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3 Amazing Summer Cooking Tips From Chopped Chef Marc Murphy

Chef Marc Murhpy Better Together with Maria Menounos

Marc Murphy has been a judge on chopped for over 42 seasons, and for good reason. His simple but delicious cooking has made him a staple on The Rachel Ray Show & Beat Bobby Flay.

He joined Maria Menounos for a special July 4 episode of her daytime show to talk about some of the best summer cooking tips you didn’t know you needed to know!

Grill Your Romaine!

Looking to elevate your salad game? Something as simple as grilling your romaine will add a totally new dynamic to your favorite salads, especially in the summer! On Better Together, Chef Murphy taught Maria how to grill romaine in it’s most simple form. Some salt, pepper, lemon juice, and a heavily oiled grill will lead to a smokey, delicious base for a fantastic salad! Just make sure to clean those romaine hearts before popping them on the grill!

Watermelon, Mint, and Feta Make A DEADLY Delicious Combination

If you want refreshing, look no further than a Watermelon, Mint, and Feta salad to elevate your side dish game. The sweetness of the watermelon, savoriness of the feta, and brightness of the mint will combine to throw a literal PARTY in your mouth, and it couldn’t be easier to prep!

Season, Season, Season

Do you find your food tasting bland? You’re probably not seasoning it enough. A simple salt and pepperseasoning will elevate any dish your prepping, and the harsh flames of a grill mean liberal seasoning is important to really make that flavor pop!

Any summer grilling tips we missed? Let us know in the comments below, and make sure to watch Better Together everyday at 11a PT!

Jeff Graham

Jeff Graham

Jeffrey C. Graham is a writer, host, and producer living in Los Angeles, California. You’ve seen (or heard) his work on Sirius XM, AfterBuzz TV, and Earwolf, among other outlets. Jeff thinks of himself “intellectual,” but he’s a voracious fan of The Bachelor franchise, so perhaps not?

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