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Menu Plan for Spring II: Week 8, Day 2

Filet Mignon with Caramelized Onions
New Potato 'Oven Fries'
Sautéed Mangetout & Mushrooms (Snow Peas)

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

         The dish would be equally good using a less expensive steak, a flank steak or even a 'Cube Steak'.  If using a tougher cut, slice it across the grain at an angle to serve and/or marinate.

Filet Mignon with Caramelized Onions

Total time: 35 minutes
     With a lovely piece of flavorful, tender filet mignon this is truly marvelous main course. But the savory-sweet onions will make even a lesser cut shine.

Filet Mignon with Caramelized Onions Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Note:   Could be done under the broiler (grill) or quickly pan fried over high heat for about the same time.

New Potato 'Oven Fries'

Total time: 35 minutes
     New potatoes are about the size of walnuts...(or golf balls).  They are great braised or roasted whole, but get wonderfully crunchy with creamy interiors when cut in half and baked like 'Fries'.

New Potato 'Oven Fries' Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Sautéed Snow Peas (Mangetout) & Mushrooms

Total time: 10 minutes
     The mushrooms give a bit of meaty flavor and 'weight' to the delicate snow peas and contrast nicely with their crisp crunch.

Snow Peas with Mushrooms Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 35 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
large skillet, medium skillet, baking sheet, small
bowl, medium bowl, barbecue grill, broiler / skillet

Turn oven on, 400F (200C)
Slice onion, sauté
Cut potatoes
Mix paprika, oil, thyme, add potatoes, coat
Lay potatoes, cut side down, on tray, bake
Mix Worcestershire, oil, brush on steaks
Mind the onions
Trim, slice mushrooms

Trim, cut snow peas
Turn potatoes
Turn on/light barbecue grill if using
Sauté mushrooms, mangetout
Start to cook steaks
Finish onions
Turn steaks
Mind the mushrooms, mangetout
Remove potatoes, salt
Arrange onions on plates
Top with steaks
Remove mangetout, mushrooms
Serve

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