Summertime 30-Minute Meals

Yay! It's summer! This month, whip up chicken topped with fresh and tangy herb sauce, veggie-packed pastas -- and lots more!
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Yay! It's summer! This month, whip up chicken topped with fresh and tangy herb sauce, veggie-packed pastas -- and lots more!

Fish Tacos with Corny Guac

Spice-rubbed, sustainable fish is the key to keeping this dish luscious, light and good for the environment!

Fish Tacos with Corny Guac

Fish Tacos with Corny Guac

Turkey Cheeseburgers with Beer-B-Q Sauce on Pretzel Rolls

Serve these bountiful burgers with a lager or pale ale to compliment the Beer-B-Q sauce.

Turkey Cheeseburgers with Beer-B-Q Sauce on Pretzel Rolls

Turkey Cheeseburgers with Beer-B-Q Sauce on Pretzel Rolls

Break it Down

Add the Worcestershire, vinegar and brown sugar to the cooked bacon; stir until the sugar dissolves.

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Add the beer; cook until the sauce is reduced to 1/4 cup, 3 to 4 minutes.

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In a large bowl, combine the turkey, mustard, parsley and thyme; season with salt and pepper. Form into 6 patties.

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During the last few minutes of cooking, add the cheese; cover to melt.

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While the patties are cooking, brush the tops of the rolls with water; sprinkle with kosher salt.

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Divide the patties among the roll bottoms. Add pickles, lettuce, onion, tomato (seasoned with salt and pepper) and roll tops.

Turkey Cheeseburgers with Beer-B-Q Sauce on Pretzel Rolls

Crabby Bow Ties with Corn, Bacon and Jalapeño

Stretch crabmeat further by bulking up this pasta dish with bacon and corn.

Crabby Bow Ties with Corn, Bacon & Jalapeno

Crabby Bow Ties with Corn, Bacon & Jalapeno

Lemon Cream Shrimp Scampi

"This recipe is based on a dish I had years ago in Amalfi, Italy, a place where lemons rule! Serve the shrimp with warm crusty bread for sopping up all the delicious sauce or toss it with thin linguine or thin spaghetti. In my family, seafood dishes aren't served with cheese, but you can top the pasta with grated Parmigiano-Reggiano if you'd like." -- Rach

Lemon Cream Shrimp Scampi

Lemon Cream Shrimp Scampi

Penne with Peas & Mint

This simple meal is bursting with flavor and color.

Penne with Peas & Mint

Penne with Peas & Mint

Gluten-Free Fish Fry with Potato Salad

"These crispy fillets are coated in ground almonds rather than breadcrumbs. The nutty crust reminds me of sole almondine -- it's delish!" -- Rach

Gluten-Free Fish Fry with Potato Salad

Gluten-Free Fish Fry with Potato Salad

Break it Down

In a large bowl, whisk the lemon juice, 3 tbsp. EVOO, vinegar, mustard and sugar; season with salt and pepper. Toss with the drained potatoes, celery, shallots and tarragon. Season.

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In a shallow bowl, whisk the eggs.

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Coat the fish in the egg, then dredge in the almonds.

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Divide the lettuce among plates; top with the fish. Serve with potato salad and lemon wedges.

Gluten-Free Fish Fry with Potato Salad

Egg-Battered Flounder Sandwiches with Scallion & Celery Slaw

These sandwiches would be perfect for a day at the park. Just keep the slaw, fish and bread separate, and assemble when you're ready to eat!

Egg-Battered Flounder Sandwiches with Scallion & Celery Slaw

Egg-Battered Flounder Sandwiches with Scallion & Celery Slaw

Chicken Francese with Grapefruit-Tarragon Sauce

Tart grapefruit segments add a beautiful contrast to savory pan-fried chicken cutlets.

Chicken Francese with Grapefruit-Tarragon Sauce

Chicken Francese with Grapefruit-Tarragon Sauce

Break it Down

Cut the skin and white pith from the grapefruits.

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Working over a medium bowl, cut between the membranes, releasing the grapefruit segments.

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Cook chicken until it's cooked through and the coating is golden and puffed, about 3 minutes per side.

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Pour the chicken stock into the skillet; cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Add the wine and cook, stirring up any browned bits, 1 minute.

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