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Menu Plan for Summer I: Week 12, Day 2

Teriyaki Turkey Kebabs with Sesame Couscous

Cooking time:  45 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

       More kebabs before the end of the season: a variation on the traditional with an Asian twist.

Teriyaki Turkey Kebabs

Total time: 45 minutes
    Do the longer-cooking vegetables on separate skewers so everything is done at the same time.  These kebabs have an oriental flavor and are served with Warm Peanut Sauce rather than Yogurt Sauce.

Turkey kebabs Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Sesame Couscous

Total time: 15 minutes 
      Sesame seeds and oil put a different twist on the standard couscous. Show with Turkey Kebabs.

Sesame Couscous Ingredients:

 Instructions:

To toast sesame seeds:  Put them into a dry, nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Toss or stir them about in the pan until lightly golden, about 5 minutes.

Cooking Schedule: 45 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, medium bowl, large bowl, small saucepan,
skewers, barbecue  grill and tools, medium skillet if
toasting sesame seeds, foil or plate for couscous
Soak skewers if wood
Put Teriyaki sauce in large bowl
Cut turkey, add to bowl
Trim mushrooms, add to bowl
Cut zucchini, add to bowl
Cut pepper, add to bowl
Cut onion, add to bowl, set bowl aside to marinate

Light/turn on barbecue grill
Snip herbs
Toast sesame seeds if needed
Heat stock, peanut butter for couscous  
Make peanut sauce, keep warm
Assemble skewers
Put couscous in bowl, add stock, cover
Start to cook vegetable skewers
Move vegetables off direct heat when needed
Start to cook turkey skewers
Finish couscous, arrange on platter
Remove skewers, arrange on couscous
Serve, Warm Peanut Sauce on side