Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Lemon Garlic Salmon Bento


Lemon Garlic Salmon Bento, originally uploaded by sherimiya ♥.
Salmon today was broiled in olive oil with pepper, garlic and lemon juice. I served it with potato "chips" that I tossed in the same pan to crisp up. Also in this bento is steamed broccoli, yellow carrot flowers and cherry tomato ladybugs with nori detail. I stuck the nori on with olive oil. You can't use water; you'll find the nori will just curl up and fall off. The bugs are sitting on steamed baby potato halves. Everything looks so garden-y in the lettuce leaf, doesn't it?

For fruits he gets red grapes, a kumquat for contrast, a luscious strawberry and some cara cara orange wedges. These oranges are back in stock in a big way at my local market. Yay! Good thing too, since we probably each eat one a day.

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17 comments:

  1. I love the ladybugs and going to try it in tomorrows lunch.

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  2. Ha! Thank you for the olive oil tip! I have had trouble with shriveling nori in the past.

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  3. Oh my goodness, those ladybugs are perfect! What a great idea to use olive oil, I was wondering how you got the nori to stick! The salmon sounds delish!!!

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  4. Looks so yummy :) I will have to try olive oil, I always use honey, but I bet the olive oil is easier to work with :)

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  5. Thanks KJ's Restart Button! Have fun with your ladybug bento :)

    Thanks ehmeelu ~ I'll use whatever sauce or gravy is closest; anything like that works great too :)

    Thanks a lot Susan!

    Thanks Kashmirkat, never thought of using honey but that's a great sticky alternative too!

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  6. This one looks beautiful! ...Well, they always look beautiful. But the ladybugs are especially cute.

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  7. Sheri, thanks for the olive oil tips! You always produce a good looking bento, very colorful and yum! Those ladybugs are cute and love the tiny flowers on the top of broccoli :)

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  8. Thanks a lot Lili!

    Thanks a lot Lia, so sweet :)

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  9. Yummy yummy yummy yummy salmon!

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  10. Could you please send it to me so I can eat that? it looks absolutely delicious!

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  11. wow, those lady bugs are FABULOUS! this would have been a wonderful garden entry (though i loved your floral trio too), i guess you are just in a garden-y mood... not surprising with the wonderful things springing to life and bloom in your own outdoor space! the salmon looks yummy too - tasty AND adorable bento.

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  12. This is such a wondreful blog. You are an inspiration. Ive recently begun making bento boxes for my son but I dont thik I could become this good! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Juliet

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  13. It looks very gardeny!! So cute! I love the little lady bugs!

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  14. Oh this is such a perfect little bento, I love it. I just love the colors! and the ladybugs!

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  15. Thanks Lil'chan!
    Martyna, surely --thank you!
    Thanks megan! Didn't even think about ladybugs for garden theme :) We never have enough ladybugs in our garden. Perhaps these will stay...
    Thanks Juliet, that's so sweet. Thank you for reading!
    Thanks a lot Jenn!
    So sweet, thank you Lyndsey!

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  16. Thank you so much. I've been Bentoing for a couple of years but have never figured out how to stick nori onto my cherry tomatoes. I'll give this a try in the next coupe of days.
    Feel free to check out my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/bentobits

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