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Menu Plan for the week of July 12, 2013:  Thursday's Recipes

 Barbecued Turkey Cutlets
Pasta with Basil, Chard and Red Onion

Cooking time:  30 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     You can substitute chicken breasts if turkey cutlets are hard to find.  Or get a turkey tenderloin and slice thinly.

Barbecued Turkey Cutlets

Total time: 25 minutes
    Turkey cutlets are an economical and flavorful meat, cut from the turkey breast, and can be used in place of, more expensive, veal scallops.  They should be about 1/4 inch (.6cm) thick.  Because they are so thin they take well to marinades and cook quickly, without drying out. 

Barbecued Turkey Cutlets Ingredients:


Pasta with Basil, Chard and Red Onion

Total time: 30 minutes
     This is a colorful pasta salad with green chard, red onion and purple basil.  

Pasta with Basil, Chard and Red Onion Ingredients:


Note:  To slice the chard, stack the leaves neatly with the stem together.  Fold the leaves in half the long way.  Slice the stems, keeping them separate, then the leaves.

Cooking schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
2 small bowls, whisk, large skillet, pot and colander
for pasta,
barbecue grill or skillet, dish for marinating,
salad bowl
Put water on high heat for pasta
Light/turn on barbecue grill
Make marinade, spoon over turkey, set aside
Slice onion, mince garlic
Slice chard

Cook pasta
Make yogurt dressing
Sauté onion, garlic, chard stems
Start to cook turkey
Tend to the basil, tearing large leaves
Add chard leaves to skillet, sauté
Drain pasta, put into bowl
Turn turkey
Add vegetables, dressing to pasta, toss to combine
Ad basil to pasta, combine
Remove turkey, Serve

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