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Memorial Day recipes to enjoy at home

9 Recipes
Impossible Burger with Spicy Special Sauce
(Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)

This year, do a small cookout with your quarantine crew. With these dishes, it’ll still feel like a party.

Nancy's burgers

Time 40 minutes
Yields Serves 6

If you’re going to fire up your grill to flip some burgers, you want to make these loaded ones from Nancy Silverton.

Vegan Tommy’s-Style Chili Burger

Time 30 minutes
Yields Makes 8

You don’t need meat to enjoy a messy Memorial Day burger. Make this chili one with Beyond or Impossible products.

Perfect grilled steak

Time 20 minutes
Yields Serves 4

If you splurged on steak to grill, be sure to do it right.

Half-Salted Steaks With Kale-Caper Sauce

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 4

Or if you want to cook it in your kitchen, try this revolutionary technique.

Grilled shrimp skewers with charmoula

Time 15 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 4

For surf and turf, throw these shrimp skewers on the grill too.

Grilled Asparagus Tostadas with Charred Tomatillo Chermoula

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6

Or toss asparagus on the grill for this delicious vegetarian main dish from Ray Garcia.

Chopped Salad With Citrus-Soy Dressing

Time 10 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 8

You’re gonna need a refreshing salad to balance all the rich foods.

Vintage strawberry pie

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 8

Of course you’ll need dessert. Strawberries are coming in season and taste great in this pie.

Cherry-Almond Upside Down Cake

Time 55 minutes
Yields Serves 8

Cherries are fantastic right now. Bake them into this cake that will keep all week long.


Genevieve Ko is the cooking editor for the Los Angeles Times. She is a cookbook author and has been a food writer, editor and recipe developer for national food media outlets. Ko graduated from Yale after a childhood in Monterey Park.
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