Dish of the Day: Bento Box

Bento Box      Welcome back! Today’s dish is something quite unique, a traditional Teriyaki Salmon bento box. Bento boxes are single-serve on-the-go lunches common in Japanese cuisine. Typically, it contains rice, fish or meat, with pickled or cooked vegetables, packed in lacquered colorful boxes.  Bento boxes are simple, but contain a beautiful balance of aesthetic and nutrition.

     In my bento box, I began with a teriyaki salmon fillet, flavorful and savory, yet still a lean source of protein. Next, we have a crowd-favorite: California roll. A California roll is different take on traditional Japanese rice rolls. Filled with avocado, crab, and cucumber, it’s fresh and crunchy, and adds Americanized nuances to the platter. In the bottom corner of the box is sushi rice, sticky white rice topped with sesame. Finally, to add a splash of green,  I made a crisp Asian salad, and dressed with a piquant carrot ginger vinaigrette. For a deeper look at this dish and my other culinary creations, you can visit my instagram page @chef_nigel1 or follow my hashtag #chasethetaste

Bon Appetit,

Chef Nigel

April 11, 2016


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