Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer for many, and this year we’re honoring those who have served with a small cookout at home with the family. The only catch? We’re not actually cooking out. Instead, we’re dishing up bites of no-fuss flavors that quickly come together either in the oven or on the stovetop, or that require no cooking at all. From spicy shrimp tacos to a refrigerator cream cheese pie, read on to see how we’re making the most of our Memorial Day at home. And to all those who have served and are currently serving—from the bottom of our hearts thank you.
We’ll never turn down a taco night, especially when it’s one that comes together as easy as these spicy shrimp tacos! Coated in a dry seasoning mix of cumin, chili powder and paprika the pan-seared shrimp then get topped with a blacked mix of corn, mango and jalapeño, offering a fun, grill-free twist on the Memorial Day cookout.
Level up your coleslaw game this Memorial Day with this creamy variation that dresses crisp broccoli in a mix of buttermilk, mayo and sugar. Slivered almonds and dried cranberries provide a dose of chewy/crunchy/sweetness to every bite.
A healthier alternative to barbecued beef burgers that relies solely on pantry staples?! Sign us up. This recipe from Pinch of Yum cleverly combines canned salmon (or you can use leftover cooked salmon, too) and dried breadcrumbs with simple seasoning and serves it all atop a crunchy bed of shredded cabbage slaw.
Bon Appetit’s secret to melt-off-the-bone ribs? The Instant Pot. Well, that and the dry mustard rub and Sriracha-ginger glaze. And while the recipe calls for finishing the ribs off on the grill, we prefer to run it under the broiler to get the outside perfectly crisped.
Like a lightened up version of cheesecake (that requires NO baking!), this yogurt pie is one we’ve made at least a dozen times and will probably make again at least a dozen more. Originally printed in a cookbook by Martha Stewart, it combines a granola crust (or swap in a homemade or premade graham cracker crust) with a lightly sweetened mix of yogurt, cream cheese, fresh blueberries (or any fruit you have on hand) and a drizzle of honey.