Main Course Menu Plan: Week 11  Spring II

Day 1: Grilled Tuna with Lemon

Total time: 30 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 is okay to eat raw).  Regular tuna we normally have medium.  Well done tends to make it rather dry.  This is a simple preparation, finished with a bit of sea salt.

Grilled Tuna with Lemon Ingredients:


Note:  A grill basket, skillet or mat makes working with fish easier.

Day 2: Grilled Cornish Hens with Lemon, Honey, Rosemary Glaze

Total time: 60 minutes
   If you can get them weighing 16oz they are perfect individual servings (with maybe a snack leftover).  If you get larger birds one may be enough.   When done, they should have a lovely, dark gold glaze.

Grilled Cornish Hens with Lemon, Honey and Rosemary Glaze Ingredients


Day 3: Giant Stuffed Burger

Total time: 35 minutes    longer if using oven  
    You could make smaller burgers, but we like this big one.  Cut into wedges, with cheese oozing out of the center.... Serve with or without extra ketchup.

Giant Stuffed Burger Ingredients:

 Instructions:Giant Stuffed Burger, wedge

Day 4: Chicken, Spinach and Asparagus Salad

Total time: 20 minutes
      Based on an old-fashioned Egg Salad, this mayonnaise-based dressing coats the Asparagus Egg Salad nestled on a bed of spring greens and surrounded with slices of moist, poached chicken.

Chicken, Spinach and Asparagus Salad Ingredients:


Day 5:  Grilled Chili Chops

Total time: 30 minutes
      Do 2 boneless chops or 3, thinner, bone-in chops.  It all depends on availability and your appetite.  The marinade adds a zesty flavor to the pork and helps keep them tender as they cook.  Remember, slightly pink is okay, too done dries them out, and makes them rather tough.

Grilled Chili Chops Ingredients:


Day 6: Caprese Pasta Salad with Salami

Total time: 25 minutes
   Salami packs an enormous amount of taste into a very small package.  The Balsamic Vinaigrette enhances the sweetness of the salami and the mellowness of the mozzarella.

Caprese Pasta Salad with Salami Ingredients:


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