Wednesday, September 24, 2008

BENTO #137

We had sprouts for dinner last night because #2 kept bugging me to cook it again! No wonder she likes it so much, it is very delicious! She asked if she could finish the balance on the plate while we were half way through dinner.

Seriously, I've run out of ideas for frying sprouts. This morning, I sneaked some different 'sprouts' into her bento box - Brussels sprouts! I boiled and cut them and tossed them in a sesame seed dressing. I tried 2 pieces and it was delicious. I personally love Brussels sprouts but somehow only get to eat them at restaurants as an accompaniment with steaks or some sort of Western styled dish. I've never tried cooking Brussels sprouts and the combination of sesame seed dressing seems perfect!

Next to that are some skewered Nori meat patties and raw carrots.

In the other Bento box is a Yellow Kiwi and a smiling face tuna sandwich!


Emily said...

Must give brussel sprouts with sesame seed dressing a try! Very delish! bento today!

Lianne said...

you can try brussel sprouts with bacon or with chestnut. it works very well together too :-)

Bento Pet said...

emily: #2 said it was a little bitter. I'm going to cook the balance tonight to try it full scale and see if it is bitter or not.

I always liked it's unique flavor!

Bento Pet said...

lianne: Thanks for the suggestions, will try it tonight!

Para i familiaku said...

I love brussel sprouts just like it is! I can only get them frozen here in Saipan, which makes it a little mushier.

I love the obento you post.

Lianne said...

i learned a trick from my other half about brussel sprout few months ago. the secret to removing the bitter taste is cooking it longer until it wilted. am not sure if the bitter ness of different species are different though, but do try! lol

Bento Pet said...

para i familiaku: Welcome to the Brussel sprouts club!

Bento Pet said...

lianne: I'm going to try it again coz yesterday's batch was bitter. I didn't boil it enough I think.

Thanks for the tips!


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