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10 Summer Dinner Party Mains, Without a Grill

August 23, 2013

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

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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

falafel 

 

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

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Summer Squash Gratin with Salsa Verde and Gruyere by Amanda Hesser

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Lobster Diavolo by Merrill Stubbs

lobser 

 

Diana Kennedy's Carnitas by Genius Recipes 

carnitas

 

Rosy Chicken by Merrill Stubbs

 rosy chicken

 

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

pasta

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

 

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The kitchen is my haven and feeding people is my activity of choice. Butter is as crucial to my life as air, and if you put avocado or bacon on anything and put it in my vicinity, consider it gone. Check out my recipes and food adventures on stayhungree.com.

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boulangere August 23, 2013
What happened to sdebrango's Flank Steak on Texas Toast with Chimichurri that was originally pictured here? It's a great non-grilled dinner!
http://food52.com/recipes/13349-flank-steak-on-texas-toast-with-chimichurri