40 Main Dishes for Your July 4th Feast

Believe it or not, July 4th is mere days away. Is it just me, or does anyone else hear the majestic spirits of our forefathers calling us to the great outdoors to revel in cold drinks, grilled delicacies, and elaborate pyrotechnics? No? Just excited for the long weekend? Okay, yeah, I guess that works too...

Patriotic hallucinations aside, these 40 outdoor-friendly main courses are cause enough to get amped up for America's 238th birthday. Start planning your freedom feast with the slideshow above or the list below!

Beef

Grilled Steak, Avocado, and Spicy Crema Sandwiches
Marinated Cucumber Salad With Radishes, Shrimp, and Dill. Suzanne Lehrer

Pork

The Best Juicy Grilled Pork Chops
The Best Juicy Grilled Pork Chops. Joshua Bousel

Chicken

Peruvian Style Grilled Chicken With Green Sauce
Peruvian Style Grilled Chicken With Green Sauce. J. Kenji López-Alt

Lamb

Spicy Cumin Lamb Skewers
Spicy Cumin Lamb Skewers. Joshua Bousel

Seafood

Grilled Lobster with Lemon-Shallot Butter
Grilled Lobster with Lemon-Shallot Butter. Joshua Bousel

Vegetables

Vegan "B.L.A.T."s: Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado, and Crispy Smoked Mushroom Sandwiches
Vegan "B.L.A.T."s: Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado, and Crispy Smoked Mushroom Sandwiches. J. Kenji López-Alt