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Menu Plan for Summer II: Week 12, Day 2

Barbecued Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
Potato-Tomato Gratin
Green Beans with Browned Butter

Cooking time:  75 minutes for menu     Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

      Potatoes and tomatoes together?  Yes, it works.  And with so many tomatoes this time of year, we tend to put them in everything. We'll finish them on Monday.  Don't tie the pork too tightly or the stuffing will ooze out.  Use any leftover barbecue sauce with the burgers.

Barbecued Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Total time: 45 minutes
   It doesn't take a lot of stuffing... And it kind of oozes out the top.... But, it does get nicely caramelized on top and keeps the pork moist. Cook the pork, stuffing side up, without turning, in a covered grill.

Barbecued Stuffed Pork Tenderloin Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Potato and Tomato Gratin

Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
    We are planning for leftovers with this gratin.  I normally use Gruyère in potato gratins but I decided to use something stronger with the sage and tomatoes.  Use what ever cheese you like - a sharp cheddar could be good, or Muenster.  And, Yes, tomatoes do work well with potatoes!

Potato and Tomato Gratin Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Green Beans with Browned Butter    

Total time: 30 minutes
     My mother put browned butter on all of her vegetables.  I don't do it quite that often but once in awhile it's still a treat.  The nutty flavor of the butter pairs well with fresh green beans.  Just don't let it get too dark.  It will go from light brown to dark very quickly once it starts. 

Green Beans with Browned Butter Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 75 minutes for menu
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
small skillet, medium skillet, small saucepan,
gratin dish, barbecue grill

Turn on oven, 425F (210C)
Peel onions, garlic
Slice onions, garlic for potatoes
Sauté onions, garlic for potatoes
Make barbecue sauce
Cut cheese
Slice tomatoes
Slice potatoes
Assemble potato-tomato gratin, cover, bake
     15 minute break
Clean, trim mushrooms, chop
Sauté paprika

Add garlic, mushrooms, sauté
Light/turn on barbecue grill
Cut pork, flatten
Make stuffing for pork
Stuff, tie pork, cook
Top and tail beans, cut
Uncover potatoes, reduce heat 400F (200C)
Start to cook beans
Baste pork
  Pause while it all cooks
Baste pork
Remove pork, loosely cover with foil, let rest
Remove potatoes, let rest
Remove beans, cover
Brown butter, finish beans
Slice pork, cut gratin
Serve