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Summer is coming to an end, at least the official vacation months. Grilling is still what’s happening on the waning warm days that are left but for apartment dwellers quick stove top recipes with the flavors of summer. Here are a few quick, yet healthy recipes from Sam Sifton of the New York Times that are sure to get the family and friends from the pool, lake or beach to the table.
Credit Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times
Butterflying a loin helps it cook quickly and relatively evenly over direct heat, which is the easiest way to go on the grill. Melissa Clark
This stir-fry is a light meal, sweet and spicy. Martha Rose Shulman
Marinade the fish in a bit of fresh ginger and sesame oil then bake in the oven for about 10 minutes. Finish it off with a sprinkling of black sesame seeds, chopped scallions and a few slices of pickled ginger. David Tanis
Ed Note: This recipe can also be done in aluminum foil packets (en papillote). Make sure you press as you crimp and fold to seal the packets well, otherwise the steam will escape. Arrange the packets on a baking sheet.
Cooking the chickpeas with baking soda softens them, allowing for less time on the stove as well as a smoother, creamier finished product. Julia Moskin
In the height of summer, turning on the oven should be considered off limits, but we still need dessert. For that, there’s the no-bake cheesecake, which has all the richness of the baked version without any of the baking. Yosi Arefi