Monday, September 22, 2014
Lions and a Tiger
This bento represents another win in the freezer stash column. These vegetarian tsukune patties were part of a huge batch that I made over the weekend, most of which were frozen for future bento consumption. I microwaved them for 30 seconds before pan sauteeing them for a lovely brown color. Freezer stash is the only way to go for easy morning bento prep!
In the bento: Plain sushi rice with a sprinkle of black sesame seeds, veggie tsukune patties, a clementine, steamed edamame, a checkered apple and a cone of pomegranate seeds.
The lion's manes were cut from egg sheet. To get a bit of color difference I used one side of egg sheet for the top lion and the opposite side for the bottom. One side of egg sheet generally is lighter than the other. I reversed that color for the ears so that they would stand out a little more. Their faces are made from provolone and nori. I've been having fun playing around with ways to decorate all the clementines that came in the huge bag I bought. The tiger's ears were just one cut with my kitchen scissors and then a gentle pull to get them to stand up. I 'glued' on the nori stripes and face with a tiny bit of mayo. More steamed edamame were hidden under the apple.