Main Course Menu Plan: Week 6  Summer I

Day 1: Grilled Lemon Shrimp (Prawns)

Total time: 15 minutes  longer if you have to clean them
    Use a grill pan (it's like a mesh skillet) or a mat for these, if possible.  Or thread them onto skewers (soaked in water for 15 minutes if wood) to make them easier to turn.  We don't want them falling through the grill.

Grilled Lemon Shrimp Ingredients:


Day 2: Filet Mignon with Glazed Mushrooms

Total time: 35 minutes 
     Small, thick-cut filet mignon are perfect done on the barbecue grill.  A wrap of bacon adds flavor and helps the steak stay moist.   We've painted these with a light marinade and served with some savory glazed mushrooms.

Filet Mignon with Glazed Mushrooms Ingredients:


Day 3: Barbecued Chicken With Lemon and Herbs

Total time: 60 minutes       Prep early in the day or the night before 
    If you want cold chicken leftovers, do a whole chicken, otherwise just do your favorite pieces.  The herb mixture is enough for a whole chicken.  If you do the equivalent of half of a chicken (2 thighs and 2 legs would be my choice) cut the herb mix in half.  If you don't have all of the herbs, just leave them out rather than use dried.  If you have no fresh herbs, substitute 1/4 the amount, dried.  

chicken herbs Ingredients:

chicken herbs cooked Instructions:

Day 4: Cheeseburgers with Glazed Mushrooms

Total time: 20 minutes
    Simple grilled burgers topped with a thick wedge of runny Brie or goat cheese and sautéed mushrooms: adult cheeseburgers.  We normally eat burgers with a fork and a glass of red.  Feel free to have them on a bun with a Mountain Dew. 

Cheeseburgers with Glazed Mushrooms Ingredients:


Day 5:  Chicken Caesar Salad

Total time: 25 minutes 
     Grilled chicken and a yogurt dressing keep the calories down on this salad; the Parmesan and the anchovies keep the classic 'Caesar' flavor high.   

Chicken Caesar Salad Ingredients:


Day 6: Grilled Pork Chops with Peanut Marinade

Total time: 30 minutes
   Similar to a Satay, this slightly spicy marinade goes well with pork.  For maximum flavor, poke the pork with a fork after adding the marinade to allow it to penetrate the meat.  We had thin chops that cook quickly; try not to overcook, slightly pink is now preferred for pork.

Grilled Pork Chops with Peanut Marinade Ingredients:


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