The start of 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 five-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 www.grillingflavorforecast.com. To connect with other grilling enthusiasts, join The Grillerhood at www.facebook.com/GrillMates.
Grilled Sweet Tea & Soy Pork Tenderloin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Makes 8 servings
1 package McCormick Grill Mates Smokin’ Sweet Tea Marinade
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon McCormick Sesame Seed
1/2 teaspoon McCormick Ground Ginger
2 pork tenderloins (about 1 pound each)
Mix all ingredients except pork in small bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons marinade for brushing.
Place pork in large resealable plastic bag. Add remaining marinade and seal bag; turn to coat well. Massage pork and marinade for 5 minutes. 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.