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Main Course Menu Plan: Week 10  Spring I

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Day 1: 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.

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Day 2: Barbecued Sirloin Steak

Total time: 30 minutes
   Get any steak suitable for your budget and for grilling.  If you slice the steak, at an angle, even a tougher cut is delicious - and they usually have more flavor!

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Day 3: Asian Chicken and Cabbage Salad

Total time: 30 minutes
   Shredded cabbage with a creamy peanut butter dressing is the base for this chicken salad.  Sprinkled with sliced (or slivered) almonds and sesame seeds, it has a definite 'Asian' flavor.

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Note: Toast sesame seeds in a dry, nonstick skillet, over medium-high heat, 3 - 6 minutes. Start flipping them or shaking the skillet after 1 - 2 minutes and remove as soon as light brown.

Day 4: Pasta Salad with Sausage and Chickpeas 

Total time: 25 minutes
    Chickpeas and Feta add a Mediterranean touch to this salad.  You could as easily use grilled chicken breasts, or leave the meat out altogether for a vegetarian version.

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Peel fava beans:  They peel like peas: break open the pod and take the beans out.  Don't bother with any really tiny ones.  After blanching they will have a whitish outer shell.  Just squeeze lightly and the inner, bright green bean will pop out.  It may split in half... that's okay.

Day 5:  Barbecued Pork Chops

Total time: 30 minutes
  Perfectly simple: a quick marinade to add flavor and moisture followed by a quick cooking on the grill.  I used rather thin, boneless chops. 

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Note:  If you cook it too long pork tends to be dry - unless you cook it really, really long - but that's winter cooking ... this is summer.

Day 6: Grilled Turkey Cutlets Piccata   

Total time: 30 minutes
    Turkey cutlets cook quickly, and work very well with marinades.  If you can't get them get a turkey tenderloin and either slice it into thin cutlets yourself or ask your butcher. You could also use boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

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