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Boiled Salmon Rice Bento

No bento for Mr. Pikko today since he didn’t need one today. Tomorrow we’re having an office fondue party, which sounds really good. I’ll be posting a book review and hopefully my new contest as well.

Today I’m trying a third bento recipe from Easy Japanese Cooking: Bento Love, which is the Boiled Salmon Rice Bento. It sounded easy and I had salmon in the fridge I had to cook, so it was an good solution.

I might have messed up the sauce because when I tasted it, it was very bland. It’s possible I accidentally read “1 1/2 tsp” as “1 tsp”. I know I messed up the boiling of the salmon because when I went to flake it, the inside was still a bit raw. The book didn’t tell me how long to boil the fish. If you’re wondering where I got this sexy wooden box, check out my review of it here. The box is available from Life Without Plastic.

Unfortunately, this made us late for school and Baby Girl got there just as the second bell rang yet again. Oops. I’ll probably eat this with soy sauce or nori paste to add more flavor. I’ll be sure to check my book to see if I did simply do the recipe incorrectly.

In the second tier, I have soy beans topped with some sea salt, ahi shoyu poke, and assorted pickles. Even with the purple it seemed lacking in color, so I couldn’t resist adding the tomato. Grape or cherry tomatoes always seem to be a quick and easy fix for suddenly making your bento pop, so I highly recommend keeping a small container of one in your fridge at all times. When they start to get old, simply saute them with garlic and onions and you’ve got a nice bento side dish.

This bento seems like a whole lot of food, so I might split it up during the day and just eat when I get hungry. I used some of my frozen rice.

Someone commented yesterday asking me for the recipe for my crab tamagoyaki and unfortunately there really isn’t one. I simply scrambled two eggs, mixed in the chopped imitation crab, a splash of milk, a splash of soy sauce, sprinkled some dashi granules in, and added a bit of water to dilute the dashi. I fried it with olive oil and that was it! I’m Little Miss Lazyholic when it comes to tamagoyaki as it is, so while I was in the mood I figured I’d better not spoil things by trying to go look up some recipe and complicating things. It turned out really yummy!!

I got my first LOST paycheck the other day and I was so, so thrilled! I’ve got two more coming since this was only for one day, too! Yes, I got paid to watch people make one of my favorite TV shows and to stand around right by famous actors. I need to submit new photos of myself to casting since the ones they have are me with highlights. I’ve dyed my hair black.

It’s actually just an excuse to poke them and be like, “Hey… heh heh, I’m still around. I’d still love to help!” They already know I have black hair. But hey, whatever works right?