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pork chops diablo
Grilled Pork Chops Diablo

roasted potatoes
Roast Spicy Parmesan Potatoes

beans with mushrooms
Green Beans with Mushrooms

 

Menu Plan for the week of Sept. 13, 2013: Day 6 Recipes

Grilled Pork Chops Diablo
Roast Spicy Parmesan Potatoes
Green Beans with Mushrooms

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

     A little heat to finish the week - just a little....

Pork Chops Diablo, Grilledsummer version              Preparation and cooking time: 30 minutes
  Pork chops with a kick, marinated and cooked on the barbecue grill.  If you want them hotter, more 'devilish' you could add a drop or 2 of Tabasco or other hot sauce. 

2 - 4 pork chops - depending on size 12oz total weight (360gr)
Marinade
2 tbs Dijon mustard
2 tbs Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbs olive oil
2 tbs red wine vinegar
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder

Mix all ingredients for marinade and brush on chops.  Let marinate for 15 - 20 minutes.  Cook on barbecue for 4 - 7 minutes a side or until done.  Should be slightly pink in center when done - take a peak (techniques).  Or fry in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat the same amount of time.  Serve.

Roast Spicy Parmesan Potatoes                          Preparation and cooking time: 30 minutes
     Simple, grilled or roasted potatoes are perfect with equally simple, grilled meats.  These have a light kick and are finished with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

2 medium potatoes or 4 small 
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
1 tbs olive oil
2 tbs Parmesan cheese

Slice potatoes into thick rounds (1/2", 1cm).   Put remaining ingredients, except Parmesan, into a large bowl and mix well.  Add potatoes and stir, coating thoroughly.  Put them into an old metal pie plate or cake tin or foil barbecue container (or whatever) that you will never use for any purpose but the barbecue again... and you should have one of these.  Cook on barbecue (grill) for 25 - 30 minutes or until done. You will need to stir them with a long-handled wooden spoon occasionally as they tend to develop 'hot spots' and can get a little crispy.
Or
you can roast them in the oven.  Arrange potatoes on baking sheet with rim (I use my trusty, round pizza pan) Bake at 400F for 30 minutes.
To finish:  Remove and put into a bowl.  Add Parmesan and stir to coat.  Serve.

Green Beans with Mushrooms                             Preparation and cooking time:  30 minutes
    
Sautéed mushrooms and onions top these green beans, that are lightly flavored with soy sauce.  

6oz 180gr) green beans
2oz, (60gr) mushrooms
1/2 onion
1 clove garlic
1 tsp butter
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp soy sauce

Top and tail beans... cut off the ends.  Cut into 1 1/2 inch lengths (4cm) or leave whole.  Put beans, 1/4 cup of water into a small saucepan, cover and simmer until done, 10 - 15 minutes.  If beans dry out add a little more water. 
While beans cook: Chop onion.  Clean and chop mushrooms.  Mince garlic.  Heat butter and oil in small skillet.  Add onion and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes.  Add garlic and mushrooms and sauté until everything is light brown, about 10 minutes longer.
When beans are done, drain and add to the skillet along with the soy sauce.  Stir well to combine and serve.

Cooking schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives, small bowl, medium bowl, small saucepan with lid, small skillet, dish for marinating, barbecue grill, grill pan
Turn on/light barbecue grill
Mix spices, Worcestershire, oil for potatoes in bowl
Cut potatoes, add to bowl, stir to coat
Start to cook potatoes
Make marinade, spoon over pork, set aside
Top, tail and cut beans
          Pause a few minutes while potatoes cook

Start to cook beans
Start to cook pork
Mind the potatoes
Chop onion for beans, sauté
Mince garlic
Trim and chop mushrooms
Add garlic, mushrooms to onions, sauté
Turn pork
    Wait for everything to finish
Drain beans, add to onion/mushrooms
Add soy sauce, stir well
Remove pork chops, potatoes, Serve