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Menu Plan for Summer I: Week 4, Day 6

Oriental Barbecued Pork Tenderloin
Grilled Parmesan Potatoes
Sautéed Courgette (Zucchini) with Balsamic Vinegar

Cooking time: 45 minutes for menu      Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     I can get a pork tenderloin that weighs between 12 and 14oz (350gr).  That's perfect for us.  If yours is larger, refrigerate the leftovers, un-sliced.  Then slice it paper thin and use it in sandwiches or salads over the weekend.... With maybe a little barbecue sauce?   Do the potatoes on the grill or in the oven...

Oriental Barbecued Pork Tenderloin

Total time: 45 minutes 
     This is a 'liquid' marinade that gets nicely into the pork.  Continue basting as it cooks, but remember to stop about 10 minutes before you take the pork off the grill, and give the pork one last turn, so any 'raw' marinade is cooked before removing the pork.  Do not use any leftover sauce without cooking it first.  Pink is best for pork.

Oriental Barbecued Pork Tenderloin Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Note:  Could also be roasted about the same amount of time, turning and basting, 400F (200C).

Grilled Parmesan Potatoes

Total time: 35 minutes 
     Simple, grilled or roasted potatoes are perfect with equally simple, grilled meats.  These have a coating or crispy, golden Parmesan cheese when finished.

Grilled Parmesan Potatoes Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Sautéed Zucchini (Courgette) with Balsamic Vinegar

Total time: 25 minutes 
      Sliced zucchini, sautéed in garlic oil and finished with a bit of good Balsamic vinegar and some fresh herbs; simply delicious!  If you like, rather than discarding the garlic, you could mince it and sprinkle on the finished veg.

Sautéed Zucchini (Courgette) with Balsamic Vinegar Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 45 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
small bowl, whisk,
medium bowl, large skillet, dish
for marinating, barbecue grill, grill pan or baking
sheet and skillet

Turn on/light barbecue grill
Turn on oven (400F, 200C) if using
Make marinade, pour over pork
Mix paprika, oil, Parmesan for potatoes
Thinly slice zucchini
Peel garlic
Snip herbs
Cut potatoes, add to Parmesan/oil
Put potatoes on grill pan / baking sheet, cook

Start to cook pork
    Pause while it all cooks
Baste pork
    Pause while it all cooks
Stir potatoes
Baste pork
Sauté garlic for zucchini
Remove garlic, add zucchini
Baste pork
    Wait for stuff to cook
Stir/turn zucchini slices
Check the pork  Done? Remove, let rest
Remove potatoes
Add vinegar, herbs to zucchini
Slice pork,  Serve