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10 Easy, Flavorful Recipes to Make Before Summer Ends

published Aug 4, 2020
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Summer is hardly over, but whether we like it or not, the end is all too quickly approaching. That means there’s no better time than now to keep firing up the grill and eating the best that the season has to offer. You’ve cooked up enough plain old hot dogs and hamburgers these past couple of months, you say? Make the most of these late-summer nights by adding serious flavor and versatility to your dinner table with one easy and delicious ingredient.

Lee Kum Kee Panda Brand Oyster Flavored Sauce is an all-purpose seasoning sauce that deserves a spot in your pantry, especially this time of year. It’s made from the finest selected oyster extracts and delivers umami-rich flavor to everything from meat and fish to vegetables and even salad dressing. Keep a bottle (or two) within reach and make these easy-to-prepare recipes part of your dinner routine now through Labor Day — and beyond.

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1. Bacon and Pineapple Chicken Kebabs

Lee Kum Kee Panda Brand Oyster Flavored Sauce is a simple, one-ingredient marinade for grilled kebabs that are sweet, smoky, seriously packed with flavor, and ready in just 30 minutes.

Get the recipe: Bacon and Pineapple Chicken Kebabs

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2. Sweet Potato Burgers

Ditch premade or frozen burgers and prepare these homemade sweet potato burgers in a snap! Pro tip: If you already happen to have cooked sweet potatoes leftover from another dinner, you’re one step closer to these meatless burgers, which are packed with black beans, bell peppers, and corn.

Get the recipe: Sweet Potato Burgers

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3. California Salad with Oyster Sauce Vinaigrette

Definitely make a double batch of the maple syrup-sweetened oyster sauce vinaigrette. It will keep well for up to a week in the fridge and is perfect for dressing just about any salad.

Get the recipe: California Salad with Oyster Sauce Vinaigrette

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4. Apple Cider Pulled Pork Sandwich

Lee Kum Kee Panda Brand Oyster Flavored Sauce, apple cider, and apple cider vinegar join forces in these equally tangy and tender slow-cooked pulled pork sandwiches.

Get the recipe: Apple Cider Pulled Pork Sandwich

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5. Summer Chicken Chili

A splash of oyster sauce might not be what you typically think to add to your chili, but it lends so much depth of flavor that you’ll likely never look back.

Get the recipe: Summer Chicken Chili

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6. Spicy Chicken Wings

These oven-baked wings are the perfect way to kick off a summer cookout. But don’t forget that they can be dinner, too. Pair them with a big green salad, grab some napkins, and you’re set.

Get the recipe: Spicy Chicken Wings

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7. Shrimp Pad Thai with Zoodles

To save time when pulling together this twist on a takeout favorite, opt for a package of store-bought zucchini noodles instead of julienning the vegetable yourself.

Get the recipe: Shrimp Pad Thai with Zoodles

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8. Shrimp Po’boy Sandwich

The creamy mix of Lee Kum Kee Panda Brand Oyster Flavored Sauce, mayo, Dijon, garlic, lemon juice, sweet relish, and spices that’s used as a sauce for these sandwiches is perfect when spread on burgers and drizzled on hot dogs, too.

Get the recipe: Shrimp Po’boy Sandwich

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9. Chili Cheese Dip

Serve this warm and gooey cheese dip with a mix of tortilla chips and vegetable crudité and you have both a winning appetizer or a weeknight dinner — you choose.

Get the recipe: Chili Cheese Dip

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10. Instant Pot Short Ribs

To make these quick and easy short ribs feel extra summery, skip the mashed potatoes and serve them over sweet, fresh corn kernels that you’ve sautéed quickly with butter and fresh thyme.

Get the recipe: Instant Pot Short Ribs