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Main Course Menu Plan: Week 10  Summer II

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Day 1: Grilled Glazed Salmon

Total time: 20 minutes
    Using a natural sweetener like maple syrup or honey brings out the sweetness in the salmon.  Combined with a bit of Balsamic it creates a rich, thick glaze, keeping the salmon moist and tender.

Grilled Glazed Salmon Ingredients:


Day 2: Grilled Cornish Hens (Poussin) with Molasses Glaze

Total time: 60 minutes
    The combination of molasses, vinegar and soy sauce gives the chicken a flavor reminiscent of Peking Duck and leaves the crisp skin a lovely mahogany color.

Grilled Cornish Hens (Poussin) with Molasses Glaze Ingredients:


Note: One would probably be enough for 2 people if it is on the larger side...  Or you can substitute your favorite chicken pieces for the hens.

Day 3: Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Ginger Barbecue Sauce

Total time: 35 minutes
     Try not to overcook pork; slightly pink on the inside is now acceptable and keeps the meat moist and succulent.  Put some of the barbecue sauce in a separate bowl to be used for basting and discard or cook any leftover basting sauce.  

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Ginger Barbecue Sauce Ingredients:


Ginger Barbecue Sauce                 Time: 10 minutes
     Similar to our regular barbecue sauce but a bit spicier with the ginger and mustard. This will keep a week in the fridge.... But it never lasts that long.   Adding the full 2 tsp of mustard and ginger will make it a bit spicy/hot



Note: Remove 2 - 3 tbs barbecue sauce to use for basting rather than dipping the basting brush or spoon into that entire sauce.  

Day 4: Tuna Pasta Salad with Mustard Yogurt Dressing

Total time: 25 minutes
     Using a yogurt based rather than mayonnaise based dressing keeps it healthy... but still creamy. 



Day 5:  Grilled Teriyaki Burgers

Total time: 25 minutes
   These could be made with ground turkey or chicken as well.  The addition of the onions, breadcrumbs, ketchup and Teriyaki keeps them moist and flavorful.  I normally make 3 patties and serve 1 1/2 each.



Day 6: 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:


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