Grilling season

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Grilling season is here, and backyard cooks are turning up the heat with new trends from the “McCormick Grill Mates & Lawry’s Flavor Forecast 2013: Grilling Edition.”

According to the experts in the McCormick kitchens, the technique to master this grilling season is 5-Minute marinating — a hands-on technique that infuses popular cuts of meat with big flavor in less time than it takes to heat the grates.

“This technique is fast and easy enough for any home griller to try,” said Chef Kevan Vetter of McCormick. “For the best result, I recommend boneless chicken breast, pork tenderloin or flank steak combined with marinades offering bold flavors.”

Perfectly marinated meats on the grill can be achieved in three easy steps:

Step 1: Place meat with the marinade of your choice in a resealable plastic bag.

Step 2: Push the air out of the bag, and seal tightly.

Step 3: Massage the meat for five minutes, turning the bag over often so the meat absorbs most of the marinade. Remove the meat and grill. Discard remaining marinade.

For more flavor-boosting trends and recipes, visit To connect with other grilling enthusiasts, join The Grillerhood at www.

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