Clasier Organic Bamboo Cutting Board & Fish Tacos with Mint-Yogurt Sauce
What says summer more than fish tacos? Fresh fish paired with fresh produce and a super short cooking time. You won’t heat up your kitchen and the food isn’t heavy. Pair with one of our picks for summer time drinks or, of course, an ice cold beer or crisp rosé. Oh, and you’re going to need a good cutting board for slicing all that fresh produce. If you’ve been considering using an eco-friendly bamboo cutting board, keep reading to get our take on one brand’s, Clasier, affordable option.
We purchased this Clasier Organic Bamboo Cutting Board at a steep discount in exchange for our honest review. As always, all opinions are our own.
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The Bamboo Cutting Board
The Clasier Organic Bamboo Cutting Board comes with a large 18″ x 12″ cutting surface, a groove for collecting juice, and a bonus 4-piece utensil set, all made of naturally antibacterial/antimicrobial bamboo. Upon first opening the package, the board is impressive. It’s light, but not too light. It’s perfectly straight without a warp in sight, so it won’t rock dangerously while you chop — a must. While the added utensils are nice, I set them aside. I wanted to play with the star.
I started by “seasoning” the cutting board with refined coconut oil to help protect it from splitting. Now, I know unrefined coconut oil is all the rage these days (although, taking a negative hit in the press lately), but leave that for your baking. Unrefined coconut oil contains material that can turn rancid if its not consumed and you’re probably not planning on eating your cutting board. I hope. I mean, don’t…okay? Stick with either purified mineral oil or refined coconut oil for treating any cooking surfaces, such as your cast iron pans and wood cutting boards. After that soaked into the board overnight, it was dry, the color was enhanced, and ready to use.
I own a hefty $100+ wood cutting board already (which only gets pulled out for big meals with guests), as well as silicone and plastic models, and I wasn’t sure if this bamboo cutting board would add to our collection. I was pleasantly surprised by how much we enjoyed cutting on this board. When we were done, we hand washed and set it aside to dry in the dish drying rack — I wouldn’t dare stick it in the dishwasher for risk of ruining its handsome good looks.
At $25.99, so far I’d say this bamboo cutting board is excellent value. It feels sturdy and I love the feeling that I’m using an all-natural and eco-friendly product. Time will tell how well it stands up to continuous use, so if my opinion changes you’ll be the first to know. However, at such a fair price, I don’t think anyone loses for purchasing this beauty.
Fish Tacos with Mint-Yogurt Sauce (hello…Summer!)
This low heat quick meal will come together in about 20-30 minutes tops and you can pair it with a nice green salad, a cucumber salad (like we did) or rice. Whatever you like!