There is truly no time to waste in our hard-earned Minnesota summers. We fill our days with picnics, cabin weekends and outdoor activities of all kinds to soak up every minute of sunshine and warm weather. And what summer day is complete without great food? I love cooking in the summer (in fact, I wrote a book on it), because the recipes are light, simple and tasty. Here are some of my favorite recipes to make all summer long, from light but hearty mains to side dishes perfect with a grilled steak on a warm July day.
If you have a camping tripped planned, you absolutey have to try frying your own walleye. You get bonus points for catching them, too, but don't feel bad packing some fresh fish for the trip. This is a tasty and fun recipe to make over the fire.
Light and delicious, lettuce wraps make for a perfect summer lunch. This pork version features balanced Asian flavors, but you can really go wild with your own combinations when it comes to lettuce wraps.