapering of the wings.

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  6. Thanks Debra!
    I'm such a NON-DOILY type person. But everyone's using them in their photos, and drat - it's starting to rub off on me. I would never actually crochet one (! - though I do admire anyone who can do that!), but I found these at my crafter's co-op last weekend, and considered it a sign. So, now I own some DOILIES. *sigh*

    Natakiya,
    Thanks a lot! I thought the same thing of this gentle bird, and had to have it. I used a crispy apple slice, and surprisingly the two birds came out cleanly in my first 2 tries. But I think you could also gently push out the wings with a rounded object if necessary. I've done that with my flower cutters.

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  7. Heck yah! You is da Bomb! Makes me hungry :D

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  8. Those love birds are awesome! Pretty and yummy bento! :D

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  9. Thanks Judy!! haha!

    Thanks Susan!

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  10. Wow that salsa sounds so fresh and zesty and I am so envious of your love birds!

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  11. Thanks a lot Fluteloop! Lovebirds love you too!

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  12. I'm with everyone else... love the birdies :)

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  13. me too! <3 The birdies are soooo beautiful! I also love the tomato-cherrys! :D

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  14. Looks delicious!! Yummy fish! And I love the birds they are so beautiful!

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  15. Lovely love birds, they look so special and delicate perched atop the brilliant red strawberries! Mmmmm, will take note of this light and refreshing fish recipe!

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  16. I was going to comment about the birds, then I read the other comments and felt monotonous. Nice carrots? lol

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  17. so lovely -- the birds are the prettiest valentine's touch! and i love the salsa recipe: the creamy avocado, the citrus, what a wonderful and delicious balance!

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  18. Thanks Angi, Token, Jenn, bentobird, Pikko, and megan!

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  19. Love the lovebirds and the "brave" red bg very much :D

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  20. you really do know how to make a beautiful bento...

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  21. Thanks tatabonita! Brave for New Year, Love it :)

    Thanks a lot mook, but I have lots to learn still :)

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