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Menu Plan for Spring I: Week 10, Day 1

Grilled Salmon with Warm Tomato Leek Salsa
Pasta with Snow Peas and Cherry Tomatoes

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

      Nothing says spring quite like a simple Pasta Primavera - and Salmon done on the barbecue served with a fresh, herb-flavored salsa.

Grilled Salmon with Warm Tomato Leek Salsa

Total time: 20 minutes 
    Salmon is the perfect fish for grilling and smoking: a light brushing of olive oil and a few herbs are all it needs.

Grilled Salmon with Warm Tomato Leek Salsa Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Pasta with Snow Peas and Cherry Tomatoes

Total time: 25 minutes  
    A colorful Pasta Primavera - or spring pasta dish.  Don't start the sauce until the pasta is cooking, it only takes 10 minutes and you don't want it over-cooked.

Pasta with Snow Peas and Cherry Tomatoes Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 25 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, pot and colander for pasta, medium skillet,
large skillet, barbecue grill with grill basket / pan or
baking sheet

Turn on/light barbecue grill or oven 400F (200C)
Put water on high heat for pasta
Clean, slice leek
Sauté chili powder
Add leek, sauté
Cut all cherry tomatoes
Trim, cut snow peas
Trim, slice green garlic
Shred cheese if needed

Snip all herbs
Add tomatoes to leeks, sauté briefly
Add herbs to tomato / leek, take off heat, set aside
Prepare salmon
Start to cook salmon 10 minutes earlier if using oven
Cook pasta
Sauté green garlic
Add snow peas to green garlic, sauté
Turn salmon
Add stock, herbs to skillet, heat
Drain pasta, add to skillet
Remove salmon
Arrange Salmon and Tomato Leek Salsa on plates
Add cherry tomatoes to pasta, stir
Put pasta in serving bowl, top with cheese, Serve