Main Course Menu Plan: Week 7  Spring I

Day 1: Salmon with Mustard Sauce 

Total time: 25 minutes
    The creamy yogurt takes a bit of the heat and bite out of the hot mustard, giving subtle flavors to the sauce.  We prefer salmon filets.  They may not make as nice of a presentation as steaks but they cook more evenly and are boneless.

Salmon, Mustard Cream Ingredients:


Day 2: Turkey Rolls Stuffed with Pimiento and Feta

Total time: 40 minutes
    Turkey is a rather bland meat, lending itself very well to be stuffed with bright flavors.  If you can't get thin turkey cutlets, you could use veal cutlets or chicken breasts, pounded thin.

Turkey Rolls Stuffed with Pimiento and Feta Ingredients:


Day 3: Slow-Roasted Moroccan Leg of Lamb

Total time: 3 hours 30 minutes 
    This is started hot, to brown the crust, then finished slowly.  It remains a lovely rose when sliced... and the crust is fantastic.... The best lamb I've had. This will easily serve 4 - 6.  Add more potatoes. Get a larger leg (and more potatoes) to serve more.

Slow-Roasted Moroccan Leg of Lamb Ingredients:


Day 4: Pasta with Lamb and White Beans, Greek Style

Total time: 25 minutes
     Originally made with leftover lamb, this could as easily be made with fresh ingredients.  The cherry tomatoes and green garlic add a touch of spring, and just enough 'tomato' flavor.  The feta and dry-cured olives add the taste of Greece.

Pasta with Lamb and White Beans Ingredients: 


Day 5:  Chicken Breasts with Red-Eye Gravy  

Total time: 30 minutes 
     It's the coffee that gives the name to this dish.  I use instant as I always have some on hand for caffeine emergencies.  Leftover from morning coffee works just fine - as long as it hasn't been on the burner all day ;-) I usually cut chicken breasts in half before cooking.

Chicken Breasts with Red-Eye Gravy Ingredients:


Day 6: Stir-Fried Beef with Snow Peas

Total time: 25 minutes
     Fresh snow peas and cherry tomatoes are great for stir-fries: they cook quickly, add lots of color and get us out of traditional winter fare.

Stir-Fried Beef with Snow Peas Ingredients:


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