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Menu Plan for the week of June 7, 2013: Friday's Recipes

Egg Linguini with Warm Avocado Sauce
Shrimp and Asparagus Salad

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

   We used smallish shrimp for the salad, and large couscous - aka: Israeli couscous, Portuguese cuscus, pearl couscous.  The 'noodles' are made from a thinly sliced, flat omelet.

Egg Linguini with Avocado Sauce

Total time: 30 minutes 
    A spring  update on the 'Egg Noodles with Prosciutto', these noodles are dressed with a light, warm avocado sauce.  Garnish with a few cherry tomatoes to add color.

Egg Linguini with Avocado Sauce Ingredients:


Shrimp and Asparagus Salad

Total time: 30 minutes
   This calls for large couscous, which is prepared like pasta.  If you can't get it, use 1/2 cup regular couscous, prepared by pouring 3/4 cup boiling stock over and letting sit, covered, for 10 minutes.

Shrimp and Asparagus Salad Ingredients:


Cooking Schedule: 30 minutes for menu
Assemble all ingredients and utensils
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, small bowl, medium bowl, whisk (used 2 X),
2 small saucepans, 1 lid, medium skillet or omelet pan,
blender, large skillet, large bowl, tongs
Clean shrimp if needed
Prepare lettuce, wash, drain / spin
Heat stock, water for couscous
Slice, pit avocado
Put avocado, stock, lemon in blender, purée
Put sauce in saucepan, warm
Whisk eggs, flour, milk
Heat skillet or omelet pan
Make 3 omelets, allow to cool
Cook couscous
Stir yogurt into warm avocado sauce
Remove sauce from heat, cover to keep warm
Trim asparagus, but leave whole
Sauté asparagus

Slice bacon
Chop onion
Turn asparagus
Snip herbs, cut olives
Drain couscous
Remove asparagus
Sauté shrimp
Make vinaigrette
Remove shrimp
Sauté onion, bacon
Roll omelets, slice
Arrange 'linguini' on plates
Cut cherry tomatoes, garnish
Toss greens, herbs with vinaigrette, arrange in bowl
Remove skillet from heat
Add Balsamic, couscous, olives, shrimp
Spoon shrimp/couscous on greens
Top salad with asparagus
Top linguini with avocado sauce
Put salad on table, admire while eating linguini

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