Beach House Dinners

Simple, Summer-Inspired Meals For Entertaining Year-Round

2023 Nautilus Book Award Winner, Silver Medal

In Beach House Dinners: Simple, Summer-Inspired Meals For Entertaining Year-Round, chef Lei Shishak returns to her first love — good food by the beach. Whether you currently live by the beach or dream of being at one, get ready for the evening meal recipes in Beach House Dinners to inspire and transport you to beautiful places around the world.

Short on time? All 80 recipes are straightforward and hassle-free, leaving you plenty of time to relax, savor dips in the ocean, and bask in the warm sun. In many of the recipes, steps are broken down into ones that can be done the night before or the morning of so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the beach.

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Lobster Roll

The key to making a delicious lobster roll is cooking the lobster well I’ve found the best way to add flavor and moisture to the lobster is by poaching...

Salmon Pot Pie

Salmon Pot Pie

This recipe makes one 10-inch deep-dish pie of deliciousness! With its creamy, soothing chowder-like filling, this salmon pot pie is perfect for chilly...

Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs

Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs

The beef short ribs are cooked with shiitake mushrooms and rosemary during the day in a slow cooker When you return home from a long day at work, simply...


  • Whole Chicken
  • Lemon Garlic Chicken
  • Curry Chicken
  • Stuffed Chicken Breasts
  • Turkey Roll
  • Southern Fried Chicken
  • Sticky Sweet Chicken Wings
  • Chicken Cutlets with Pan Sauce
  • Grilled Nachos with Shredded Chicken


  • Grilled Halibut
  • Fish & Chips
  • Seared Tuna Sashimi
  • Blackened Mahi-Mahi
  • Roasted Whole Sea Bass
  • Shrimp Boil
  • Coconut Shrimp with 3 Sauces
  • Crab Cakes
  • Poached Lobster Tails
  • Shrimp and Potato Fiesta
  • Poached Chilled Salmon
  • Cedar Plank Salmon
  • Pan-Fried Salmon
  • Salmon Poke
  • Baja-esque Fish Tacos
  • Grilled Shrimp Piccata
  • Tandoori Shrimp
  • Salmon Pot Pie

Red Meat

Pork and Ground Meats

  • Jerk Spareribs
  • Fourth of July BBQ Ribs
  • Roast Pork Chops
  • Stuffed Pork Chops
  • Roasted Pork Loin
  • Ham and Okra Stew
  • Orange Marmalade–Glazed Baked Ham
  • “Double Double, Animal Style” Burgers
  • Chorizo Chili


  • Vegetable Lo Mein
  • White Pizza
  • Sheet Pan Pizza
  • Veggie Burger
  • Herbed Brown Rice
  • Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Meze
  • Creamy Thai Curry Quinoa
  • Baked Potato Bar
  • Double-Stuffed Portobello Mushroom
  • Israeli Pearl Couscous


  • Fuselli
  • Capallini
  • Farfalle
  • Orecchiette
  • Classic Meat Lasagna
  • Stuffed Shells
  • Grilled Garlic Bread

Soups and Sandwiches

  • Summer Tomato Soup with Three-Cheese Panini
  • 9-Vegetable Soup
  • Coconut Fish Chowder
  • Not Cioppino
  • Ahi Tuna Nicoise Sandwich
  • Salmon Burger
  • Lobster Roll
  • Beach House Hoagie
  • Sausage, Peppers, and Onions


  • Hearts of Palm Salad
  • Summer Pasta Salad
  • Kale Salad
  • Red and Golden Beets Salad
  • Strawberry Fields Salad
  • Panzanella Salad
  • Grilled Beef Noodle Salad
  • Chicken Salad
  • Warm Toasted Farro Salad
  • Summer Cobb Salad