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Flavor pairing grilling

Published: Wed, July 4, 2018 @ 12:00 a.m.

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The grill is often the star of summer gatherings, from weeknight meals to backyard barbecues and family reunions. Impress your guests and add an extra layer of smoky flavor to backyard favorites with the help of rich and aromatic woodchips. Add to your gas or charcoal grill and create big flavor.

Adding woodchips to your favorite recipes can help highlight distinct flavors for your mains and sides in one simple step. For rich dishes like steak and beef, pair with an intense hickory-flavored woodchip. For lighter meats like pork and chicken, pair with subtle, fruit flavored chips such as cherry and apple. When it comes to seafood, try pairing with a mild, nutty chip like pecan.

Take these classic McCormick recipes, with simple prep and bold marinades, and add a smoky twist with flavor-forward woodchips.

Brown Sugar Bourbon and Honey Mustard Pork

For a tangy twist, try grilling over apple woodchips to get a mix of sweet and spicy flavors from the honey mustard and a brown sugar bourbon marinade.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Calories: 189

Ingredients: 6

Servings: 8

1package McCormick Grill Mates Brown Sugar Bourbon Marinade

1/4cup oil

2tablespoons cider vinegar

2tablespoons French’s Honey Mustard

2tablespoons water

2pounds pork tenderloin

Mix marinade mix, oil, vinegar, mustard and water in small bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the marinade; set aside. Place meat in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. Add remaining marinade; turn to coat well.

Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer for extra flavor. Remove pork from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade.

Grill pork over medium heat 25 to 30 minutes or until desired doneness, turning occasionally and brushing with reserved marinade mixture during last few minutes of grilling. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

189 Calories

9g Total Fat

2g Saturated Fat

66mg Cholesterol

410mg Sodium

3g Carbohydrates

0g Fiber

24g Protein

Spicy Teriyaki Grilled Wings

Add cherry woodchips to put a smoky, sweet note on top of your crispy chicken wings. Coat in a sweet and spicy teriyaki marinade for a perfect backyard barbecue appetizer straight off the grill.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Calories: 204

Ingredients: 4

Servings: 10

1package McCormick Grill Mates 7 Spice Teriyaki Single Use Marinade, divided

2tablespoons honey

1/2teaspoon McCormick Red Pepper, Crushed

3pounds chicken wing pieces

Mix honey, 2 tablespoons of marinade and crushed red pepper in a large bowl. Set aside.

Place chicken wings in large resealable plastic bag. Add remaining marinade; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer for extra flavor. Remove chicken from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade.

Grill wings over medium heat 20 to 25 minutes or until cooked through, turning occasionally. Add wings to bowl with marinade mixture; toss to coat well. Sprinkle with additional crushed red pepper and sliced green onions before serving, if desired.

204 Calories

12g Total Fat

4g Saturated Fat

90mg Cholesterol

454mg Sodium

8g Carbohydrates

0g Fiber

16g Protein

Memphis Style Ribs

Try this easy and tantalizing recipe, that pays homage to the fine Memphis tradition of dry seasoned ribs.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 3 hours

Calories: 544

Ingredients: 7

Servings: 6

1/3cup McCormick Grill Mates Barbecue Seasoning

1teaspoon McCormick California Style Garlic Salt with Parsley

1/4teaspoon McCormick Chipotle Chili Pepper

3pounds pork baby back ribs

1tablespoon vegetable oil

1/2cup water

1/4cup maple syrup

Mix barbecue seasoning, garlic salt and chipotle chili pepper in small bowl. Lightly rub ribs with oil then generously season both sides with seasoning mixture.

Grill over indirect medium-low heat 2 to 3 hours or until tender, turning occasionally.

Transfer ribs to lit side of grill. Grill over medium-high heat 1 to 2 minutes per side or until browned, basting with maple syrup.

Cooking Tip:

Oven Cooking Method: Season ribs as directed. Place in single layer on foil-lined roasting pan. Cover with foil. Bake in preheated 350 degrees oven 11/2 hours or until meat starts to pull away from bones. Brush ribs with maple syrup. Broil 2 to 3 minutes or until browned.

544 Calories

40g Total Fat

90mg Cholesterol

1006mg Sodium

10g Carbohydrates

0g Fiber

36g Protein

Spicy and Sweet Grilled Steak

Layer on spicy and sweet flavor from the inside and out, with our Grill Mates Limited Edition Layering Kit. 1. Marinate steak with a hot, smoky blend of Chipotle Pepper Marinade. 2. Top it with a layer of our Sweet & Smoky Rub to give meat a bold, tasty crust and even smokier finish.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 14 minutes

Ingredients: 4

Servings: 8

1package McCormick Grill Mates Spicy & Sweet Flavor Layering Kit

1/4cup oil

1/4cup water

2pounds flank steak

Whisk together the Chipotle Pepper Marinade Mix, oil, water and vinegar. Place steak and marinade in resealable plastic bag.

Marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes or longer for extra flavor. Remove steak from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade.

Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of the Sweet & Smoky Rub on the marinated steak.

Grill steak over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes per side or until desired doneness. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

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