In the summer, there’s always one thing on everyone’s mind, and that’s the beach. However, because of the government’s current quarantine limitations, going to the beach almost seems like a fairy tale. Or is it? Recipes that Bring Us to the Beach will surely make eating this summer even better!
Going to the beach may not be possible, but feeling like you’re at the beach is still possible! There’s no magic needed here, and you don’t even need a fancy VR headset to simulate being at the beach. All you need are these recipes and a little bit of imagination to get you back on track and into the summer spirit! When you’re looking for what to eat in NYC this summer, here are some ideas!
Recipes that Bring Us to the Beach
Spicy Shrimp Rolls
What better recipe to start the list than a classic seafood dish? Shrimp rolls are the perfect form of sushi to make for people who are still relatively skeptical about eating sushi. This recipe is full of flavor and has a tiny kick that’ll get you going!
- 12 oz of farm-raised white shrimp with the shell still on
- 2 cups of sushi rice/short grain rice
- 1 teaspoon of sriracha
- ½ teaspoon of Japanese allspice/7 spices
- ½ teaspoon of Masago
- Lemon juice
First, thaw your shrimp and bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once the water is boiling, add the shrimp and season it with some salt, paprika, and lemon juice dash. Cook the shrimp for 2 minutes and dump the shrimp directly into an ice bath as soon as they’re cooked.
Peel the shell off of the shrimp and start deveining them. Before you slice the shrimp, dry them with paper towels to absorb any excess water. Slice the shrimp into tiny pieces that are easy to roll. Next, put the shrimp in a bowl with the mayonnaise, sriracha, Japanese spice, and Masago. Make sure to mix it well!
Next, get your sushi mat and start layering your sushi, starting with half a sheet of nori and seasoned rice, then flip the sushi mat so that the nori is on the top and begin adding the shrimp in the center. Roll the whole ordeal and slice into bite-sized pieces!
Rocky Road Fudge
What’s more refreshing than having a fudge slab to enjoy with your friends after the day at the beach? Indulge in this delightful treat and share it with the rest of your family!
- 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract Salt
- 1 and a half cups of chopped walnuts
- 3 cups of mini marshmallows
- 2 cups of chocolate chips (semi-sweet milk chocolate is perfect for this recipe)
First, line a 9-inch baking pan with lightly greased parchment paper or aluminum foil. Then, in a large bowl pour in the condensed milk and chocolate chips (you can use chopped chocolate bits as well). Place the pan in a microwave for 60-90 seconds on 70-90% power. Take the bowl out once it has melted but not sufficiently melted the rest of the chocolate to make sure it doesn’t get too hot and end up burning.
Stir in vanilla extract, nuts, and a pinch of salt and then fold in the marshmallows. Spread in the pan, you prepared earlier and let it chill overnight or for 5 hours, cut into squares, and enjoy!
Fish Tacos With Garlic And Lime Crema
The go-to meal to share with your family for a day at the beach. Nothing helps you reminisce about the beach more than fresh fish tacos with a lime-based sauce!
- 1 and a half pounds of tilapia
- ½ teaspoon of ground cumin
- ½ f teaspoon of cayenne
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- ¼ teaspoon of pepper
- Olive oil
- Small white corn tortillas
- ½ cup sour cream
- ⅓ cup mayo
- 2 tablespoon of lime juice
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
First, in a small dish, combine the cayenne, cumin, salt, and pepper and season both sides of each tilapia. Drizzle with olive oil and a couple of butter and bake slices at 375 F for 20-25 minutes in a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Toast the tortillas and prepare the sauce by adding ingredients and whisking it well in a medium bowl. Assemble the tacos by adding in a hunk of fish, toppings, and vegetables of your choice and the fantastic crema!