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Recipe: Spicy Canned Salmon Cakes — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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You don't hear much about canned salmon, as tuna seems to dominate the conversation when you're talking about canned fish. Here's a way to pull it into the spotlight in an unexpected way: Give it the crab cake treatment. While we love crab cakes just as much as the next person, crab's not cheap enough to be an everyday meal, so let's make salmon cakes that are just as fancy and tasty as their crab counterparts — your tastebuds and wallet will thank you.

These salmon cakes are influenced by an incredible crab cake recipe from Chef Ming Tsai, and they're held together by a spicy mayonnaise (that's also a dipping sauce!) and coated in crunchy panko breadcrumbs. They're tasty as a quick weeknight dinner with a green salad, but also fancy enough as your next dinner party appetizer.

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Recipe: Spicy Ground Pork & Zucchini Stir-Fry — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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This spicy, satisfying pork and zucchini stir-fry, rich with ginger and garlic, is the ultimate solution when you don't know what to cook midweek. Toss everything together in one skillet or wok and it comes together in next to no time. Pile the good stuff on top of rice in a bowl and enjoy the comforting, well-balanced dinner in front of you. Go ahead and take that bowl to the couch if you'd like, along with a glass of wine, if you're in need of serious respite after a long day — it will most definitely help nudge you along toward the weekend.

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Recipe: Easy Lemongrass Grilled Chicken — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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One of the easiest but tastiest chicken recipes you can grill this summer involves lemongrass, a few pantry staples, and boneless chicken thighs. This Vietnamese lemongrass chicken hits all the right notes of smoky, savory, and just a touch sweet. The best part is that if you grill up a big batch, you can use it all week long in noodle bowls, salads, or sandwiches.

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Recipe: Sour Cherry Chocolate Chunk Muffins — On-the-Go Breakfast Recipes

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If there ever was a perfect time to treat yourself to a dark chocolate-studded muffin for breakfast, it's while sour cherries are making their much-awaited appearance at the farmers market. Sour cherry season is fleeting — blink and you just might miss it. So, when you spot them at the farmers market pick up a basket without hesitation, then preheat the oven and pull out the mixing bowls as soon as you get home because you're making these nutty, chocolate, sour cherry-filled muffins.

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How To Make Crispy Corn Fritters — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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Making fresh summer corn into crisp corn fritters is one of the fastest ways to turn corn on the cob into a hearty dinner (or breakfast or a snack, really). Corn fritters are essentially a quick corn cake batter studded with fresh corn, jalapeños, and chives that's gently fried in a slick of oil. The resulting fritters have a thin, crispy exterior with a soft and moist center that's full of crisp-tender vegetables.

This classic recipe also makes a fine fritter from frozen corn too. These corn cakes can serve as a meal on their own with a sauce for dipping, as a side for grilled or roasted meats, or as a vehicle for fried eggs for breakfast. What I'm saying here is that this corn fritter recipe is one you'll want to know by heart so you can make it any time the craving strikes.

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Recipe: Flammekueche (Tarte Flambée) — Recipes from The Kitchn

Au revoir, Paris! Ann Mah takes us off the tourist path on a culinary tour of France's favorite regional foods.

The name translates literally to "flame cake," but flammekueche is neither a cake, nor is it on fire. Instead, it's a cross between a savory tart and a pizza, a thin sheet of unleavened dough spread generously with crème fraîche, and sprinkled with slivered onions and bacon. The result is a study of contrasts: crisp-chewy crust, tangy cream, and nuggets of salty, smoky pork.

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