Main Course Menu Plan: Week 9  Fall I

Day 1: Balsamic Glazed Baked Salmon

Total time: 25 minutes
     The honey-vinegar makes a lovely glaze with a hint of hot from the mustard.

Balsamic Glazed Baked Salmon Ingredients:


Day 2: Filet Mignon with (simple) Marchand de Vin Sauce

Total time: 30 minutes
   This sauce in lovely with filet mignon, but use any tender steak that you like.  Use a hot skillet or grill pan to cook quickly, adjusting time for desired degree of doneness.  The sauce is simple, but intensely flavorful... And easier than the original.

Filet Mignon with (simple) Marchand de Vin Sauce Ingredients:


Day 3: Chicken and Broccoli Risotto

Total time: 30 minutes
      A silky risotto, with bright green broccoli and bits of chicken this is sure to please the most discerning palate. It's finished with freshly grated Parmesan and a scattering of sautéed mushrooms.

Chicken and Broccoli Risotto Ingredients:


Note:   The risotto will continue to absorb liquid and the leftovers (if any) will be quite stiff.  The risottos that we have eaten in northern Italy have all been served in soup plates (flattish bowls) and eaten with a spoon - not a fork.

Day 4: Hungarian Pork Chops

Total time: 40 minutes
   Quickly browned, then simmered in white wine and stock, flavored with bay and paprika, these pork chops are fork tender and full of flavor.

Hungarian Pork Chops Ingredients:


Day 5:  Stir-Fried Beef and Broccoli

Total time: 25 minutes
    Flank steak lends itself very well to stir-frying, but a lot of markets are selling packages of pre-cut meat just for this purpose - take advantage of someone else's work if you can! You can arrange the rice on a platter, spoon the beef and broccoli on top and serve, or use separate bowls.

Stir-Fried Beef and Broccoli Ingredients:


Day 6: Chicken Stew with Sherry   

Total time: 50 minutes
    Sherry adds flavor notes that go well with stews.  It blends well with the traditional root vegetables and enhances the flavor of the chicken. 

Chicken Stew with Sherry Ingredients:


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