5 All-American Dinners for the Week of July 4th

This 4th of July, spend a few days indulging in classic dinners from across America. You can pull off these Great American Roadtrip-inspired dishes any night of the week!
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Monday: Grilled Chicken & Corn Salad with Chipotle Crema

Grilled Chicken & Corn Salad with Chipotle Crema

Monday blues hitting you hard? Spice things up with a little southwest flair – we're talking ripe avocados, grilled corn, and hot crema drizzled over it all!

Recipe: Try our Grilled Chicken & Corn Salad with Chipotle Crema

Tuesday: Tuna Poke Tacos with Fried Avocado

Tuna Poke Tacos

Okay, maybe you technically can't roadtrip to Hawaii, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't whip up this exotic, American meal! Seasoned sushi-grade tuna and panko-crusted 'cados are a surprisingly yum-o combination.

Recipe: Try our Tuna Poke Tacos with Fried Avocado

Wednesday: Lightened-Up Lobster Rolls

Lightened-Up Lobster Rolls

Make a figurative pitstop in New England and build these flavor-packed, healthy-ish lobster rolls! Go all out with canola mayo, crunchy veggies, and good-quality lobster meat without worrying if your 4th of July getup will fit tomorrow.

Recipe: Try our Lightened-Up Lobster Rolls

Thursday: Club Burger Sliders with Avocado-Ranch Dressing

Club Burger Sliders with Avocado-Ranch Dressing

It's the 4th, so go for something they love in every part of the USA: burgers! Try this spin on an American classic with turkey meat, bacon, hot sauce, and creamy avo-dressing. This is the burger your party guests will be asking for again next year!

Recipe: Try our Club Burger Sliders with Avocado-Ranch Dressing

Friday: Cajun Catfish with Corn Sauté 

cajun catfish with corn sauté

Head down south to wrap up a week of tasty American meals! This N'awlins staple will bring ALL the flavor thanks to added green chiles, garlic, cilantro, and Cajun seasoning. 

Recipe: Try our Cajun Catfish with Corn Sauté 

Shopping List

For the grilled chicken & corn salad with chipotle crema:

  • 1 cup heavy cream or Mexican crema
  • 2 tbsp. chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken (breast or thigh)
  • 2 large ears corn
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp. dried Mexican oregano
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tsp. acacia honey or light agave
  • 6 cups chopped romaine hearts
  • 4 ounces Manchego cheese
  • 1 ripe Hass avocado

For the tuna poke tacos with fried avocado:

  • 3 scallions
  • 3 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 limes
  • 1 1/4 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. chile-garlic sauce or sriracha
  • 1 lb. sushi-grade tuna
  • 1 qt. vegetable oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 firm but ripe avocados
  • 8 large hard corn taco shells
  • 4 radishes

For the lightened-up lobster rolls:

  • 2 cups cooked lobster meat
  • 1/4 cup canola mayonnaise
  • 1 rib celery
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 4 top-split New England-style rolls or regular hot dog rolls
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • Lemon wedges

For the club burger sliders with avocado-ranch dressing:

  • Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) or vegetable oil
  • 6 slices center-cut bacon
  • 2 lbs. ground turkey or ground turkey breast
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tbsp. hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp. poultry seasoning
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 hass avocado
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 clove garlic
  • A small handful of fresh chives
  • A smal handful of fresh dill
  • A small handful of flat-leaf parsley
  • 16 slices good-quality white or whole wheat bread
  • Bibb or butter lettuce leaves
  • 2 plum or vine-ripened tomatoes

For the Cajun Catfish with Corn Sauté:

  • 4 catfish fillets (about 6 oz. each)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. Cajun seasoning
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 bag (about 14 oz.) frozen corn
  • 1 can (10 oz.) diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 2 tbsp. sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lemon