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Menu Plan for Spring I: Week 8, Day 1

Baked Cod Provençal
Spanish Orzo
Sautéed Snow Peas (mangetout) with Green Garlic

Cooking time:  30 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

      A dinner from the Mediterranean: Provence inspired cod, Spanish influenced orzo, olives from everywhere.

Baked Cod Provençal

Total time: 30 minutes
    Green garlic, black olives and cherry tomatoes finish this simple, baked fish.

Baked Cod Provençal Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Spanish Orzo

Total time: 25 minutes
    Orzo is a versatile rice shaped pasta that is delicious when cooked right in the sauce.  It absorbs the flavors but stays moist.  It's perfect as a base for other foods.

Spanish Orzo Ingredients:

 Instructions

Sautéed Snow Peas (Mangetout) with Green Garlic

Total time: 15 minutes
     The quintessential spring dish: snow peas and green garlic.  If the snow peas are small, leave them whole.  If they are large (2", 5cm) cut in half of thirds, at an angle.

Sautéed Snow Peas with Green Garlic Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
small saucepan, 2 medium skillets, baking sheet

Turn oven on, 400F (200C)
Trim, slice all green garlic, divide
Mix lemon, oil
Put fish on baking sheet, drizzle / lemon oil, bake
Sauté orzo in butter
Add stock, sauce, oregano, simmer
Cut cherry tomatoes in half

Pit, chop black olives
Slice green olives
Trim snow peas
Heat oil, butter, sherry
Add green garlic, mangetout, sauté
Sauté green garlic for fish
Add black olives, tomatoes, thyme for fish, sauté
Finish orzo
Remove fish, spoon sauce over
Finish mangetout
Serve all