Thursday, August 14, 2008
Bentos for 14.08.08
Sassy bento has soy and sesame gammon, carrot, babybel and a fruit bar. Bottom has two onigiri with red perillo furikake (Sassy likes it because they come out so purple) with gammon inside, red pepper, mange tout and carrot.
Husband bento is wasabi furikake rice, soy and sesame gammon. Bottom has herb salad, mange tout, red pepper and a babybel. Sesame, rice vinegar and soy dressing.
The gammon is very quick and easy to make. I buy it in packs of two steaks. Get a fry pan nice and hot and add sesame oil and soy sauce then put the gammon steak in the pan and cook for about 2 minutes each side or until done. Really fast and easy and So Tasty! I'll do the same with Turkey steaks and sirloin as well, the secret is to get thin cut fillets.
Also, I tried to google perillo and got nothing. So I wagered it was red shiso and I found it - although it's called perilla, so I'm guessing the packet translation has a typo. It's also known as beefsteak plant and purple mint. Certainly doesn't taste minty.