Today’s Lunch Box/Bento (’11/35): Shiira Bento!

“Shiira/シイラ” is the Japanese name for Mahi-mahi, Dorado,or Common dolphinfish!

It is a very popular and reasonably-priced fish in Japan you can eat in all manners. This particular one came from Kochi Prefecture in Shikoku Island although they are also caught of our shores in Shizuoka!

This time the Missus kept things simple with the rice.
After steaming it she mixed it with some finely chopped carrot and parsely and topped it with broken walnuts.

She strived for balance in nutrients as well in colors for the “side dish”!

Having cut the fillets of shiira into proper-size bits she took off the small bones with pincers before covering the pieces of fish with flour, seasoning, egg and panko and shallow frying (fried in shallow oil, not deep) them.
She added lemon for more seasoning and color and plenty of lettuce for the fibers and vitamin C!

For the “garnish”, she placed her favorite half-boiled egg decorated with black olive, boiled broccoli on a small bed of tartare sauce, French cornichons and tomatoes (the latter for dessert!).

Very tasty, but a little short of satisfaction (I guess the Missus is significantly reducing the calories!)!


With a Glass,
Clumsyfingers by Xethia
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2 thoughts on “Today’s Lunch Box/Bento (’11/35): Shiira Bento!”

  1. There is always something incredibly inventive (and new) in your wife’s bentos. I remember the avocado with a boiled egg inside, now it’s the boiled egg with a black olive. You reminded me I should buy fish bone tweezers!
    One more fish I have never seen here…


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