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Menu Plan for Spring I: Week 2, Friday

Pizza Pastries
Fillet of Sole España
Barley with Savoy Cabbage

Cooking time:  35 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     We'll use the other half of the puff pastry next week.  It will keep for 2 weeks in the fridge, longer in the freezer. Bake the fish while you eat the pizzas. 

Pizza Pastries

Total time: 30 minutes 
     Little pizzas, made with prepared puff pastry, make an easy first course.  Make them smaller and you have finger food for a cocktail party.  These are topped with browned shallots, a bit of bacon and cheese on a tomato base.... Mini pizza!

Pizza Pastries  Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Fillet of Sole España

Total time: 35 minutes
    Sole is often sautéed, but baking in a light sauce results in a moist, flaky fish that needs little attention.  This recipe is easy enough for the novice cook but impressive enough for a dinner party.  It can easily be doubled or tripled to serve more, just use larger or more baking dishes.

Fillet of Sole España Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Barley with Savoy Cabbage

Total time: 30 minutes
   Barley is a hearty, nutritious grain; easy to cook and flavorful.   Here it's cooked in the same skillet with the cabbage and onion for a 'one-dish side dish'.

Barley with Savoy Cabbage Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 35 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
baking sheet, medium skillet (used 2 X), lid, large
skillet with lid, baking dish
Turn oven on, 420F (210C)
Clean shallots
Slice 2 shallots, sauté
Chop bacon, add to shallots
Chop 2 shallots, divide
Sauté 1 shallot for cabbage
Trim, slice cabbage
Mince garlic, slice olives
Add cabbage to chopped shallot, sauté
Mix ketchup, soy sauce, herbs, set aside
Cut puff pastry circles
Lightly oil baking sheet if not nonstick
Lay puff pastry circles on baking sheet, score
Add barley, stock, wine, thyme to cabbage
Stir to combine, cover, cook

Cut cheese
Spread the ketchup mixture on circles
Top with shallots, bacon
Add cheese to pizzas, bake
Sauté shallot, garlic (in shallot skillet) for fish
Prepare fish, sprinkle lemon, oil, paprika
Stir barley / cabbage
Add olives, capers, herbs, wine to shallots
Remove pizzas
Turn oven down to 350F (175F)
Bake fish
Remove olives/capers from heat, cover, keep warm
Stir barley, cabbage
Serve Pizzas
Done? Stir barley / cabbage
Remove fish from oven
Carefully place fish on plates or platter
Spoon Olive Sauce on fish
Put Barley with Cabbage in serving bowl
Serve