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14 Breezy Dinners for Beach Days

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Beach food—or, really, any midsummer meal—should be utterly uncomplicated, the loudest notes sung by the ingredients most in season (tomatoes! corn! herbs galore!), seafood-heavy if you are indeed by the shore, hearty enough to get you back to the beach tomorrow, and quick enough that you don't have to head home early to get the cooking started.

Here are the recipes we make when all that's on the docket for the next day—and the one after that—is floating on our backs in the closest body of water:

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White Fish Escabeche Tacos
White Fish Escabeche Tacos
Marinated Green Bean Sandwiches
Marinated Green Bean Sandwiches
Dad's Favorite Seafood Stew

Dad's Favorite Seafood Stew by inpatskitchen

Simple Fish and Corn

Simple Fish and Corn by Amanda Hesser

Peperonata (Red Pepper Stew)
Peperonata (Red Pepper Stew)
Skillet-Grilled Fish Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Crema
Skillet-Grilled Fish Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Crema
Avocado Crab Rolls

Avocado Crab Rolls by meganvt01

Summer Weekend Pasta

Summer Weekend Pasta by Amanda Hesser

Spicy Shrimp
Spicy Shrimp
Octopus and Potato Salad (Insalata di polpo e patate)
Octopus and Potato Salad (Insalata di polpo e patate)
Steak and Bean Torta
Steak and Bean Torta
Summer Pasta alla Caprese
Summer Pasta alla Caprese
Fish with Sauce Niçoise
Fish with Sauce Niçoise
Spaghetti with Clams, Parsley, Garlic, and Lemon (x2)
Spaghetti with Clams, Parsley, Garlic, and Lemon (x2)

How do you do beachy, summery, post-beach dinners? Share your tried-and-trues in the comments below.

Tags: beach, easy summer dinners