Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bento 200

My 200th bento is quite nondescript! I wanted it to pass as quietly as possible.

I had a competition to commemorate my 100th! I contemplated on my purpose of bento and decided that my core reason is still about packing healthy and generally good tasting food for my kids.

Traffic, if it occurs then great, otherwise no issues either.

So, today like any other school day, I present to you "just another bento"!!

It's spaghetti with tomato sauce topped with some Parmesan cheese. Some onion alfalfa with some salad cream.

There are two pieces of Meiji Macadamia chocolates for treat and two sardine rolls in puff pastry which I made last night.

I had some young guests (#1's friends) come over to my house last night and I made these sardine rolls in a jiffy.

I used two pieces of ready made puff pastry.

Recipe for the sardine filling:
1 (large) can of sardines
1 yellow onion (chopped)
3 tbsp of chilly sauce
1 tbsp of fish curry powder
Juice from lemon - to taste
pepper and salt to taste

1. Cook the onions in some oil till soft and translucent.
2. Drain half the sardine sauce and pour the rest with the sardines into the pot.
3. Mash up the sardines and cook with the onions.
4. Add chilly sauce and curry powder, lemon juice, pepper and salt to taste.
5. Cook till it becomes thick and dry.

Cut up the ready made puff pastry into 9 pieces.
Spoon the cooked sardine onto the center of the cut up puff pastry and roll up, sealing with some egg wash.
Spread some egg wash on top of the sardine puff.
Use a fork and pierce some holes on top of the puff pastry.
Bake according to instructions on the back of the puff pastry package.

Note: You can also use short crust pastry and it's just as delicious!


pauline said...

Thank you for sharing all your 200 bentos with us. CONGRATS and we look forward to many many more to come.

javapot said...
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javapot said...

another 0-0 milestone, congratulations. to many more healthy and tasty bentos!!

the sardine puff looks yummy, tks for sharing.

Diana said...

Congratulations, 200 nice bentos, thank you for sharing your bento ideas with us ! Your ideas are inspiring for a lot of mums and that’s worth a congratulation as well !

angeleyes said...

Congratulation on your 200th post! Well, it is definitely not easy to reach that number!

Thank for being an inspiration to all of us young mommies out there. :)

Emily said...

Oh Yummy Bento You Got There!


Here's wishing you many many more!

Lisa~~ said...

Congrats on reaching 200 bentos and for sharing them all with us. Wishing you many more!

I am Princess Misha's Mum said...

200 bentos! congratulations!! and most importantly, thank you for sharing all your info with us :)

Once again, you did a good job and do keep posting those bentos that you have prepared :)

3lilangels said...

Well said! You're my inspiration to packing healthy, good tasting food for my kids.

Talk about good tasting, even your sardine rolls are so elaborate. All I add are minced onions & chives to the sardines. Must try out your recipe instead. Thanks for sharing.

Bento Pet said...

pauline, javapot, Diana, angeleyes, Emily, Lisa, I am Princess Misha's mum, 3lilangels: Thank you very much for all your encouraging support! God bless you all!


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