Main Course Menu Plan: Week 3  Summer II

Day 1: Teriyaki Grilled Swordfish

Total time: 15 minutes
       The steaks we had were quite thin, about 1/3" (1cm).  They cooked very quickly on the grill, about 2 minutes per side.  If you prefer, you can quickly pan-fry them for about the same amount of time. We use a grill basket for fish; it makes it easier to handle the filets or steaks.  You could also use a silicone mat - but no grill marks!

Teriyaki Grilled Swordfish Ingredients:


Day 2: Grilled Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Total time: 35 minutes
   Fresh ginger adds a bit of heat and a lot of flavor to this chicken.  You can substitute 1/2 tsp ground ginger if you don't have fresh; and add more if you like the heat.  For a hotter dish you could add crushed red pepper, Asian chili sauce or even Tabasco to the marinade and/or the peanut sauce.

Grilled Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce Ingredients:


Day 3: Grilled Pork Chops 

Total time: 30 minutes
    This is a simple marinade that works well with chicken and beef, too.  The chops marinate in the time it takes to get the grill ready.

Grilled Pork Chops Ingredients:


Day 4: Taco Salad, a la Française

Total time: 25 minutes
         Couscous, chevre (goat cheese) and a vinaigrette add a different twist to this Taco Salad.  Substitute ground turkey and chicken stock if you like.

Taco Salad, a la Française  Ingredients:


Day 5:  Marinated, Grilled Chicken Breasts, II

Total time: 30 minutes
    I have a number of different marinades for chicken.  I decided it was easier to number them than come up with unique names. They only need to marinate as long as it takes to get the grill ready... but longer is fine!  We prefer slicing chicken, rather than serving the whole breast - nicer presentation.

Marinated, Grilled Chicken Breasts, II  Ingredients:


Day 6: Barley, Ham and Green Bean Salad

Total time: 20 minutes
    Use quick-cooking pearl barley, which takes about 15 minutes.  Cook in chicken stock for added flavor.  I used the flat, Italian beans in this but any green or yellow bean will work.

Barley, Ham and Green Bean Salad Ingredients:


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