7 Summer Meals You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less
Pasta With Turkey and Broccoli
Quickly sautéing ground turkey in a splash of olive oil with garlic, fennel seed, and red pepper flakes creates a pasta sauce that’s every bit as savory and satisfying as many that require twice as much effort. Another trick? Preparing the broccoli in the same pot as your pasta keeps the process streamlined and means fewer dishes need to be cleaned.
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Steak with Chimichurri Sauce & Fire Roasted Corn
Chimichurri, a traditional Argentinean sauce made from garlic, oil, vinegar, and heaps of fresh parsley, lends a bright, herbal note to everything it touches. Here, in a classic pairing with thinly-sliced grilled skirt steaks, it adds a fresh note that cuts through the dish’s richness. Served with fresh corn on the cob, it’s a meal that practically screams summer.
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Pork Chops with Vegetables and Mustardy Pan Gravy
Choosing a bone-in cut, rather than a boneless one, results in a pork chop with a fuller, savory flavor that contrasts perfectly with the crunchy sweetness of a colorful spring vegetable medley. Finish it off with a simple mustard pan sauce that’s easy enough for even the biggest gravy-phobe to master, and the result is a lightning-fast, company-worthy dish.
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Salmon with Sautéed Tomatoes
A delicious fish dinner in less than six ingredients? Yes, it’s possible. Fresh salmon filets need nothing more than salt and pepper to make them shine and sweet, petite tomatoes burst with flavor after a speedy sauté in olive oil and dill. Your final secret weapon? A side of quick-cooking, tender couscous.
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Salmon, Green Beans, and Avocado
A tangy salsa of cubed avocado dressed with vinegar and dill makes an unconventional but extremely delicious topping for tender salmon filets and crunchy green beans. And thanks to the speedy heat of the broiler—one of our favorite kitchen tools—the whole dish comes together in a matter of minutes.
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Steak with Mustard-Shallot Sauce
More affordable than a rib-eye or N.Y. strip—but just as flavorful—sirloin is one of our go-to cuts when we have a craving for a steak dinner. Thinly slice it against the grain and whisk together an easy sauce of Dijon mustard, chopped shallots, and red wine vinegar to go with it, and you’ll have a meal that tastes like a million bucks.
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Tilapia Tacos with Cucumber Relish
Turn your backyard into a taqueria with the help of this simple, summery fish taco recipe. A quick seasoning of coriander, salt and pepper perfectly complements the mild flavor of tilapia and salsa of cucumber and lime lends each bite a cool, crunchy snap. For warm tortillas, steam them in the microwave between damp paper towels, or give them a quick turn on the grill.
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