Main Course Menu Plan: Week 1  Spring I

Day 1: Roasted Salmon with Red Pepper Sauce

Total time: 25 minutes 
    The slightly spicy red pepper sauce is a nice contrast to the sweet salmon.  Save remaining Red Pepper Sauce for another use.

Roasted Salmon with Red Pepper Sauce Ingredients:


Note:  For easy clean up cover pan with foil first.  This is especially nice if you are using fillets with the skin on.  You can carefully lift the salmon off the skin to serve, leaving the skin on the foil.  Then wrap the whole mess up and toss. 

Day 2: Pizza Steaks

Total time: 25 minutes 
      A thick sauce of tomatoes and oregano lend the 'pizza' taste to these steaks.  You can simmer the steaks in the sauce for more flavor, if you like, be we prefer our steaks more on the medium rare side so we just spooned the sauce on top. 

Pizza Steaks Ingredients:


Note:  If using a tougher cut, brown first, then add to sauce and simmer 15 - 45 minutes.

Day 3: Lentil Soup with Chorizo

Total time: 60 minutes 
    A little chorizo packs a lot flavor - even more if you get hot or extra spicy.

Lentil Soup with Chorizo Ingredients:


Day 4: Oven Fried Chicken with Potatoes

Total time: 50 minutes
     This recipe assumes bone-in chicken which has a longer cooking time than boneless.  This works well with any cut-up chicken parts. I get the thigh and leg in one piece and cut it, but could be left together.

Oven Fried Chicken with Potatoes Ingredients:


Day 5:  Chevre Stuffed Burgers

Total time: 25 minutes
    A bit of creamy goat cheese in the center keeps these burgers very moist and adds a lovely flavor.

Chevre Stuffed Burgers Ingredients:


Day 6: Creamy Chicken with Carrots

Total time: 25 minutes
    Another skillet dinner: cook the chicken and carrots together and serve over rice. And, it's yogurt, not cream, for a healthier finish.

Creamy Chicken with Carrots Ingredients:


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