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Menu Plan for Summer II: Week 12, Day 1

Grilled Swordfish with Olive Shallot Relish
Barley Salad with Sautéed Peppers

Cooking time: 30 minutes           Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     You can use any fish suitable for grilling - tuna, swordfish, halibut, snapper.  They would all pair well with the olive relish.

Grilled Swordfish with Olive Shallot Relish 

Total time: 25 minutes
   You can use any fish suitable for grilling - tuna, swordfish, halibut, snapper.  They would all pair well with the olive sauce.  If you get sushi-grade tuna or swordfish you will want them seared but rare to medium-rare in the center.  Any leftover Olive Sauce can be used with other grilled meats or simply eaten with savory biscuits.

Grilled Swordfish with Olive Shallot Relish Ingredients:

 Instructions:Olive Shallot Relish

Note: Can also be cooked under broiler or sautéed in nonstick pan for roughly the same amount of time. 
Note 2:  I threw a few wood chips on the grill for a slightly smoky flavor - thus the darker surface color.

Barley Salad with Red and Green Peppers

Total time: 25 minutes
   Colorful peppers add both flavor and nutrition to salads and side dishes.  I use quick-cooking barley, which takes about 15 minutes.  Cook in chicken stock for added flavor.

Barley Salad with Red and Green Peppers Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, medium bowl, small bowl, whisk, small
skillet, medium skillet, small saucepan with lid,
barbecue grill, basket or grill mat

Turn on/light barbecue grill
Start to cook barley
Mince shallots, garlic
Sauté shallots, garlic
Chop olives
Slice onion
Slice peppers

Add fennel, herbs to shallot/garlic
Sauté onion, pepper for barley
Add olives, lemon, wine to shallots, simmer
Make vinaigrette
Remove olive relish from heat, cover, keep warm
Snip herbs
Put pepper, onions, herbs into bowl
Start to cook fish
Finish Barley Salad
Turn fish
Put olive relish in a pretty bowl
Remove fish
Serve