Greetings from the Hershey Farm Kitchen!
Things have been really busy here in the kitchen. With our new remodeling project, I have had the opportunity to once again do what I love, and create new food. We have introduced a grill area for the customers to enjoy and it has been a huge hit. People are now able to walk right up to the grill and order a fresh item made just for them. Of course this sounds great in theory, but working out the logistics has taken some time. I have enjoyed the process of creating the system to operate the grill area as well as creating some of the food options. We began preparing the grill items much like we do any time we develop a new recipe. Research, research, research. I spent lots of time looking through cook books and searching the internet for ideas and recipes. Once we had an arsenal of ideas, the fun begins! I had a blast making cheese steaks, sliders, quesadillas, omelets, and one of my personal favorites, steak fajitas!! I also enjoyed creating things like a grilled meatloaf sandwich with homemade BBQ sauce, Grilled Reuben sandwich, and Grilled Chicken Cordon Blue with Hollandaise sauce. Many of these items will be on the grill this month so stop in and check them out!!
People often ask me questions about cooking and how to make certain items. One of the things I often tell people is to taste as you go. If you think it is good, and your best friend thinks it's good (hopefully they are honest), then chances are, it's probably good! Here is a great tip for grilling chicken this summer. It takes a little more work, but the results are worth it! In the kitchen, heat up a sautee pan and put a little butter in it. Allow the butter to melt and begin to simmer. Take the raw chicken breast and place it in the simmering butter. Allow the chicken to cook for just a few minutes before you flip it over. You are basically searing the outside of the meat. Once all of your chicken is seared, head out to the grill and slap them on! The searing process seals in the juice and keeps them from sticking to the char grill. Add your favorite seasonings and or sauces and get ready to taste a delicious moist piece of chicken! For some added flavor, add some salt, garlic, and pepper to the butter when you sear the chicken. Good luck and happy cooking!!