Lately, I’ve felt like only eating salads or fish. It’s a hot summer in Louisiana, and light meals are my preferred cooking plan. I’m ready for cooler weather where I can break out a really great stew for a pasta dish I have in mind. In the meantime, I am enjoying lighter fare like this Greek spiced trout bento.
After my yogurt taste test, I found Chobani yogurt was the one I liked the best. It’s found a permanent spot in my refrigerator of late. Fast forward to a few days later where I have lunch at my favorite Greek restaurant. They have the most amazing tzatziki sauce. I very nearly ask for no hummus all tzatziki every time. Fast forward one last time to two days later as I’m doing a bit of bulk grocery shopping, buying a large bag of frozen trout fillets and a huge tub of Chobani plain yogurt.
Last night, I put it all together. I found a great recipe for mixing my own Greek seasoning, a recipe for making tzatziki sauce, and a recipe for pita bread. I didn’t have time to make the bread, but have plans to try later in the week. A trout fillet was defrosted and rubbed with the seasoning mix, then pan grilled on the stove top. Once the trout was done, I saved half for lunch today, then flaked the other half of the fish. I topped sesame party crackers with the spiced salmon and tzatziki sauce. It was like having my own wee appetizers for dinner. So tasty.
For lunch today, the remaining half of the trout fillet sits on top a bed of chopped romaine lettuce. An egg omelet acts as sort of an edible baran divider, followed by blanched sugar snap peas and raw carrots. Everything is packed in one tier of a monbento box. Along with this layer of goodness, I’m packing a whole plum, some crackers, and a container of tzatziki sauce. A tub of yogurt with toasted almond slices will also accompany me for breakfast.
As usual, it’s early in the morning as I’m writing my post, and I’m already ready for lunch! Hope yours is as tasty. Be the bento, everyone!
P.S. For total disclosure, I must let you all know that I’ve become a huge fan of Chobani yogurt and recently contacted them about the possibility of working with NEB. They said yes. *happy dance* Yogurt is winging its way to me to try out a few more of their recipes. I am especially interested in some of their quick breads. Now, to be brave and ask them if they want to do a giveaway with my readers. What do you guys think? Would you be interested in some yogurt?