Menu Plan for Spring II: Week 3, Day 5


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Pork Tenderloin with Mustard and White Wine
Pasta with Green Garlic
Broccoli Gratin

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

       Pork tenderloin is great for mid-week meals: it cooks quickly when sliced, yet stays tender and moist.  The broccoli is steamed first, then baked just long enough to brown the top.

Pork Tenderloin with Mustard and White Wine Sauce

Total time: 35 minutes
     Pork and mustard go well together. It makes a lovely, quick, mid-week dinner, yet 'gourmet' enough for unexpected guests! If the tenderloin has a lot of ‘silver’, trim it with a sharp knife before slicing.

Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Ingredients:


Pasta with Green Garlic

Total time: 25 minutes
    Simple pasta, tossed with a fruity olive oil and Green Garlic.... And a few chives.  Spring!

Pasta with Green Garlic Ingredients:


Broccoli Gratin

Total time: 35 minutes
    A simple preparation but the combination of mustard and cheese adds a creamy-sharp flavor to the broccoli. This can be made ahead and quickly reheated in the oven.

Broccoli Gratin Ingredients:


Cooking schedule: 35 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
large skillet with lid, medium saucepan, steamer
basket, lid, baking dish, pot and colander for pasta
medium bowl, small bowl
Put water on high heat for pasta
Cut broccoli, steam
Slice onion
Mince garlic
Sauté onion, garlic
Slice pork
Brush one side of pork with mustard
Move onions/garlic to sides of skillet
Add pork, mustard side down, brown
Brush other side of pork with mustard
Turn oven on 400F (200C)
Mix crumbs, cheese

Mix oil, mustard
Turn pork
Start to cook pasta
Add wine, thyme, stock to pork, cover, simmer
Remove broccoli, add to oil/mustard, mix
Put broccoli in baking dish, top with crumbs mix
Bake broccoli
Slice green garlic (onion, garlic)
Snip chives
Dissolve cornstarch in stock
      Pause until everything is done
Drain pasta, toss with oil, put in bowl
Sauté green garlic, chives
Add pasta, finish
Thicken sauce for pork
Arrange pork on pasta, add sauce
Remove broccoli

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