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Main Course Menu Plan: Week 12  Fall II

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Day 1: Shrimp with Feta and Greek Olives

Total time: 25 minutes
   Shrimp with a Greek flavor: with tomatoes, dry or salt-cured black olives and finished with Feta cheese.  The feta I get is sheep's milk (brebis - traditional) and comes in 7oz (200gr) blocks.  Add it at the end so it stays in chunks, rather then melting into the sauce.

Shrimp with Feta and Greek Olives Ingredients:


Day 2: Braised Loin of Pork with Mustard Onion Sauce

Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
   I use a small loin roast, 1 1/2 lbs and it cooked to the correct temperature in just over an hour. The bay leaves, mustard and wine add a lovely, slightly pungent flavor to both the pork and the Onion Sauce.

Braised Loin of Pork with Mustard Onion Sauce Ingredients:


Day 3: Creamy Veal and Leek Risotto

Total time: 30 minutes
    Risotto at it's most Italian: with veal and Prosciutto as well as the Parmesan.  Use true Parmigiano Reggiano if you can find it. Use the white and pale green part of the leeks.

Creamy Veal and Leek Risotto Ingredients:


Day 4: Pork Lo Mein with Peanut Sauce

Total time: 25 minutes
   Stir-fries cook quickly and are very flexible when it comes to ingredients.  I always try for a mix of colors, textures and flavors... And whatever is left in the fridge.  Amounts are not precise, just try to keep it balanced.

Pork Lo Mein with Peanut Sauce  Ingredients:


Day 5:  Chicken with Mushrooms, Broccoli and Peppers

Total time: 25 minutes
    Tarragon and capers are the main flavor components of this chicken dish. They give a Mediterranean taste to the peppers and broccoli.  It all cooks quickly, leaving the vegetables crisp-tender.

Chicken with Mushrooms, Broccoli and Peppers Ingredients:


Day 6: Spinach Burgers with Mushroom Sauce

Total time: 30 minutes
     Don't let the greenish tinge to these burgers put you off.  They fry up to a lovely dark, proper burger color, they taste fantastic and you get a healthy dose of vegetables almost without noticing!

Spinach Burgers Ingredients:

Spinach Burgers with Mushroom Sauce Instructions:

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