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Menu Plan for Spring I: Week 10, Day 2

Barbecued Sirloin Steak
Roasted New Potatoes with Lemon and Green Garlic
Hot Spinach Salad

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

     The steak is a simple classic.  We like it rare, but cook it to your own taste.  Our beef is not as tender as most in the U.S. so we serve it thinly sliced (Great flavor though).  It's important to let any meat rest before slicing so the juices retreat from the surface back into the meat.

Barbecued Sirloin Steak

Total time: 30 minutes
   Get any steak suitable for your budget and for grilling.  If you slice the steak, at an angle, even a tougher cut is delicious - and they usually have more flavor!

Barbecued Sirloin Steak Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Roasted New Potatoes with Lemon and Green Garlic

Total time: 35 minutes  
   New potatoes are early, tiny, immature potatoes of any color, usually 1" (2.5cm) or less in diameter. They have a high moisture content, are very creamy and usually cooked whole.  If you can't get new potatoes, use regular potatoes, cut into 4ths or 6ths.

Roasted New Potatoes with Lemon and Green Garlic Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Warm Spinach Salad

Total time: 10 minutes 
    This is a cross between a salad and a vegetable.  I've added a bit of bacon to it but you can leave it out for a vegetarian version.  Be careful to cook the spinach for a just a minute, only to wilt slightly.

Warm Spinach Salad Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 35 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
large skillet, medium skillet, baking dish, small bowl,
barbecue grill and tools, or broiler or grill pan

Turn oven on 400F (200C)
Turn on/light barbecue grill, if using
Cut potatoes, toss / oil, put in baking dish, bake
Mix marinade, spoon on steak
Prepare spinach
Slice green garlic
Squeeze 1/2 lemon
Snip herbs

      Pause while potatoes cook
Stir potatoes
Slice bacon, sauté
Start to cook steak
Sauté green garlic
Add vinegar, thyme, sugar to bacon
Turn steak
Remove potatoes
Add chives, lemon, potatoes to green garlic, sauté
Remove steak, let rest
Add spinach to bacon, stir-fry, remove
Slice steak
Finish potatoes, Serve