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Menu Plan for Summer II: Week 11, Friday

Tortilla de Calabacín
Barbecued Shrimp
Spanish Couscous
Green Beans with Prosciutto and Garlic Chips

Cooking time: 35 minutes           Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

      Dinner with a Spanish influence.  Serve a chilled Rosado... Of course, in Spain the Gambas (shrimp) would be cooked on a slate tile, with the heads on (the best part) and dinner would be at midnight....
Note:  cook an extra 6oz (180gr) shrimp for tomorrow. We'll use more pepper during the week.

Tortilla de Calabacín (Spanish-Style Omelet with Zucchini)

Total time: 25 minutes
    If you prefer, substitute fried, sliced potatoes, sautéed onions or sliced tomatoes. Everything else stays the same.  You can trim the rind off of the Brie, or not. Because the Brie is rather runny, I didn't flip this.

Tortilla de Calabacín Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Barbecued Shrimp (Prawns)

Total time: 15 minutes, longer if you have to clean the shrimp
   Shrimp cook very quickly on the barbecue grill so be careful not to overcook, lest they be dry. They should just curl and be opaque.  The marinade helps retain moisture.  We cook them on a silicone grill mat, but a mesh pan will work, as well.... or skewers.

Barbecued Shrimp Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Spanish Couscous 

Total time: 15 minutes
    Couscous is so flexible, almost any liquid can be used to flavor it. The peppers are not cooked, just warmed with the couscous to soften a bit.

Spanish Couscous Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Green Beans with Prosciutto and Garlic Chips

Total time: 20 minutes
     I used the flat, Italian beans for this but any tender green bean will work.  Garlic chips are not as strong as you might think, and they get lovely golden and crisp. You can just used the garlic-infused oil if you think the chips might be too strong.... but, taste one....  Sage is good with beans, a change from the more traditional savory.

Green Beans with Prosciutto and Garlic Chips Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Note: If making in advance, when beans are done plunge into cold water to preserve color.  Remove and drain.  When ready to finish put beans on a baking sheet and into a warm oven, 220F (100C) to warm for 5 - 10 minutes.

Cooking schedule: 35 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, medium bowl, small bowl, whisk,
medium nonstick skillet, small saucepan with lid,
small skillet, steamer with basket and lid, grill
basket or pan, barbecue grill

Prepare shrimp
Top and tail beans
Peel all garlic
Thinly slice garlic for chips
Mince garlic for shrimp
Mix oil, chopped garlic, add shrimp, set aside
Slice zucchini
Sauté zucchini
Cut cheese
Snip all herbs
Chop olives
Chop pepper
Turn zucchini
Chop Prosciutto

Make barbecue sauce
Whisk eggs
Pour half of eggs over zucchini
Heat tomato juice
Light/turn on barbecue grill
Add cheese, parsley to eggs
Pour remaining egg over, cover, cook
Remove juice from heat
Add olives, pepper, couscous, stir, cover
Steam green beans
Finish tortilla, remove from skillet, slice, serve
Done?
Sauté garlic
Remove beans to serving dish
Cook shrimp
Finish couscous
Turn shrimp
Add Prosciutto, sage to garlic
Remove shrimp (refrigerate some), finish
Finish beans
Serve all