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Menu Plan for Fall I: Week 13, Day 1

Sesame-Crusted Salmon
Oriental Orzo
Stir-Fried Broccoli

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

        The salmon, orzo and broccoli are all quick and easy, fitting end to a busy (or not) day.

Sesame-Crusted Salmon

Total time: 20 minutes
 The sesame crust adds just the right amount of crunch to these flavorful salmon filets; roasting keeps the crust nicely in place.

Sesame-Crusted Salmon Ingredients:


Note:  For easy clean up cover pan with foil first.  This is especially nice if you are using fillets with the skin on.  You can carefully lift the salmon off the skin to serve, leaving the skin on the foil.  Then wrap the whole mess up and toss.

Oriental Orzo

Total time: 25 minutes
   This is so easy to make, put everything in the pan and cook, yet the flavors are complex and pair well with roasted salmon or chicken with an Asian flavor.

Oriental Orzo Ingredients:


Stir-Fried Broccoli

Total time: 15 minutes
     Broccoli is often included in with beef or chicken in stir-fries, but it's excellent stir-fried on it's own as a side dish, as well.  Plus it's bright green color looks lovely on the plate.

Stir-Fried Broccoli Ingredients:


Cooking Schedule: 35 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
whisk, small bowl, baking sheet, small saucepan,
medium skillet with lid
Turn oven on, 400F (200C)
Mix soy, oil, ginger, sugar for salmon
Put salmon on baking sheet - lined with foil
Spoon glaze on salmon
Add sesame seeds to salmon, press lightly, bake

Put orzo, sugar, soy, stock in pan, boil, reduce heat
Trim, cut broccoli
Mince garlic
Stir-fry broccoli, garlic
Add soy, ginger, stock, broccoli, cover, simmer
    Pause while stuff cooks
Finish broccoli
Remove salmon, put on platter or plates
Finish orzo