Tuesday, 10 September 2013

TV Tuesday - The Breakfast Club Movie

Once again today's daily theme is TV Tuesday, where you cook a meal from a movie or TV show.

Today I have chosen the film called The Breakfast Club. This is an old classic, I think from 1985, yep remember them 80's! For those of you who have not seen it, the movie is about five teenagers at high school who each belong to a different social group. The five teenagers comprise of a geek, a princess, an athlete, a bad boy and one who is silent and disturbed. They spend a Saturday detention together for eight hours and at first they seem to have nothing in common and they all want the day to be over. However throughout the eight hours of detention slowly they start to help each other out, open up about their lives and come to understand that each of them is not that different from another.

My favourite scene is where they all let them selves go and dance like they've never danced before.

My favourite quote is related to the recipe I'm going to recreate with beans of course! 

John: What's in there?
Claire: Guess? Where's your lunch?
John: You're wearing it.
Claire: You're nauseating.
John: What's that? (Pointing to her lunch)
Claire: Sushi
John: Sushi?

Bean Sushi
Now, I know what you're thinking, how on earth can this work? Beans are not going to be the only ingredient in the sushi. In fact I think this Japanese dish is actually called maki sushi or sushi rolls.

2 Sheets of Nori seaweed
1 Cup Sushi rice - I just used leftover basmati rice
6 Green beans
½ Carrot
½ Avocado
¼ Lemon
Wasabi paste
Soy Sauce
Mirin or rice vinegar (optional)


Wash the rice a few times in cold water and drain. Cook following the directions on the packet but as a general rule you will need 1 1/8 cups of water to 1 cup of rice. Simmer for about 20 minutes then take off the heat and let stand for another 15-20 minutes. Do not remove the lid, no peeking allowed.

Transfer the rice to a glass bowl to cool completely and add the mirin or rice vinegar, if using. Very carefully stir through you don't want to break down the rice.

While the rice is cooking and cooling prepare the other ingredients. Grate the carrot and transfer to a bowl. Mash the avocado with a little lemon juice to stop it discolouring. Top and tail the green beans and cook in boiling water for two minutes, no longer. You just want to blanche the beans they still need a crunch. Remove the beans from the heat and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.

Once the rice has completely cooled you're ready to make the maki sushi. On a folded T-towel (or sushi mat if you have one) place a sheet of nori seaweed and top with rice. Top with a line of grated carrot, a line of mashed avocado and then top with a line of beans.

Take the edge of the T-towel and carefully start to roll the sheet of nori, don't worry you may lose some rice. Brush a little water on the far edge of the nori seaweed so it stick together and forms a roll.

Wrap the roll in cling film and put in the fridge for 30 minutes. Unwrap and carefully slice into rounds, the end rounds will be messy but that's the chef's treat. Serve with a small bowl of soy sauce to dip into and a dot of wasabi, careful its hot!   

I made double quantities and packed some up for lunch tomorrow. Apologies for the rubbish photographs, it was dark before I finished!


  1. Your sushi looks great and I love The Breakfast Club.

    1. Thanks Jojo, the film is an all time favourite :)

  2. I love sushi and I've put all sorts of veg in it but I don't know if I've ever tried green beans. I can imagine how good these tasted though, they look lovely.

    1. Thanks Caroline, the beans added a little crunch!


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