Main Course Menu Plan: Week 6  Fall I

Day 1: Salmon Baked in Phyllo with Tarragon Cream Sauce

Total time: 25 minutes
    A very impressive dish, easy to prepare, bakes quickly and makes an elegant presentation. Phyllo can be frozen twice.

Salmon Baked in Phyllo with Tarragon Cream Sauce Ingredients:


Note: Phyllo dough is very fragile and prone to drying out.  Use one sheet at a time and cover the remaining sheets with a slightly damp towel or paper towel.

Day 2: Chicken Breasts Savoyard    

Total time: 45 minutes
   An elegant party dish, it expands easily.  Boneless chicken and artichoke bottoms, baked in a white wine sauce.  It can be prepared ahead and baked at the last minutes.  Very little work for gourmet main course.  Serve with some fluffy Basmati or Mashed Potatoes.

Chicken Breasts Savoyard Ingredients:


Day 3: Pizza with Salami

Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes, if you make the crust from scratch
                               35 minutes if you buy the crust

    I prefer to use paper-thin sliced tomatoes rather than traditional pizza sauce.  If you'd prefer sauce, 8oz (250gr) should cover nicely.  We get wonderful salami, but pepperoni, chorizo, or other sliced, spicy sausage would be equally delicious. 

Pizza with Salami  Ingredients:

salami pizza Instructions:

Day 4: Turkey Cutlets with Mustard Crust

Total time: 30 minutes
  The mustard - crumb crust keeps these nice and moist and gets deliciously crispy fried in just a bit of olive oil.  You can use chicken breasts in place of turkey, but they will need an extra 10 minutes of cooking time.... unless you pound them thin first.

Turkey Cutlets with Mustard Crust Ingredients:


Day 5:  Spaghetti Timbale with Tuna

Total time: 50 minutes
    Spaghetti Pie with Tuna. The spaghetti forms a thick layer on the bottom with the tuna and cheese in layers on top.  If you used a spring form pan you could let it cool a bit and then unmold it for a proper timbale.  We're never that patient.

Spaghetti Timbale with Tuna Ingredients:


Day 6: Pork Chops with Lemon/Soy Glaze

Total time: 30 minutes
    This has a piquant sauce: dark, spicy, salty, sour, wonderful.  The pork chops I use are thin, about 3/8" (3/4cm).  If yours are thicker increase cooking time to 15 minutes.

Pork Chops with Lemon/Soy Glaze Ingredients:


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