Curried Mussels
Curry powder and cilantro add zest to classic white wine-steamed mussels. Get the recipe for Curried Mussels ». Todd Coleman

As the beginning of August quickly approaches, one thing is on everyone’s mind: the end of summer. For most, this means last-minute weekend trips, longer nights spent outside, and a curious wonder at how quickly the past few months flew by. In this rush to savor the last weeks of sunny warmth, relishing the season is generally preferable to getting tied-up in the kitchen. But this doesn’t mean sacrificing satisfying, flavorful meals! Whether you’re tucked away at home or relaxing in a beach-side getaway, make the most of August with these 15 recipes for quick, summery meals. Each takes 20 minutes or less to prepare, from grill-friendly fare like lobster with cilantro butter or garlicky pork kebabs, to simple stovetop dishes like tagliatelle with poppy seeds and prosciutto or a spicy yuba stir-fry with edamame.

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