Menu Plan for Summer II: Week 5, Tuesday


Weekly Menu

Shopping List

Daily Recipes:


Pork Tenderloin, Oriental Barbecue
Grilled Potatoes
Oriental Zucchini, (Courgette)

Cooking time:  45 minutes for menu      Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

      The Food Police, aka the FDA, have lowered their requirements for cooking pork. Pink pork is now acceptable, 145F down from 160F). As we've been eating ours like that for years, it's nice to know we're finally legal.  Pork is moist, tender, and juicy if left slightly pink in the center.

Oriental Barbecued Pork Tenderloin

Total time: 45 minutes
     This is a 'liquid' marinade that gets nicely into the pork.  Continue basting as it cooks, but remember to stop about 10 minutes before you take the pork off the grill, and give the pork one last turn, so any 'raw' marinade is cooked before removing the pork.  Do not use any leftover sauce without cooking it first.  Pink is best for pork.

Oriental Barbecued Pork Tenderloin Ingredients:


Note:  Could also be roasted about the same amount of time, turning and basting, 400F (200C).

Grilled Potatoes   

Total time: 35 minutes
     Simple, grilled or roasted potatoes are perfect with equally simple, grilled meats.  Vary the herbs, Worcestershire, etc. according to the rest of the meal.

Grilled Potatoes Ingredients:


Oriental Zucchini (Courgette)   

Total time: 25 minutes
   Thinly slice the zucchini using a box slicer, mandolin, or food processor.  Sauté quickly, until just starting to get soft but stop while they still retain their shape.  Finish with toasted sesame seeds.

Oriental Zucchini (Courgette) Ingredients:  


Note:  To toast sesame seeds put into a bare, nonstick skillet over medium heat and brown, tossing/stirring frequently.  It takes 8 - 15 minutes depending on heat and size of pan. 

Cooking schedule: 45 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
small bowl, medium bowl, dish for marinating,
medium skillet, barbecue grill and grill pan

Turn on/light barbecue grill
Make marinade, pour over pork
Mix Worcestershire, paprika, rosemary,oil
Cut potatoes, add to oil mix, stir to coat
Start to cook potatoes
Slice onion, mince garlic
Start to cook pork, baste it
Stir potatoes
Slice zucchini

       Take a wee break while it all cooks
Baste pork
Toast sesame seeds
Sauté onion
Add garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sauté
Add zucchini, sauté
Stir potatoes
Baste, turn pork, baste
Mind the zucchini
Turn the pork
Take a peak - if done, remove and let rest
Remove potatoes
Finish zucchini
Slice pork, serve

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