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Menu Plan for Spring I: Week 11, Day 1

Teriyaki Grilled Swordfish
Pasta with Peanut Sauce
Sesame Carrots

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

      It's not often that I can get the 'larger' ocean fish, here, like tuna or sword fish, but they work so nicely on the grill I always snap them up during the summer.

Teriyaki Grilled Swordfish

Total time: 15 minutes  
       The steaks we had were quite thin, about 1/3" (1cm).  They cooked very quickly on the grill, about 2 minutes per side.  If you prefer, you can quickly pan-fry them for about the same amount of time. We use a grill basket for fish; it makes it easier to handle the filets or steaks.  You could also use a silicone mat - but no grill marks!

Teriyaki Grilled Swordfish Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Pasta with Peanut Sauce

Total time: 25 minutes
    
Peanut butter, sherry, fresh herbs... It's a simple sauce, rich, creamy and full of flavor.  It is meant to be served just barely warm or at room temperature.  

Pasta with Peanut Sauce Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Sesame Carrots

Total time: 25 minutes 
    Carrots are the workhorse of the vegetable world, at least in my kitchen.  But that's no reason why they can't be interesting.

Sesame Carrots Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, colander, large pasta pot, small saucepan,
small skillet with lid, barbecue grill, grill basket or
large skillet

Put water on high heat for pasta
Light/turn on barbecue grill if using
Trim, cut carrots
Mince garlic
Snip herbs
Start to cook pasta

Sauté garlic for carrots
Add carrots, etc. cover, simmer
Toast sesame seeds if needed
Cook fish
Put ingredients for peanut sauce in pan, heat, stir
Turn fish
Uncover carrots
Drain pasta, put in bowl, add sauce, stir
Remove fish, finish
Stir pasta, add herbs, stir
Finish carrots
Serve