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Radically Simple: July Fireworks

Fresh and colorful, this meal is just as bright as 4th of July fireworks.

Image Credit: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

It's easy to create exciting, brilliant flavors while avoiding megawatt spice and chile fire. Let fresh garlic lend its trademark warmth, and let lemons add mouth-tingling acidity. These tastes are perfect for Fourth of July celebrations, when we're slaking our thirst with lemonade or salty margaritas, either of which would be a great accompaniment for my colorful Shrimp, Chorizo, and Corn Salad.

This dish sizzles with global influences coalescing into a meal that tastes surprisingly American. Cooked in only four minutes in a superhot pan, the salad can be prepared several hours ahead and served at room temperature—ideal for outdoor entertaining. Enjoy the fireworks!

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