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Menu Plan for Summer II: Week 7, Day 1

Grilled Tuna with Mustard Sauce
Potato Salad with Mushrooms and Chevre
Green Beans with Mushrooms

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

      The fish is simple, the potato salad complex...  Get the best grade of tuna you can. I buy 'white' which I prefer to 'red' - those are my choices.  Substitute halibut, or other firm fish. 

Grilled Tuna with Mustard Sauce

Total time: 15 minutes
     If you get sushi-grade tuna you will definitely want to have this rare (it has to be graded to a higher standard so it's okay to eat raw).  Regular tuna we normally have medium.  If it gets to close to well done it tends to be dry.  The Mustard Sauce adds a rich finish to the dish.

Grilled Tuna with Mustard Sauce Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Potato Salad with Mushrooms and Chevre

Total time: 30 minutes
    Warm, crisp, sautéed potatoes, mushrooms and garlic enveloped in creamy, melted soft goat cheese, finished with lots of fresh basil and chives - this is not your ordinary potato salad.  Full of complex flavors, it is best served with simple, grilled meat of fish.

Potato Salad with Mushrooms and Chevre Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Green Beans with Mushrooms

Total time: 25 minutes
    Sautéed mushrooms and onions top these green beans, that are lightly flavored with soy sauce.  

Green Beans with Mushrooms Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 35 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, small bowl, medium bowl, large skillet,
2 small saucepans, 1 lid, dish for marinating,
BBQ grill, basket, mat or pan or large skillet

Light / turn on barbecue grill
Mince all garlic, divide
Trim mushrooms, divide
Slice mushrooms for potatoes
Chop mushrooms for beans
Sauté garlic, mushrooms for potatoes
Slice potatoes
Remove mushrooms, garlic to bowl
Add oil, potatoes to skillet, cover, cook

Top, tail, cut beans
Make marinade, spoon over tuna
Cook beans
Uncover potatoes, stir
Sauté onion for beans
Make Mustard Sauce
Snip / tear all herbs
Add mushrooms, garlic to onions, sauté
Start to cook tuna
Add herbs, goat cheese to mushrooms/garlic
Turn tuna
Add potatoes to mushroom/cheese, toss
Finish beans
Remove tuna
Serve all and enjoy!