Balsamic-Glazed Halibut, Shrimp with Bacon-Cheese Polenta, Easy Chicken Adobo, and more
A sweet glaze of balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, and Dijon mustard livens up tender halibut in this show-stopping dinner.
Recipe: Balsamic-Glazed Halibut
Bacon adds a smoky depth of flavor to the classic pairing of shrimp and grits. Green onions and halved tomatoes are a fresh complement to cheesy polenta and succulent shrimp.
Recipe: Shrimp with Bacon-Cheese Polenta
Annabelle Breakey (Food Styling: Dan Becker)
Skip the breading and opt for crunchy almonds and a hint of soy sauce in this unique, Asian-inspired spin on fried chicken.
More: Almond-crusted Chicken
Iain Bagwell (Food Styling: Dan Becker)
Sweet apricots and aromatic spices combine with chicken and chickpeas for a hearty meal that's robust with flavor.
Inspired by the national dish of the Philippines, this simple blend of garlic, vinegar, and soy sauce gives chicken a zingy boost. Be sure to serve with lots of fluffy rice.
Recipe: Easy Chicken Adobo
Here's a hearty dish for a chilly night. Pork, cabbage, bacon, and caraway ― a classic German combination ― pair well with crisp, dry Riesling.
Leo Gong; Styling: Dan Becker
This version of silky carbonara cuts out the standard addition of heavy cream, making it more faithful to the Italian original without the added fat. Sprinklings of garlic and bacon mean you won't be sacrificing any flavor, either.
Recipe: Spaghetti Carbonara
Ngoc Minh Ngo
A healthy smattering of warm spices make these succulent, grilled kabobs a perfect meal for the transition between late summer and early fall. Try broiling them if you're not up for hauling out the grill.
Recipe: Spicy Pork Skewers
Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Dan Becker
Whole-wheat pasta and a generous serving of vegetables make this satisfying entrée a healthy (and filling!) choice.
Recipe: Spinach Mushroom Pasta
Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon
Red chile flakes imbue a subtle heat to this pasta, while shredded parmesan and bites of pancetta ensure ample enjoyment for your whole mouth.
Recipe: Penne All'Amatriciana
Chicken pairs with nutty barley and earthy mushrooms for a hearty one-pan dinner that's made for fall.
Photo by Karen Steffens
Beef and onion stir-fry gets a boost from a dash of sake and smattering of cilantro leaves. Serve over fluffy rice to soak up every last drop of the yummy sauce.
Recipe: Japanese Beef Bowl
Quick cooking scallops are a perfect weeknight choice, especially when combined with sweet, end of season corn and fresh peppers.
Photo by James Carrier
Spicy garlic sauce gives a big flavor punch to simple stir-fry in this Asian-inspired dish.
A sweet and nutty praline topping gives an unexpected touch of elegance to this easy to prepare salmon dish.
Recipe: Praline-Glazed Salmon
This fragrant, buttery stew is hearty enough to work as a vegetarian main dish. Serve with a green salad and naan (Indian flatbread) or fresh pita.
This classic Spanish pairing infuses mild but meaty cod with the warmth of spicy sausage. Best of all, it all comes together in just one pan.
This simple casserole makes for a comforting weeknight dinner as the weather turns cooler. Using ready-made polenta saves you the step of making it from scratch.