I prefer grilling in the summer because you don't need to turn on the stove and heat up the house. If you want to get fancy, serve it in a chilled martini glass for a beautiful presentation. The rice and/or shrimp can be cooked a day ahead and refrigerated until serving.&$151;Lindsay Matuszak, Reno, Nevada
Jalapeno peppers are quite abundant in this area of the country, and there are numerous ranches here that raise lambs. People seem to be eating food that's a little hotter nowadays, so I think this recipe will appeal to them.
These flaky fish fillets from Pix Stidham of Exeter, California get plenty of fresh flavor from onions and tomato, plus a little zip from cayenne pepper. "This recipe is particular favorite of my family's" Pix notes. "The fish doesn't get dry...it's moist and delicious."
Cilantro, lime and hot pepper sauce lend south-of-the-border pizzazz to boneless pork chops in this recipe from Paula Marchesi of Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania. "Pretty enough for company, these chops are tender, juicy and delicious," she says.
I like that this is super easy to toss together, and the leftovers reheat well. The healthy beans and veggies taste great, and the stew warms me up on cold, blustery days. —Tacy Fleury, Clinton, South Carolina
I got the basics of this recipe from a friend at a Super Bowl party and tweaked it from there. I do have to tone it down a bit for my wife...and my mom once asked if I was trying to get my inheritance early! People who like spicy food really go for it.—Rob Via, Charlotte, North Carolina
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Get your protein from these meaty burritos shared by Becky Baird of Salt Lake City, Utah. Black beans, avocado and steak slices team up are nicely seasoned with fresh cilantro, salsa and sour cream. —Rebecca Baird, Salt Lake Cty, Utah
"When my children visited their aunt, she served these colorful fajitas," writes Marlene Mohr from Cincinnati, Ohio. "They were so impressed, they brought the recipe home to me. It's a great way for them to eat vegetables.
"This is a great recipe for grilling out or for camping trips," notes Jodee Harding of Granville, Ohio. "Adapt it for indoors by cooking the steaks in a skillet and heating the tortillas in a warm oven."