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Asian pork burgers with slaw

photo by Jennifer Johnson | As we slowly transition to fall in our kitchen, our recipes are turning to slightly heartier meals like burgers, soups, and stews. This burger has great umami flavor, crunch from the slaw, and is topped with an easy homemade ketchup recipe that might just surprise you.

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our Memorial Day menu!

recipes + photos by Jennifer Johnson | Ease into summer this weekend with our crowd-pleasing Asian-inspired entertaining menu, featuring grilled fish as its anchor, and a couple of our new favorite side dishes. A make-ahead batch cocktail featuring sake is sure to start your weekend off right.

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Sunday Dinner Series: wild rice + bean bake

recipe + photo by Jennifer Johnson | This one pot meal speaks to the casual nature of an oven-to-table Sunday dinner. The earthy flavors of beans and wild rice are enlivened by a healthy helping of fresh herbs. Substitutions are welcome as this dish is a great way to use up herbs and vegetables that you may have on hand. Cooked sausage crumbles also serve as a welcome addition.

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Sunday Dinner Series: scallop scampi

recipe + photo by Jennifer Johnson | Our updated twist on classic scampi, substitutes local scallops for shrimp. Baking the scallops under a layer of toasty breadcrumbs adds delightful texture to this homey pasta dish. Remember, if you have any of your own favorites, email us or share them @thecoastaltable on Instagram and tag us. We’ll feature our favorites throughout the season.

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Sunday Dinner Series: chicken tortilla soup

This winter were starting on new series on thecoastaltable.com all about family meals. The recipes are easy, and meant to be served family-style at the table, casual, for all to enjoy. We hope you’ll give them all a try. Look for a new recipe each Friday through March. If you have any of your own favorites, email us or share them @thecoastaltable on Instagram and tag us. We’ll feature our favorites throughout the season.

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vegetarian cassoulet

photo by Jennifer Johnson | Traditionally made with meat and beans, this updated take is a lighter and quicker version of this classic one pot meal. It’s a simple weeknight dinner packed with hearty vegetables and topped with crispy breadcrumbs. Be sure to use the best wine you can for this recipe as it really adds a great amount of depth to this very straight-forward dish.

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7 recipes to make with apple cider

photo by Jennifer Johnson | Fall days are perfect for apple picking and savoring everything the season has to offer. Armed with a jug of fresh apple cider, we’ve rounding up a few new recipes for how to use it—from dressings to marinades to our favorite seasonal batch cocktail.

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our Memorial Day grilling menu!

recipes by Emily Weber | photos by Jennifer Johnson | Grilling season in finally upon us! To celebrate, we’ve come up with this fresh, Middle Eastern-inspired menu for seamless Memorial Day entertaining. The grilled chicken shawarma skewers are loaded with flavor and the only real work involved is preparing the marinade, skewering the chicken, then grilling them. To pair with the chicken, we recommend grilled pita triangles, an herb-loaded, green tahini dip, and an easy mint and parsley couscous. And of course, to top it off, a cucumber gin sour—which involves a little extra work to make fresh cucumber juice—but, trust us…it’s worth it.

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meet the maker: Sea to Table

words by Mackenzie Wise | photo by Jennifer Johnson | The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimates that the United States imports more than ninety percent of its seafood. A significant amount of it is caught by American fishermen, exported overseas for processing, and imported back to the States for consumption. If it seems crazy and inefficient, that’s because it is. Here’s how one company is hoping to disrupt the seafood supply chain.

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our Easter risotto bar!

Having family and friends over for the holidays can definitely be stressful, so this year we’re making it easier on ourselves with a main dish of oven-baked risotto served with three sides to go with it—a fish, a meat, and a vegetable. That way there’s something for everyone (and it’s easier than you think to pull it all together). Once you make risotto this way, we’re certain you’ll never stand at the stove stirring it every five minutes again!

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