Weeknight grilling

Last night was Samantha’s school Christmas concert.  It was lovely but I knew we would want a quick dinner when we got home.  I turned to one of her favorites, the Hoisin pork.  I served it with roasted asparagus.  I’m going with another grilled dinner tonight – it’s hard to believe that something with so few ingredients can be so delicious.

Grilled chicken with Prosciutto and Fontina cheese

  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast per person, pounded between wax paper until thin
  • 2 – 3 slices Prosciutto per chicken breast (I have substituted leftover Smithfield ham after Christmas)
  • 2 – 3 thin slices Fontina cheese per chicken breast
  • 3 – 4 sage leaves per chicken breast
  • olive oil
  • wooden toothpicks soaked in water

Place Prosciutto and cheese on chicken breasts.  Top with sage leaves, roll up and secure with toothpicks.  Grill 8 – 10 minutes.  Serve.  (Advise diners of the number of toothpicks they need to remove.)  Since this is rich, we’re having steamed broccoli with it.


prosciutto chicken

If you’ve missed the Hoisin pork, here is the recipe again.  A family favorite, this is delicious with sweet potatoes or asparagus on the side.

Grilled Hoisin Pork

  • 1 jar of Hoisin sauce
  • 3 TB honey
  • 2 TB sherry
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 pork tenderloin

Combine Hoisin sauce, honey, sherry and sesame oil in a small saucepan and heat, stirring for about 5 minutes until thick.  Let cool.  Use about 1/2 of the marinade on the pork and refrigerate for 4 -6 hours (or overnight).  Grill pork about 10 minutes or until 140 on a meat thermometer.  Heat remaining sauce and serve with pork.


About emenuplan
I love to cook and love to eat. I work full time and have a family so managing good meals during the week requires organization. I'm hoping to share my weekly menu plans and recipes to make things a little easier for those who want to follow along.

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