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Grilled or poached Salmon, roasted asparagus, cauliflour puree
Chicken picata, butternut squash (small cubes, sautee then simmer in veggie broth), grilled brocollini
Steak, caprese salad (pressuming dairy is ok) and skewers of grilled onion and peppers.
Grilled burgers or chicken skewers on a bed of sautee'd greens and mushrooms with greek salad on the side.
porcini-encrusted (dried, powdered porcini mushrooms w/seasoning is used for breading), seared ahi tuna with veggies and tomatoe-ginger salsa (use tomatoes, onions, cilantro and pickled ginger - it's still got some kick, but is milder than jalapeno salsa and fantastic with fish).
Herb-encrusted Pork tenderloin with roasted cauliflour, peppers and zuchinni.
Here's a quick and easy way to show some skillz without a huge mess, huge budget, and in minimal time.
Make a light salad (undressed) the day before or earlier in the day. Before cooking this meal, toss it with a light dressing. then plate it up.
Then, make almond-crusted fish with grilled asparagus.
I like to use whitefish.
You'll need ground almonds, seasoning of choice (we use cajun), chopped flat-leaf parsley, and an egg. in a pie plate or low, wide dish, scramble the egg. in a second pie plate or dish, mix almonds, seasoning, and parsley.
put butter in a skillet, and let it melt. turn on the water to steam the asparagus.
dip washed fish in egg, then almond mix, then place in hot buttered skillet
add asparagus to boiling water to steam; flip the fish.
pull asparagus out of steam and put in ice bath. remove let it rest on the plate. once the fish is finished cooking, plate it with asparagus. serve with a wedge of lemon, and if you'd like, home made tartare sauce (not hard to make -- mayo plus seasonings, which you can also make in advance).
for dessert, i like a good fruit salad with some sort of whipped cream or chocolate-coconutcream mousse or some such business.