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Menu Plan for the week of August 16, 2013: Friday's Recipes

Baked Tomatoes Stuffed with Prosciutto and Basil
Grilled Salmon with Tarragon Tomato Sauce
Creamy Barley and Chard Gratin

Cooking time:  50 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     Choose tomatoes that are a little on the firm side for baking.  Add the scooped out tomato from the Baked Tomato to the Tomato Tarragon Sauce.

Tomatoes Stuffed with Prosciutto and Basil

Total time: 30 minutes
  A little bit of good Prosciutto imparts a lot of flavor to this easy first course.  You could substitute crisp, crumbled, fried bacon or chopped regular ham.

Tomatoes Stuffed with Prosciutto and Basil Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Grilled or Smoked Salmon with Tomato/Tarragon Sauce

Total time: 25 minutes  
   We lightly smoked the salmon, directions are below...  If you prefer, it can simply be grilled or roasted in the oven. The salt is scraped off before serving.

Grilled or Smoked Salmon with Tomato/Tarragon Sauce Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Note: Salmon should flake easily but not be dry; remove from heat when just barely done.

Creamy Barley and Chard Gratin

Total time: 45 minutes  
      An easy gratin - do the prep work, pop it in the oven and let it finish while you relax.Creamy Barley and Chard Gratin

 Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 45 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, small bowl, medium bowl, whisk, small
saucepan with lid, baking dish, baking sheet,
barbecue grill with basket or mat

Soak wood chips if using
Turn oven on 400F (200C); arrange 2 shelves
Start to cook barley
Wash chard, chop
Chop onion
Start to cook onion, chard stems
Snip all herbs
Scoop out tomato
Chop Prosciutto / ham
Make stuffing for tomatoes, stuff, tomatoes, set aside
Add chard leaves to onion, wilt
Add herbs, remove, set aside

Bake tomatoes
Oil baking dish
Whisk eggs, yogurt, milk
Spread chard, onions in baking dish
Spread barley on chard
Sprinkle with cheese
Pour eggs over, bake
Oil salmon, add dill, salt, set aside
Chop tomato for sauce
Make Tomato Tarragon Sauce
Light/turn on barbecue grill
Remove tomatoes when done
Start to cook salmon
Serve tomatoes, garnished with basil... Relax
    Done?
Check salmon
Remove gratin
Remove salmon ... Serve all