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Quick Main Dish Recipes

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Fiery Skewered Shrimp

Fiery Skewered Shrimp

Fiery Skewered Shrimp

This easy-to-make entree gets its great taste from a simple yet spicy marinade. You can broil the kabobs or throw them on the grill outside. We like to serve the shrimp on a bed of greens.

Garlic-Herb Red Snapper

Garlic-Herb Red Snapper

Garlic-Herb Red Snapper

When it's time to fix dinner, Nancy and John Mueller of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin head to the kitchen together. Married 48 years, they find that dividing up the work is fun, saves time and yields delicious results. John, a retired elementary school principal and teacher, usually prepares the entree, "He especially likes to grill seafood like Garlic-Herb Red Snapper," says Nancy. "He started cooking 29 years ago when I went to work full time."

Grilled Cilantro Pork Tenderloin

Grilled Cilantro Pork Tenderloin

Grilled Cilantro Pork Tenderloin

I found this recipe in a magazine, then added extra cumin and mustard to satisfy my family's taste for spicy foods. I like to serve this tender grilled pork frequently.
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Grilled Marinated Ham Steaks

Grilled Marinated Ham Steaks

Grilled Marinated Ham Steaks

"It's a snap to combine this zippy marinade...and you can vary the marinating time to fit your day's activities," notes Maribeth Edwards of Follansbee, West Virginia. "The steaks cook up quickly and are always a hit!"

Grilled Sirloin

Grilled Sirloin

Grilled Sirloin

My husband and I and our four children are missionaries to Australia. We use this great tasting marinade just about every time we barbecue, which is often in this sunny part of the world.—Jennie Sauvageot of Pailba, Queensland

Herbed Turkey Breast Tenderloins

Herbed Turkey Breast Tenderloins

Herbed Turkey Breast Tenderloins

Herbs add surprising dimension to this tender turkey breast recipe shared by Denise Goedeken of Platte Center, Nebraska. It's easy for a weeknight meal but fancy enough for company, and just as the name suggests, it's oh-so quick to fix.

Mashed Potato-Topped Hot Dogs

Mashed Potato-Topped Hot Dogs

Mashed Potato-Topped Hot Dogs

INSTEAD of the usual hot dog and bun meal, I like to make more of a main meal. It's a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes and the toppings can be varied. Best of all, it's kid-friendly and very easy to make to fit everyone's preferences.

Mediterranean Pizzas

Mediterranean Pizzas

Mediterranean Pizzas

This versatile recipe can be whipped up at a moment's notice with on-hand ingredients. It's so easy that kids will enjoy helping prepare it, too. —Jennifer Andrzejewski, Grizzly Flats, California

Pronto Chicken Fajitas

Pronto Chicken Fajitas

Pronto Chicken Fajitas

"My family loves Mexican food, and this is a quick way to enjoy it. It doesn’t require a lot of prep and only uses one pan, so you have plenty of time to relax." Get creative with these versatile fajitas. Try using last night’s leftover veggies or chicken for a brand-new meal. —Robin Poust, Stevensville, Maryland

Salmon with Spinach & White Beans

Salmon with Spinach & White Beans

Salmon with Spinach & White Beans

My husband Oscar is a Southerner at heart. This salmon with garlicky beans and spinach won him over at first bite. —Mary Ellen Hofstetter, Brentwood, TN

Basil-Tomato Tuna Steaks

Basil-Tomato Tuna Steaks

Basil-Tomato Tuna Steaks

Be prepared to reel in raves when you place this fabulous fish dish on the table, advises Jan Parker of Englewood, Florida. "It's moist and flavorful, topped off with basil, tomato and cheese. My husband requests it on a regular basis all year long."
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