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Menu Plan for Summer I: Week 8, Tuesday

Salade Niçoise

Cooking time: 25 minutes for menu        Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     I think canned tuna is no longer considered suitable food for the gourmet in the U.S.   That's not true in most of Europe.  Canned tuna is still very popular and the types, brands and range of prices is amazing.  A proper 'Salade Niçoise' would never be served with anything but canned tuna - a premium canned tuna, yes, but never fresh tuna (and in my opinion, fresh tuna is much to dry for a good 'salade').

Salade Niçoise

Total time: 25 minutes 
    This is a classic, French summer salad, served at sidewalk cafes all over the country for lunch and light suppers.  Pour a glass of Rosé, settle into your chair, and enjoy...  Maybe while watching the sun set.

Salade Niçoise  Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 25 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
whisk, small bowl, scissors, small saucepan with lid,
medium saucepan with steamer basket and lid

Start to cook eggs
Cut potatoes, start to steam
Cut beans, add to steamer
Snip herbs
Make vinaigrette

Prepare lettuce
Toss lettuce with some vinaigrette
Drain tuna
Cut tomato
Test beans, potatoes - done? remove and let cool
Peel, quarter eggs
Arrange all ingredients on lettuce
Drizzle vinaigrette
Admire
Serve, Eat

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