Main Course Menu Plan: Week 11  Spring I

Day 1: Teriyaki Grilled Swordfish

Total time: 15 minutes  
       The steaks we had were quite thin, about 1/3" (1cm).  They cooked very quickly on the grill, about 2 minutes per side.  If you prefer, you can quickly pan-fry them for about the same amount of time. We use a grill basket for fish; it makes it easier to handle the filets or steaks.  You could also use a silicone mat - but no grill marks!

Teriyaki Grilled Swordfish Ingredients:


Day 2: Lemon Soy Grilled Cornish Games Hens (Poussin... little chickens)

Total time: 60 minutes
    If you get one, larger bird, you can cut it in half to cook faster (serving will be easy) or leave whole and add 10 - 15 minutes cooking time.  When done they should have a lovely, dark gold glaze.

Lemon Soy Game Hens Ingredients: 


Day 3: Grilled Pork Chops 

Total time: 30 minutes
    This is a simple marinade that works well with chicken and beef, too.  The chops marinate in the time it takes to get the grill ready.

Grilled Pork Chops Ingredients:


Day 4: Pesto Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken

Total time: 25 minutes
     This is not the prettiest salad, pesto usually isn't... But the taste is wonderful: the feta and Greek Olives adding just the right amount of contrast to the chicken and pasta.

Chicken Pesto Pasta  Ingredients:


Note:  If using leftover chicken, cut into bite-size pieces and add to pasta.

Day 5:  Marinated, Grilled Chicken Breasts, II

Total time: 30 minutes
    I have a number of different marinades for chicken.  I decided it was easier to number them than come up with unique names. 

Marinated, Grilled Chicken Breasts, II  Ingredients:


Day 6: Healthier Taco Salad

Total time: 30 minutes  
   I like to add rice or quinoa to salads to round out the meal.  You can leave it out and have some crusty country bread, if you prefer.  Add more chile powder, more chilies or jalapeños, Tabasco, whatever, to make it as hot as you like. 

Taco Salad Ingredients:


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