For the Grill

Lemon Pepper Chicken

6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1cup olive oil
juice of 4 lemons
1 tbsp cracked black pepper
1 tsp salt
1 garlic clove crushed
2 tbsp chives, chopped
1 1/2 tbsp rosemary leaves

Rinse and trim chicken breast and place in shallow baking dish. Add all ingredients turning each side to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours (if you have time). If you don't have time you can cook it right away, but the flavor won't be as good.

Remove from fridge and preheat grill. Cook over low flame so as not to burn, 6-8 minutes per side, or until there is no pink in the middle when you cut it open.  Remove from grill and serve with favorite side dish.  (This goes well with the lemon parmesan pasta.)



Perfect burgers, every time.

You can make burgers a million different ways as far as I'm concerned. Some people opt for the fast version and buy boxed, prepared burgers. Others buy the variety that are prepacked fresh in the store. I've tried them every way but I have to say my favorite is the good old fashioned method of making the patties yourself. To me, those boxed burgers are really chewy and taste like shit, God the texture...yuck! I know it takes longer to prepare them yourself, but there is a huge taste difference and it can be cheaper! I can make them with hamburger, turkey, whatever.....here is the one I make the most often.

Sue's burgers

1 lb of ground chuck
1/2 lb of ground sirloin (you can omit and just go with 1 1/2 lb of ground chuck if you want)
1 tablespoon of worchestire sauce
1 tablespoon of teriyaki sauce
1/4 tsp of salt
1/4 tsp of pepper
1/4 small onion, minced (or omit if you don't like onion)
your favorite seasoning salt or steak seasoning
sliced butter pats cut in half

mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Try not to overwork the meat as it will make it less tender. Form into patties. In the middle of each pattie, add a small pat of butter. (I know, sounds weird, but it just gives it a little extra moisture and bit of tenderness, trust me)

I like to put the patties into the fridge or freezer for while just to solidify them a bit before I put them on the grill.

Start up your grill and spray it with a cooking spray to prevent the patties from sticking. Add patties to the grill and season with steak or seasoned salt...cook 3-4 minutes each side depending on how well done you like them. Flip the pattie one time and season. Finish cooking to desired doneness, 3-4 additional minutes. (If ever in doubt on doneness of burgers, use a meat thermometer) Whatever you do, DON'T smash your burger down with your spatula! This squirts out all of the juices and you want the juices IN your burger!

Turn flame to low and add cheese if you like cheese. While the cheese is melting, if you like your buns toasted, toss them on the grill.
Add your favorite condiments and serve...... (this recipe should make 4 nice size burgers)