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Thursday, September 27, 2012

wild salmon with ginger maple sauce bento

 
Hello! Today's bento features yummy wild caught salmon, brown rice, and from our nascent but growing garden bed, arugula, baby tomatoes, a tiny golden patty pan squash and a sunny nasturtium.
 In preparation for a friend's visit last night, we stopped by Santa Rosa's Thai Lao Market, stocking our pantry with a few Asian staples...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fish sauce, mirin, sriracha, five spice powder and more, back home....
 
 
I blended maple syrup, tamari, minced ginger and some wonderful ginger-garlic masala powder brought by our friend, just back from South Africa, as a marinade/baste for a large and lovely piece of wild California salmon.
 
 
Here is the salmon in today's bento:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Have a lovely end of week into weekend, friends!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

12 comments:

sheri fujihara chen said...

Ginger maple masala? Wow, that salmon sounds out of this world!

berrygirl@mommy kiki can! said...

This meal sounds and looks delectable! (You have very lucky dinner guest!!)
And may I tell you what a perfectly delicious new home you have Jenn? It looks airy and welcoming;
worthy of an elegant, charming pixie like yourself. I hope it delights you day after day!

Bentobird said...

Hi Sheri! Coming from a salmon expert like you, lovely to read this...happy happy Friday and weekend ahead!

Bentobird said...

Berrygirl, your sweet comments really made my morning! So lovely having you as a bento buddy!

Rina @ Bento School Lunches said...

Bentobird, Lovely bento as always!!:)Thanks for stopping by at my blog today. After Google upgraded to the new interface I can't see your blog and several in my reading list,bummer!

Bentobird said...

In smiles, Rina! Really enjoyed seeing your cheery bentos today :)Yep, gotta love those Google "upgrades"...

origa-me said...

Those squash would make a lovely etegami subject, guess I will just have to wait for mine to grow. Have a lovely weekend, your colorful photos always cheer me up.

Bentobird said...

Hi Carol--YES, I can totally see these cute and vivid little squash given your etegami treatment! Wishing you a lovely and happy weekend, friend!

Robin O said...

A rich combination of fabulous Asian spices enhancing a opulent rosey salmon. How delicious and prettily presented! Settling in your new surrounds suits you ;-)

Bentobird said...

Hi dear Robin! We've been just feasting on wild salmon this summer-into-fall thanks to a friend with a skilled salmon fisherman bf. Thanks for your kind words and settling in has been good indeed for both body and soul :)

megan said...

that teeny tiny squash is the cutest thing i have ever seen!!!
the whole bento is beautiful... i especially love the graceful flourish of leaves. the salmon and brown rice combo is one of my faves, so savory and comforting; and you've balanced it perfectly with the fresh gifts from your garden :-)

Bentobird said...

hi megan! many thanks for such lovely comments :) yes, salmon and brown rice is just an elemenntally nourishing combination, love it so! thanks for noticing the squash baby, it made me squee also!