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Menu Plan for Spring II: Week 10, Day 1

Pasta with Shrimp, Avocado and Olives
Sautéed Spinach

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

      I couldn't decide what kind of sauce to use for the pasta, so I just used lemon and oil... It was exactly right!  We'll use more fresh lemon tomorrow for the asparagus

Shrimp, Avocado and Olive Pasta

Total time: 25 minutes
     This is a simple pasta dish. Without a proper 'sauce' all of the individual tastes come through clearly, creating a symphony of well-balanced, fresh, savory flavors.

Shrimp, Avocado and Olive Pasta Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Sautéed Spinach 

Total time: 10 minutes
   This is quickly done and best if done at the last minute.  A sprinkling of lemon juice and sea salt is all that's needed to let the spinach shine.  The leaves should be barely wilted.

Sautéed Spinach Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
medium skillet , lid, pot and colander for pasta,
large skillet

Put water on high heat for pasta
Clean shrimp if needed
Slice green garlic or onion/garlic
Slice olives
Slice cherry tomatoes
Prepare spinach

Start to cook pasta
Snip herbs
Sauté green garlic
Add shrimp, sauté
Drain pasta
Cut avocado
Add oil, lemon, capers, olives, tomatoes to shrimp
Stir-fry spinach, finish spinach
Add pasta to skillet, heat through
Add avocado, herbs to pasta
Serve