Main Course Menu Plan: Week 2  Fall II

Day 1: Salmon with Lemon and Herbs, Lightly Smoked

Total time: 15 minutes
    This is a cross between smoking and grilling.  The wood chips are optional, but we like the added flavor, especially for salmon.  As always, with fish, cook until it just flakes easily, being careful not to let it on too long.  You could also roast the salmon, 400F (200C) oven.  If you do, add 1/2 tsp soy sauce to the lemon/herb mixture.

Salmon with Lemon and Herbs, Lightly Smoked Ingredients:


In all cases, fish should flake easily but not be dry.  Slightly pink in the center is perfect.  Remove from heat and serve, sliding it off the skin if needed.

Day 2: Barbecued Pork Loin

Total time: 60 minutes
    The Grill Expert came up with the idea of having a very thin basting sauce to keep the pork moist... It worked. The pork is enough for 2 meals.

Barbecued Pork Loin Ingredients:


Day 3: Chard, Pork, Goat Cheese and Mushroom Quiche

Total time: 60 minutes
   The chard is quickly sautéed, mainly to help it fit into the quiche dish.  You can use sautéed chicken breasts, leftover pork; chevre or Brie.  This is a very flexible recipe.

quiche base Ingredients:

 Instructions:Chard and Mushroom Quiche

Note: When baking quiches or tarts, I put the dish on a sturdy baking tray, before pouring in the egg mixture, for easier handling. The dish can get very full.

Day 4: Chicken Breasts with Sage, Rosemary and Lemon

Total time: 30 minutes
   Sage and rosemary work well together and, along with the lemon, make these simple chicken breasts a tender, succulent, flavorful dinner.

Chicken Breasts with Sage, Rosemary and Lemon Ingredients: 


Day 5:  Stuffed Peppers, Americas Style

Total time: 40 minutes
    Quinoa makes it so much more interesting and adds a meatier texture to the finished peppers than the, more traditional, rice!  Use ground turkey if you prefer.... Something else I can't get.

Stuffed Peppers, Americas Style  Ingredients:


Note: Keep any extra stuffing warm and serve on the side.

Day 6: Egg Fu Yung (Chinese Pancakes with Cabbage & Brown Rice)

Total time: 35 minutes
    If you cook the rice with water or vegetable stock, you have a lovely vegetarian main course.  The rice adds 'substance' to the egg although you really can't tell that it's there.  The cabbage retains just enough crunch.  They go together quickly if the rice is cooked in advance.

Egg Fu Yung Ingredients:


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