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10 Summer Dinner Party Mains, Without a Grill

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We love to grill. In fact, in the summer months, we're often glued to our grill. We cherish it, rely on it, nurture it and use it for everything we can think of.

But when we need a break from our grill -- or, if we find ourselves without one -- we can still throw fabulous dinner parties; we can still entertain with ease, with style. Here are 10 summer mains that are party-worthy and impressive, no grill required.

Eggplant Parmesan by Nancy Jo

eggplant parm


Dad's Favorite Seafood Stew by inpatskitchen

seafood stew


Linguine con Vongole by TheWimpyVegetarian

linguine con vongole


World's Easiest Falafel and Tzatziki by Marisab67



Yotam Ottolenghi's Sweet Corn Polenta with Eggplant Sauce by Genius Recipes 



Summer Squash Gratin with Salsa Verde and Gruyere by Amanda Hesser



Lobster Diavolo by Merrill Stubbs



Diana Kennedy's Carnitas by Genius Recipes 



Rosy Chicken by Merrill Stubbs

 rosy chicken


Pasta with Tomatoes, Garlic, Basil and Brie by Merrill Stubbs


Photos by James Ransom, Sarah Shatz, Nicole Franzen, Jennifery Causey, Justin Walker and Karen Mordechai


Tags: summer, summer mains, no grill, menu ideas

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