Time to drag out the grill, spruce it up and get cooking! Who doesn’t have fond memories of grilling in the backyard with friends, family and pets while the much welcome sun returns for spring? Our selections this month are: Grilled Marinated Chicken Breasts, London Broil with Mushroom-Tomato Sauce, and Grilled Tuna with Mint. Enjoy!


Grilled Marinated Chicken Breasts


1 tablespoon olive oil


1 teaspoon country style brown mustard


1 cup white wine, dry


1/4 cup chopped onion


1 clove garlic, minced


2 boned skinless chicken breast halves (about l lb.)


Whisk together oil and mustard in a shallow non-corrosive baking pan. Stir in wine, onion, and garlic. Add chicken. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 4 hours, turning once. Preheat grill or broiler with pan about 6 inches from heat source. Grill or broil until cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Serves 4.


London Broil w/Mushroom-Tomato Sauce


1 1/2 lb. flank steak


Sauce:


1/2 cup (1 medium) sliced onion


1 tablespoon butter or margarine


1 can (10 3/4 oz.) condensed golden mushroom soup


1/3 cup chopped canned tomatoes


1/3 cup tomato liquid or water


2 tablespoons snipped parsley OR


1 tablespoon parsley flakes


1 tablespoon Dijon mustard OR


1/2 tablespoon prepared mustard


Prepare sauce before grilling steak. In saucepan, cook onion in butter until tender. Add remaining ingredients and heat, stirring occasionally. Keep warm to serve over sliced meat. Place steak on grill 3 to 4 inches from heat source. Grill 5 minutes on each side for medium rare. Thinly slice meat diagonally across the grain. Serve with sauce. 6 servings


Grilled Tuna w/Mint


2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint


4 teaspoons olive oil or oil


1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic (2 to 3 cloves)


4 (4 oz.) tuna steaks


In a small bowl, combine mint, oil and garlic. Mix well, coating both sides of tuna. Refrigerate 15 minutes to marinate. Meanwhile, heat grill. When ready to grill, place tuna on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 8 to l0 minutes or until tuna flakes easily with fork, turning once. Broiler: Marinate tuna as directed above. Spray broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place tuna on spray-coated pan. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat for 8 to 10 minutes. 4 servings.