Main Course Menu Plan: Week 11  Fall II

Day 1: Tilapia with Lemon Butter

Total time: 15 minutes
    Any nice filet of white fish would be good: walleye, sole, catfish, cod, snapper, for this simple dish. The Lemon Butter needs to be made at the last minute - but it's quick.

Tilapia with Lemon Butter Ingredients:


Day 2: Braised Veal with Garlic  

Total time: 60 minutes
     Mediterranean cuisine uses a lot of garlic.  The Spanish like it raw, rubbed on bread.  The French like it whole, cooked to a beautiful, smooth creamy purée, which is what we are doing here.  I peeled the garlic cloves... but it's really not necessary.  Just pinch the cooked garlic out of the skin to eat.. As is so often the case, this will be enough for 4 persons or 2 meals.

Braised Veal with Garlic Ingredients:


Day 3: Chevre, Pimiento and Prosciutto Lasagna

Total time: 45 minutes
    This goes together quickly with no-cook lasagne noodles.  The Prosciutto (or any dry-cured ham) adds a robust flavor and goes well with the goat cheese but could easily be left out for a vegetarian version.  The goat cheese I used was aged, with a thin, white edible rind.  The creamy kind would work here as well. 

Chevre, Pimiento and Prosciutto Lasagna Ingredients:

Chevre, Pimiento and Prosciutto Lasagna, slice Instructions:

Day 4: Braised Veal with Garlic  

Braised Veal with GarlicTotal time: 10 minutes



Day 5:  Stir-fried Sesame Chicken

Total time: 30 minutes
    Peanut butter adds a creaminess to stir fries, as well as a subtle, almost sesame flavor.  The finish of toasted sesame seeds carries the flavor through.  You can buy toasted sesame seeds or toast them yourself in minutes.

Stir-fried Sesame Chicken Ingredients:


Day 6: Pork Tenderloin with Potatoes, Apples and Carrots

Total time: 45 minutes
   Pork and apples naturally compliment each other: the sweet-tart flavor of the apple brings out the sweetness of the pork. With roasted potatoes and carrots this is a simple meal needing little attention.  Remember, slightly pink is fine for pork - and keeps it juicier.

Pork Tenderloin with Potatoes, Apples and Carrots Ingredients:


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