Starters  Beef  Chicken, etc  Fish  Pork, Lamb  Barbecue  One Dish  Salads  Sides  Misc. 

Menu Plan for Fall II: Week 12, Friday

Spinach Timbales
Shrimp with Feta and Greek Olives

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

     A simple, 2-course, 2-dish to end the week.  Use the leftover tomato sauce for the Stuffed Mushrooms on Saturday. There is just a quick minute or two to cook the shrimp after you have your starter to finish the dinner.

Spinach Timbales

Total time: 35 minutes
    These go together quickly and make a lovely presentation when unmolded, especially onto a white plate, with the red tomato sauce.  Puréed whole tomatoes have a fresher taste than commercial tomato sauce.  Garnish with some olives or a bit of cheese, whatever is on hand.

Spinach Timbales Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Shrimp with Feta and Greek Olives

Total time: 25 minutes
   Shrimp with a Greek flavor: with tomatoes, dry or salt-cured black olives and finished with Feta cheese.  The feta I get is sheep's milk (brebis - traditional) and comes in 7oz (200gr) blocks.  Add it at the end so it stays in chunks, rather then melting into the sauce.

Shrimp with Feta and Greek Olives Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 35 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
small saucepan, pan or dish for spinach, ramekins,
baking pan, pot and colander for pasta, large skillet
with lid, blender
Turn the oven on, 400F (200C)
Put water on high heat for pasta
Thaw or cook spinach, squeeze dry
Prepare ramekins
Whisk egg
Add cheese, mustard, nutmeg to egg, stir
Add spinach to egg, stir
Spoon into ramekins
Place ramekins in pan, add hot water, bake
Start to cook pasta
Chop shallots
Mince garlic
Sauté shallots for shrimp
Open, drain tomatoes for Spinach

Purée tomatoes for spinach
Put tomato sauce, basil, in pan, heat
Add garlic to shallots, sauté
Open tomatoes for shrimp, chop, reserve juice
Add tomatoes, juices to shallots, simmer
Cut olives, cube feta, set aside
Cover skillet, keep warm over low heat
Remove spinach timbales when done
Drain pasta when done
Remove timbales from ramekins to plates
Spoon tomato sauce around and serve
Done?
Turn heat up under skillet for shrimp
Add shrimp to tomatoes
Run hot tap water over pasta to separate
Add olives to sauce when shrimp are cooked
Put pasta in serving bowl
Add some sauce, toss to coat
Add remaining sauce, shrimp
Top with Feta and serve