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    Updated on Sep 9, 2020. Posted on Sep 6, 2020

    23 Of Our Favorite End-Of-Summer Recipes To Make While You Still Have Time

    Hold onto summer for as long as you can.

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    Hold up — it's September already!? While it might feel like summer is slipping away, you still have time to make these delicious seasonal recipes. So take advantage while you can and whip up some of these dishes.

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    Lighter than lasagna and perfect for those cool summer nights, this stuffed cannelloni is made with tangy, bright tomato sauce and airy ricotta cheese. Feel free to leave out the chicken or replace it with something like zucchini or eggplant. Get the recipe for creamy ricotta, spinach, and chicken cannelloni here.

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    Say goodbye to the plain grilled chicken you've eaten 200 times this summer. This tangy Caribbean jerk dish is the perfect blend of savory, sweet, and spicy. Get the recipe for Caribbean jerk chicken with pineapple salsa here.

    3. Caprese Chicken

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    When it comes to quick summertime meals, it doesn't get much easier or satisfying than this Caprese grilled chicken. All you need are a few ingredients and 30 minutes. Get the recipe for Caprese chicken here.

    4. Lemon Pasta With Shrimp, Corn, Peppers, Tomato, and Basil

    A bowl of spaghetti with corn, cherry tomatoes, shrimp, and torn basil.
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    Take a trip to your local farmer's market, then whip up this zesty pasta dish. You can always toss in some additional veggies like peas, asparagus, spinach, or broccoli. Get the recipe for lemon pasta with shrimp, corn, peppers, tomato, and basil here.

    5. Crispy Baked Fish Tacos

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    There's no deep frying required for these seriously decadent fish tacos. Just dredge the fish in egg and panko bread crumbs, then bake it and assemble in tortillas with your favorite toppings. Get the recipe for crispy baked fish tacos here.

    6. Easy Steak Fajitas

    Fajitas served family style with bowls of cheese, guacamole, tortillas, and a big plate of grilled steak with peppers and onions.
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    Make this steak on the grill, slice it super thinly, then serve this meal family style with warm tortillas and your favorite toppings like guacamole, pico de gallo, and sour cream. Get the recipe for easy steak fajitas here.

    7. Lemon Dill Salmon Burgers

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    Salmon gets mixed with lemon zest, shallot, garlic, dill, and almond meal to form juicy burger patties. Serve them on buns with your favorite condiments. Get the recipe for lemon dill salmon burgers here.

    8. Scallop Risotto With Lemon and Sweet Peas

    A bowl of creamy sweet pea risotto with scallops and fresh herbs.
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    Risotto is one of those meals that seems difficult to make, but in reality it just requires a little bit of patience. You'll want to add chicken stock and stir it little by little for about 25 minutes until the rice is thick and creamy. Get the recipe for scallop risotto with lemon and sweet peas here.

    9. Air Fryer Crispy Fish Sandwiches

    A bun filled with a crispy fish fillet and fries on the side.
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    Start with any flaky white fish like cod, hake, or halibut. Dip the fish fillets in egg and bread crumbs, then cook in the air fryer until it turns golden brown and crispy. Get the recipe for air fryer crispy fish sandwiches here.

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    Summer is synonymous with burrata season, and you should be eating this indulgent cheese on everything from pizza to pasta, like this easy weeknight meal you can whip up in no time. Get the recipe for pantry pasta with sun-dried tomatoes and burrata here.

    11. Grilled Moroccan Chicken Skewers

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    These chicken skewers are marinated in an extremely flavorful Moroccan spice blend of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, and turmeric. Serve with over couscous for a fast and filling meal. Get the recipe for grilled Moroccan chicken skewers here.

    12. Crunchy Thai Noodle Salad With Peanut Sauce

    A bowl of rice noodles topped with lots of veggies like cucumbers, radish, cabbage, pepper, carrots, and more.
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    This colorful and veggie-packed salad is almost too beautiful to eat. Don't skimp on the spicy peanut sauce, and go ahead and add some chicken, shrimp, tofu, or pork to make it more filling. Get the recipe for crunchy Thai noodle salad with peanut sauce here.

    13. Chicken and Seafood Paella

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    If you haven't made paella yet this summer, there's still time! This version is loaded with pretty much whatever protein you can get your hands on like chicken, clams, mussels, shrimp, and chorizo. Get the recipe for chicken and seafood paella here.

    14. Balsamic Steak Salad With Gorgonzola and Grilled Corn

    A salad topped with gorgonzola chunks, cherry tomato halves, corn off the cob, and slices of steak over lettuce.
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    You may not be craving a big strip steak on warm summer days, but this light and fresh steak salad with sharp gorgonzola, charred corn, and ripe tomatoes is just as satisfying. Get the recipe for balsamic steak salad with gorgonzola and grilled corn here.

    15. Skillet Balsamic Peach Pork Chops

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    Ripe peaches, tangy feta cheese, sweet balsamic, and fresh basil are the perfect complement to grilled pork chops. Everything cooks in a single skillet, so you don't have to worry about all the clean up. Get the recipe for skillet balsamic peach pork chops here.

    16. BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

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    Not that there's any wrong time for barbecue pulled chicken, this dish is particularly perfect for your end-of-summer cook-out. Serve it with tangy coleslaw on burger buns. Get the recipe for BBQ pulled chicken sandwiches here.

    17. Grilled Lemon Shrimp and Orzo Salad

    A big platter of orzo with asparagus, peas, and grilled shrimp.
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    Refreshing doesn't begin to describe this simple yet oh-so-satisfying meal. Serve it hot or cold, and make some extra because this meal tastes just as good leftover the next day. Get the recipe for grilled lemon shrimp and orzo salad here.

    18. Linguine With Clams

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    When it comes to summer pasta recipes, there's nothing like buttery, garlicky, lemony linguine with steamed clams. Add some red pepper flakes, fresh parsley, and lemon zest for good measure. Get the recipe for linguine with clams here.

    19. Bratwurst In Beer With Onions

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    Forget about plain old boring hotdogs. Upgrade your barbecue with these thick and juicy German-style sausages, which get boiled in beer then piled into buns with mustard and tender onions. Get the recipe for bratwurst in beer with onions here.

    20. Thai Green Curry Tofu

    A bowl of tofu and vegetables in green curry sauce with white rice and fresh basil.
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    Green curry is creamy and decadent, but it's not as heavy as some other curries. This recipe calls for tofu, but of course you can swap it for your favorite protein like shrimp or chicken. Get the recipe for Thai green curry tofu here.

    21. Lobster Mac 'n' Cheese

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    OK, mac 'n' cheese might make you think of a cozy winter recipe, but when you add chunks of buttery lobster meat, this dish is the ultimate summertime splurge. Get the recipe for lobster mac 'n' cheese here.

    22. Prosciutto, Arugula, and Burrata Pizza

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    While pizza is perfectly appropriate to eat any time of year, breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this one is all about the summery toppings. There's no tomato sauce. Instead, rich and creamy burrata cheese gets lathered on top of charred pizza dough. Get the recipe for prosciutto, arugula, and burrata pizza here.

    23. Baltimore-Style Crab Cakes

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    The secret ingredient that makes these crab cakes absolutely irresistible: Ritz crackers. Mix the lump crab meat with crackers, mayonnaise, egg, Worcestershire Sauce, and Old Bay seasoning, then pan-fry the cakes until golden brown and crispy on the outside. Get the recipe for Baltimore-style crab cakes here.