Main Course Menu Plan: Week 12  Summer II

Day 1: 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.

Day 2: Barbecued Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Total time: 45 minutes
   It doesn't take a lot of stuffing... And it kind of oozes out the top.... But, it does get nicely caramelized on top and keeps the pork moist. Cook the pork, stuffing side up, without turning, in a covered grill.

Barbecued Stuffed Pork Tenderloin Ingredients:


Day 3: Cobb Pasta Salad

Total time: 25 minutes
   This is not a traditional pasta salad. With lots of vegetables and big chunks of ham, cheese and egg, no one will mistake this for a small side dish.  I didn't thoroughly cool the beans.  As I wanted them to retain a bit of warmth I just rinsed lightly.

Cobb Pasta Salad Ingredients:


Day 4: Soy Sauce/Mustard Turkey Cutlets, Grilled

Total time: 25 minutes
     Thin turkey cutlets go well with any marinade and are quickly cooked for an easy main course.  Thin pork or veal cutlets can be substituted, or chicken breasts.  If you can't find turkey, and want it, buy a breast or tenderloin and either have your butcher slice it or do it yourself.

Soy Sauce/Mustard Turkey Cutlets Ingredients:


Day 5:  Stuffed Peppers, Italian Style

Total time: 40 minutes
   I originally did this with a tiny pasta called Frog's Eyes (Acini di'Pepe), but I can't get it here so have substituted couscous.  You can use the pasta if you have it or even Vermicelli, but it will take a few minutes longer in the skillet.

Stuffed Peppers, Italian Style Ingredients:


Day 6: Grilled Chicken Aioli

Total time: 30 minutes
  The marinade is quite thick and adds lots of flavor to the chicken.  It also protects it from drying out on the grill. It makes a nice presentation to slice the breasts, thinly, at an angle to serve.  

Grilled Chicken Aioli Ingredients:


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