Seafood

15 Easy Sheet Pan Suppers for Cooler Days — Recipes from The Kitchn

After an easygoing summer, getting thrown back in to the busy fall season can be enough to make anyone's head spin. Between school, work, appointments, sports, and other activities, dinner feels hard to get a handle on. Luckily there are sheet pans, which make getting a meal on the table as stress-free as the carefree days of summer we are all secretly still longing for. Pile every bit of your dinner — veggies, protein, and all — on one pan, toss it in the oven, and in next to no time you have a weeknight meal that wins. Here are 15 recipes to try out.

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Salad Swag: DIY Southwestern Shrimp Salad Kit — Lunch Snack Packs

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If your regular salad order skews toward a bowl of greens tossed with shrimp and a medley of chili-spiced ingredients for punchy Southwestern flare, this is the DIY salad kit to keep in your lunch rotation. And we've got a couple smart grocery store shortcuts help it come together fast.

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Recipe: Garlic Basil Shrimp Farrotto — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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I first discovered farro when I was living in Italy and longed to incorporate something nutty and grainy into my pasta- and bread-loaded diet. With brown rice nowhere to be found, my only choice was the nubby grain, which I quickly learned to love. I've been eating it in grain bowls, as a simple side dish, or as a hearty salad ever since. Now comes this risotto, or I should say farroto.

Made with farro instead of the traditional rice, the result is a whole-grain version of one of my favorite dishes, which serves as a well-rounded meal with the addition of shrimp. It's earthy, with a nice chew that balances the creaminess, yet bright, thanks to fresh garlic, basil, and lemon juice.

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10 Amazing Ways to Turn a Can of Tuna into a Meal — Tips from The Kitchn

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Long-time a pantry staple, the can of tuna is reliable. It's there when you need it. It's inexpensive. It's packed with flavor and protein. And it's definitely not boring.

While the traditional tuna salad sandwich is one of my favorite comfort foods, I love that the humble can of tuna can be transformed into a range of amazing meals.

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I Made Sashimi from Cheap Costco Salmon and Didn’t Die — Life in the Kitchen

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It's a little embarrassing how often I eat grocery store sushi. I know it's not great. I've seen Jiro Dreams of Sushi and that's definitely not who's behind the counter at my local Kroger grocery store when I ask them to make me one with just salmon and avocado, no hot sauce please (why, can anyone tell me, does grocery store sushi come slathered in a pink, spiced, mayo-like sauce?).

I know my fondness for the stuff probably knocks a few points off my credibility as someone who writes about food. Look, I've had really amazing sushi. But a once-in-a-lifetime meal at Joel Robuchon's Japanese restaurant in Monaco is just that: once in a lifetime. The rest of my life? It's gonna be a lot of grocery store sushi.

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How To Cook Frozen Salmon in the Oven — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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When we're having salmon for dinner, I have to remember to pull the frozen fillets from the freezer that morning and tuck them into the fridge to thaw peacefully. But life is hectic and more of my mornings are harried than those occasional thoughtful ones, and I find myself at 6 p.m. on Wednesday staring at rock-hard fillets and a hungry family to feed.

Luckily, it is perfectly safe to cook salmon from a frozen state and, let me assuage any worries right now, it can taste as delicious as properly thawed and cooked salmon too. I've found the secret is to use the power of a hot oven, a little foil, and a flavorful sauce to get you from frozen to dinner in less than 30 minutes.

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