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Menu Plan for the week of June 28, 2013: Wednesday's Recipes

Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Seeds
Balsamic Potato Salad
Grilled Zucchini (Courgette)

Cooking time:  35 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

      I get a small pork tenderloin but it's usually around 14oz.  Any leftovers go into sandwiches the next day. Grilling vegetables is quick, easy and delicious.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Seeds

Total time: 35 minutes
   This is fun to cook on the barbecue grill: all the mustard seeds pop as they get hot.  The rub makes the tenderloin rather black, but not too spicy.  The sauce helps keep it moist.  Remember, slightly pink is perfect!

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Seeds Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Balsamic Potato Salad

Total time: 20 minutes 
    This is a simple potato salad. dress with a Balsamic Vinaigrette and sprinkled with herbs. 

Balsamic Potato Salad Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Grilled Zucchini (Courgette)

Total time: 20 minutes  
     Did I mention that the hubs does all of the outdoor cooking?  He is convinced that he can cook anything on the grill.  When he saw the pile of zucchini becoming a mountain last summer he tried this.... and it was good.

Grilled Zucchini (Courgette) Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Note: You can fry them in a nonstick skillet over medium high heat for 8 minutes a side, until they develop light brown spots.  Use 1 tbs butter and 1 tbs olive oil.  They will absorb and then release the oil.  You can drain them briefly on paper towels before adding salt, pepper and Parmesan.

Cooking schedule: 35 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
whisk, small bowl, medium bowl, medium saucepan,
lid, plate,
barbecue grill or roasting pan and skillet
Light/turn on barbecue grill if using (or oven)
Mix paprika, mustard seeds, garlic, rub on pork
Heat water for potatoes
Start to cook pork
Slice potatoes, add to water, cook, partially covered
Mix mustard, oil, vinegar for pork
Baste pork, turn
Make vinaigrette for potatoes
Slice zucchini, dip in oil

Grate Parmesan
Chop celery
Snip chives
Drain potatoes, add to vinaigrette
Add celery, chives to potatoes, stir
Baste pork, turn
Cook zucchini
    Watch the barbecue
Turn the zucchini
Baste the pork
When zucchini are done, remove, sprinkle Parmesan
Remove pork
Slice pork
Serve