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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Broiled Salmon and Green Washi Bento

For Monday's lunch, broiled Coho salmon with smoked paprika, olive oil and sea salt, served up with radish sprouts, lemon slices, baby romaine, snow pea tops, baby yellow peppers, enoki, blackberries and a kiwi flower. Not pictured: a garlic-ginger-mayo sauce for the salmon.

Picked up most of the fruits and veggies at H-Mart today. I'm in love with the butterfly tendrils on the snow pea tops! The background is Japanese washi in tender greens and pinks...in tune with my late-winter dreams of spring!

Have a great week bento friends, "see" you soon!

19 comments:

megan said...

wow, this is exactly what i want for lunch tomorrow... swinging by new york, by any chance?!? no seriously - this has all the classic, beautiful and natural bentobird touches - but the flavors of this one are calling my name! enjoy it for me!

bentobird said...

Hiya megan!
That would be so fun! We'll swap bentos and then head out for some Korean :) Awesomely kind comments as always--thanks! They keep me bentoing with joy.

Lexi said...

This looks and sounds delicious - that salmon is making my mouth water! Beautiful fabric too.

bentobird said...

Hi Lexi!
Thanks for your visit and lovely comments :)
Hopping over to your blog to see what's new!

Karina said...

So beautiful - the pop of orange peppers drew me in - but I have to agree - the sweet pea tendrils are the perfect detail. I think I have some salmon in the freezer - I know what I'm having for dinner tonight.

bentobird said...

Hi Karina!
Thanks for a big smile on a hectic afternoon! Yea to salmon--healthy, yummy, and who can resist that pretty color?!

Lia Chen said...

Looks very delicious and I am looking at your bento awfully hungry hehehe ... Such a beautiful bento, I will need to scroll back up and admire it :)

bentobird said...

Hi Lia!
So happy to read your comments as always-- they make me ask right away, what has Lia created since her last amazing bento? I know where to find out--see ya there!

susanyuen said...

Beautiful and delicious salmon bento! I love all of the fresh spinach, mushrooms, kiwi with berries and peppers too!

sherimiya said...

I love that baby pear :)Tendrils too, and I want salmon now!
I have this box, but why doesn't my bento look like this!!! *pout*
I shall have to try and copy this one more closely ;)

Anonymous said...

Whimsical pea tops and the salmon contrasts perfectly with your washi.
Another bento beauty. You wish for spring and today I found the first red leaf on our grape vine.
Carolyn x (Blorgie1)

BentoBeginner said...

A beautiful bento yet again. The salmon looks absolutley divine, and the pea pod tendrils are very whimsical in this lovely bento. Great job bentobird I envy your technique!

bentobird said...

Hi Susan,
Glad you liked this combo:) It was an energizing lunch! Wishing you a great Tuesday...

bentobird said...

Hi sherimiya :)
I LOVE how you've used this bento box, in fact you've inspired me to put mine into fuller rotation! These little pears are cute, no? We had tiny, tiny potatoes with dinner last night and I thought of you--and that they'd make fun bento fillers. Yay minis!!

bentobird said...

Dear Carolyn-Blorgie1,
Thank you for alighting here with your humming-bird graceful words! I would so love to see a picture of the new red grape leaf...!

bentobird said...

Dear BentoBeginner,
Thank you so much for your great comments--they made me smile! As did a visit to your bento blog, where I was delighted by your penguin and penguin baby bento--fantastic! Well, my fellow Virginia bentoist, we may be in for more snow this week, stay cozy :)

Azita said...

love the combination of salmon, fruits and vegetables and also the background colors of tender greens and pinks. stunning!

bentobird said...

Thank you Azita! These words from a kitchen artist like yourself mean so much to me! BTW, I referenced my love of Persian art in latest bento...

Amato said...

Your pictures are a feast for the eyes( I hope, this is right, I`m from Germany...)
These small peppers, are they called just "baby peppers" or is this a special kind?
Sometimes I can order nice vegetables online, I live in a very small place right now, this is why I ask.:-)