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McCormick Smoked Paprika & Black Sesame Seed
McCormick Smoked Paprika & Black Sesame Seed

New McCormick® Smoked Paprika and Black Sesame Seed Now Available

HUNT VALLEY, Md. (August 2006) – Two internationally inspired ingredients – until recently a chefs’ secret – are truly the flavors of the moment. For the first time, McCormick, the flavor expert, is making them available to everyone. Smoked Paprika and Black Sesame Seed are the latest additions to the McCormick Gourmet Collection® line of premium spices and herbs. These new offerings let home cooks experience the flavors they’ve tasted in restaurants and seen on TV cooking shows.

“Paprika and sesame seed are two of the most commonly used spices in home kitchens across the country,” said Steve Logan, executive chef at McCormick. “These new variations give people the chance to impress their friends and family with restaurant-quality flavor.” Here, Chef Logan takes a closer look at smoked paprika and black sesame and easy ways to use them.

  • McCormick® Gourmet Collection® Smoked Paprika – “This is definitely not your grandmother’s paprika,” says Chef Logan. Sweet Spanish paprika peppers get a distinctive, smoky flavor when naturally smoked over wood planks. Smoked paprika adds a new dimension of flavor to Spanish tapas, Tex-Mex chili, quesadillas, and roasted dishes, such as chicken, fish, pork tenderloin, and potatoes.
  • McCormick® Gourmet Collection® Black Sesame Seed – Tasty, trendy and bold, black sesame seed adds color, texture and flavor to sweet and savory dishes. Sourced from India, black sesame seed is used in crusts for tuna and sushi by many chefs. Home cooks will love the look and flavor it adds to rice, noodle dishes, pork and chicken. Chef Logan recommends this unique idea: roll a log of goat cheese in black sesame seed, then slice and place on top of your favorite salad.

The suggested retail price for Smoked Paprika is $5.30; Black Sesame Seed is $4.85. These two spices join the Gourmet Collection family of more than 110 premium flavors, including Lemon Grass, Ancho and Chipotle Chile Peppers, Wasabi, and Garam Masala. Look for them in the spice aisle of grocery stores nationwide this fall.

Following are some recipes that showcase the flavors of smoked paprika and black sesame seed.

With an extensive network of researchers, trend experts, chefs, home economists, food technologists, and sensory analysts, McCormick & Company, Inc. keeps its finger on the pulse of flavor. McCormick was founded in 1889 in Baltimore, Maryland, and today is the largest spice company in the world. McCormick sources only the finest ingredients from around the globe to bring the highest quality flavors to consumers. For more information and recipes, visit us online at www.mccormick.com, or call 1-800-MEAL-TIP (1-800-632-5847).

Smoked Paprika-Rubbed Steak Fajitas

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Smoky flavor is the star in Smoked Paprika-Rubbed Steak Fajitas. Olives and feta cheese offer a Mediterranean twist on the sizzling favorite.

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon McCormick® Gourmet Collection® Smoked Paprika
1 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon McCormick® Oregano Leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Black Pepper
1 1/4 pounds boneless top sirloin steak (about 1-inch thick)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 large Spanish onion, halved and thinly sliced (2 cups)
2/3 cup pitted Spanish olives, quartered
8 flour tortillas (8-inch), warmed
4 ounces crumbled feta cheese

Directions:

1. Preheat broiler. Mix paprika, garlic powder, oregano, salt and pepper in large bowl. Rub 1 tablespoon of the spice mixture on both sides of steak. Arrange beef in bottom of foil-lined baking pan. Stir oil and vinegar into remaining spice mixture. Add onions; toss until coated. Arrange around steak in pan.
2. Broil 3 to 4 inches from heat 15 minutes or until desired doneness, turning once and stirring onions. Let steak stand 5 minutes before slicing. Cut steak in half lengthwise and then into thin slices.
3. Mix steak, onions, pan juices and olives. Place 1/3 cup in center of each warmed tortilla. Sprinkle each with feta cheese. Fold over sides of tortilla to serve.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:
About 328 Calories, Fat 16g, Protein 21g, Carbohydrates 25g, Cholesterol 42mg, Sodium 803mg, Fiber 1g

Smoky Sausage & Peppers with Apple Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes

This one-dish, stove-top supper is a perfect weeknight meal. Smoked paprika teams up with fall favorites to recreate a classic.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 sweet white onion, cut into thin wedges (1 cup)
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into thin strips (1 cup)
1 tablespoon McCormick® Gourmet Collection® Smoked Paprika
1 package (13 ounces) apple chicken sausage, cut diagonally into 3/4-inch pieces*
1 cup thinly sliced peeled apple
1 cup apple cider
1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Thyme Leaves
1/8 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Red Pepper

*Or use 1 package (16 ounces) precooked smoked sausage or kielbasa

Directions:

1. Heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add onions and bell pepper; cook and stir 5 minutes or until onions are translucent. Add paprika; cook and stir 1 minute.
2. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve over rice, if desired.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:
About 325 Calories, Fat 21g, Protein 15g, Carbohydrates 19g, Cholesterol 82mg, Sodium 695mg, Fiber 2g

Sesame Peanut Noodle Bowl Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

This noodle bowl is ready – start to finish – in just 20 minutes, quicker than a trip to your favorite Thai take-out spot.

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon McCormick® Gourmet Collection® Black Sesame Seed
8 ounces spaghetti
1/4 cup peanut butter
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons rice or white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Ginger
1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Crushed Red Pepper
1 cup coarsely shredded carrots
2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions (green part only)

Directions:

1. Cook spaghetti as directed on package. Meanwhile, mix peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, ginger and red pepper in large bowl with wire whisk until smooth. Stir in carrots and sesame seed.
2. Drain spaghetti, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking water. Add spaghetti and water to sesame seed mixture; toss to coat well. Sprinkle with green onions. Serve warm.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:
About 401 Calories, Fat 17g, Protein 13g, Carbohydrates 49g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 792mg, Fiber 5g

Sesame Crusted Pork Chops with Maple Vegetable Stir-Fry Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Black sesame seed creates a colorful crust for pork chops, while sealing in the juices. Maple syrup adds a touch of sweetness to balance the heat and offer unique flavor.

Ingredients:

Pork Chops
1/3 cup plain breadcrumbs
1/4 cup McCormick® Gourmet Collection® Black Sesame Seed
1 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder, divided
1 teaspoon salt
6 boneless pork chops (about 3/4-inch thick)
3 tablespoons sesame oil, divided

Maple Vegetable Stir-Fry
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup light soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Crushed Red Pepper
1 medium red onion, cut into thin wedges (1 1/2 cups)
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into bite-size strips (1 cup)
1 package (6 ounces) baby spinach leaves

Directions:

1. Mix breadcrumbs, sesame seed, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and salt on a plate. Moisten pork chops lightly with water. Coat evenly with crumb mixture.
2. Heat 2 tablespoons of the sesame oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add pork chops; cook 8 minutes or until desired doneness, turning once. Remove from skillet; keep warm.
3. Mix maple syrup, soy sauce, vinegar, remaining 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, cornstarch and crushed red pepper in small bowl until smooth; set aside. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon sesame oil in skillet on medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper; cook and stir 3 minutes. Restir maple syrup mixture. Add to skillet; stirring constantly, bring to boil, 1 minute. Pour into large bowl. Add spinach; toss gently just until spinach is wilted. Slice pork chops and serve over spinach mixture.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:
About 389 Calories, Fat 21g, Protein 28g, Carbohydrates 22g, Cholesterol 70mg, Sodium 952mg, Fiber 3g

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