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McCormick Low Sodium Grill Mates Seasonings
McCormick Low Sodium Grill Mates Seasonings

McCormick Introduces Three New Grill Mates Seasonings with 25% Less Sodium

HUNT VALLEY, MD (May 2007) – Americans say they are increasingly mindful of their sodium intake. Does that mean they have to sacrifice flavor? Not according to McCormick, the flavor expert. Now sodium-conscious backyard chefs can fire up the grill with confidence thanks to three new McCormick Grill Mates® with 25% Less Sodium Seasonings. These three Grill Mates Seasonings are amoung McCormicks most popular Barbecue Seasonings. All three feature signature Grill Mates Montreal taste, adding a zesty zing to grilled meats, chicken and fish.

  • Grill Mates 25% Less Sodium Montreal Steak Seasoning – This robust blend of coarsely ground pepper, garlic, and spices is ideal for steaks and burgers.
  • Grill Mates 25% Less Sodium Montreal Chicken Seasoning – A lively mix of garlic, onion, pepper, and orange peel, this selection lends a bold note to grilled chicken, pork and seafood.
  • Grill Mates 25% Less Sodium Montreal Steak Marinade – Combine this zesty blend of coarsely ground pepper, garlic, and dill with water, oil, and vinegar. Fifteen minutes marinating is all that’s required for big flavor.

The suggested retail price for the new shake-on seasonings, available in the spice aisle of grocery stores nationwide, is $1.99 USD. The suggested retail price for the new marinade, available in the seasoning mix section nationwide, is $0.99 USD.

McCormick and Grill Mates are registered trademarks of McCormick and Company, Hunt Valley, MD 21031

Chili and Beef Stroganoff Slow Cooker Seasonings
McCormick Chili and Beef Stroganoff Slow Cooker Seasoning Blends

New Seasoning Blends for Home Crock Pot Cooks

HUNT VALLEY, MD (May 2007) – The American love affair with slow cooker meals continues to grow, with recipes for this favorite kitchen appliance – an estimated 80% of homes have one – among the most searched for on the McCormick website. While crock pot cooking makes tender and tasty meals often adapting recipes for them is a challange for some home cooks. Now McCormick, the flavor expert, is introducing two new Slow Cookers varieties, Chili and Beef Stroganoff. Families across the nation say that from the aroma in the kitchen to the satisfied smiles at the table, there’s nothing like coming home to a slow-cooked meal.

These new adaptations of classic crowd-pleasers take just 10 minutes preparation time to deliver perfectly spiced, no-fuss results.

  • Chili – Great for ground beef or lower-fat ground turkey, and spiced with just a touch of chile pepper, this is a surefire hit for pot luck suppers, tailgate parties, and more. Just flip the slow-cooker switch and go.
  • Beef Stroganoff – Stew beef stars in this elegant, comfort-food classic. Add seasoning, mushrooms, and onions. Stir in sour cream for the last 10 minutes of cooking. Serve over egg noodles.

The suggested retail price of the new McCormick Slow Cookers seasonings is $1.49 USD. Look for these crock pot recipe seasonings this fall in the seasoning mix aisle of grocery stores nationwide.

The new items join several popular Slow Cookers varieties including Savory Pot Roast, Hearty Beef Stew, BBQ Pulled Pork and Italian Herb Chicken.

McCormick is a registered trademark of McCormick and Company, Hunt Valley, MD 21031

Grill Mates Cinnamon Chipolte, Seafood Rubs, and Baja Citrus Marinade
McCormick Grill Mates Cinnamon Chipolte, Seafood Rubs and Baja Citrus Marinade

New McCormick Grill Mates Seasonings

HUNT VALLEY, MD (May 2007) – Professional grill jockeys are the first to say it: Great rubs and marinades are the secret to terrific barbecue. Now, to add even greater sizzle to summer grilling, McCormick, the flavor expert, is adding three new selections to its expanding family of Grill Mates® seasonings. These two new rubs and a marinade infuse meats and seafood with flavor so spirited they will have everyone coming back for seconds.

Two sassy new Grill Mates rubs create a char-grilled crust that helps lock in juices to keep meats and seafood tender and moist.

  • Grill Mates Cinnamon Chipotle Rub – This rub is a blend of sweet cinnamon, smoky chipotle peppers, garlic, and onion brings bold, smoky savor to steak, pork and chicken.
  • Grill Mates Seafood Rub – Seafood Rub is a zesty medley of cedar smoke, garlic, rosemary, lemon, and black pepper that takes the guesswork out of seasoning grilled fish and seafood.

New Grill Mates Baja Citrus Marinade
There’s no advance planning required for fully marinated flavor with new Grill Mates Baja Citrus Marinade. It goes from kitchen to grill in 15 minutes flat. A tangy Mexican-style blend of citrus, garlic, chile pepper, and cilantro, this marinade is surprisingly versatile, adding just the right touch to fish, seafood or chicken.

The suggested retail price for the Grill Mates Cinnamon Chipolte and Seafood rubs, which are available in the spice aisle of grocery stores, is $2.79 USD. The Grill Mates Baja Citrus marinade, available in the seasoning mix aisle, has a suggested retail price of $0.99 USD. Grill Mates products are available nationwide in the US.

McCormick and Grill Mates are registered trademarks of McCormick and Company, Hunt Valley, MD 21031

McCormick Chai Spice Blend and Sesame Ginger Spice Blend
McCormick Chai Spice Blend and McCormick Sesame Ginger Spice Blend

McCormick Introduces Two New Gourmet Collection Spice Blends

HUNT VALLEY, MD – (May 2007) – With so many intriguing cuisines sparking today’s dining scene, it’s no surprise that consumers want to explore on-trend flavors at home. That’s why McCormick, the flavor expert, is introducing two unique Gourmet Collection blends. McCormick’s Chai Spice Blend and Far East Sesame Ginger Blend bring big flavor to the home kitchen in unique combinations of sweet, piquant and aromatic spices.

  • Chai Spice Blend – Traditionally used to flavor tea, this blend combines cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and pepper for a sweet, soothing taste, with just a touch of heat. Professional chefs love Chai for its ability to add warmth, comfort and a hint of the exotic to everything from bread pudding, chocolate, cheesecake and cookies to rubs for grilled meats.
  • Far East Sesame Ginger Blend – Uniting the sweet and hot flavors of the Far East, this blend of ginger, black and white sesame seeds, garlic, red pepper, orange, and coconut is a vibrant addition to most any Asian dish, including stir-fries, noodle bowls, chicken, and fish. With so many enticing flavors in one bottle, a delicious Asian-inspired dinner has never been easier to prepare.

These new spice blends join the McCormick Gourmet Collection of more than 130 premium spices, herbs, and seasonings. The suggested retail price for the blends is $4.28 USD. Look for these gourmet spices in the spice aisle of grocery stores nationwide. For more information, visit at www.mccormickgourmet.com or call 1-800-MEAL-TIP (1-800-632-5847).

McCormick is a registered trademark of McCormick and Company, Hunt Valley, MD 21031

McCormick Black Food Color
McCormick Black Food Color

McCormick Black Food Color Makes a Statement

HUNT VALLEY, MD (May 2007) – Anyone who has tried to make the perfect black by blending various food colorings knows that it’s nearly impossible to get the right shade. Until now!

McCormick is introducing Black Food Color. The number one requested color, black is unbeatable for creating original and festive treats. Whether it’s a spooky black cat cake for Halloween or soccer ball cookies to celebrate the team’s victory, black food color opens up endless possibilities for fun in the kitchen.

The suggested retail price for a 1 oz. bottle of Black Food Color is $2.80 USD. Look for this item in the spice aisle of grocery stores nationwide.

Try these great recipes to stir up some fun.

Soccer Ball Cookies Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 package (17 ½ oz.) sugar cookie mix
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 7 teaspoons milk
  • 4 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon McCormick Black Food Color

Directions:

  1. Roll out dough on floured surface until about 1/4 –inch thick. Cut into round shapes with cookie cutter. Bake and cool cookies as directed on package.
  2. Mix sugar and milk in small bowl until smooth. Stir in corn syrup until icing is smooth and glossy. If icing is too thick, stir in a small additional amount of corn syrup. Divide mixture in half. Leave one half white for the background of the soccer balls. Stir Black Food Color into the remaining icing until well blended.
  3. Ice cookies with white icing. Place 7 small circles of black icing on each cookie. Pull white icing through each black circle, using a toothpick. Let cookies stand until icing is set.

Black Cat Cake Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 baked and cooled 8- or 9-inch cakes
  • Canned or homemade chocolate cake frosting
  • McCormick Black Food Color
  • Assorted decorations for cat’s face, i.e. candy corn for eyes, nose and tongue, and licorice strings for whiskers

Directions for making Black Cat Cake:

  1. Cut at marking. Remove inner circle and set aside. This will be the cat’s head.
  2. Cut cat tail, ears, and feet from remaining 1-inch outer circle and arrange on body of cat.
  3. Mix food color into frosting, using about ½ teaspoon per 16 ounces (about 2 cups) frosting.
  4. Frost cat head and body. Frost tail, ears, and feet and attach to cat head and body with frosting.
  5. Use candy to make cat’s eyes, nose, and tongue.

McCormick is a registered trademark of McCormick and Company, Hunt Valley, MD 21031

McCormick Gourmet Sea Salts
McCormick Gourmet Seasoned Sea Salts

McCormick Gourmet Collection Introduces Four New Sea Salts

HUNT VALLEY, MD (May 2007) – Professional chefs worldwide are discovering the pure, subtle flavor of natural sea salts. But why should they corner the secret to expertly flavored and finished dishes? Now, McCormick is introducing a new line of Gourmet Collection Sea Salts especially for the home chef. Available in four varieties — French Grey Sea Salt, Sicilian Sea Salt, Mediterranean Spiced Sea Salt and Asian Style Spiced Sea Salt — each has distinctive qualities to lend to a wide variety of dishes.

  • French Grey Sea Salt — An all-natural, moist salt, hand-harvested in Brittany, France. Renowned for its light grey, almost purple color, it offers an elegant finishing touch to roasted or grilled meats, seafood and vegetables.
  • Sicilian Sea Salt — An all-natural salt, hand-harvested off the coast of Sicily. Rich in minerals and with a lower percentage of sodium chloride than regular table salt, it has a delicate flavor, great for highlighting salads or finishing roasts and sauces.
  • Asian Style Spiced Sea Salt – Natural sea salt, paired with an Asian spice blend that includes garlic, ginger, orange peel, coconut, red bell pepper, and sesame seeds. A perfect enhancement for Asian-inspired stir-fries, salads, noodles, rice and vegetables.
  • Mediterranean Spiced Sea Salt – Natural sea salt infused with Mediterranean spices, including garlic, basil, oregano, lemon peel, red bell pepper, and a whisper of red pepper heat. Sprinkle on salads, pasta, fish, chicken and all types of meat.

The suggested retail price of McCormick Gourmet Sea Salts is $3.79 USD. Look for them this fall in the spice aisle of grocery stores nationwide. For more information, visit us online at www.mcccormickgourmet.com or call 1-800-MEAL-TIP (1-800-632-5847).

McCormick is a registered trademark of McCormick and Company, Hunt Valley, MD 21031

Fun Flavor Twists Turn Standbys Into Stars Of Summer Get-Togethers

McCormick Summer Cooking Ideas

HUNT VALLEY, Md. – Each summer, one question is asked over and over, as we gather for backyard barbecues, picnics and family reunions – “what can I bring?” Since hosts and hostesses usually have the main course covered, the solution is simple: sides! Yet sometimes, even the biggest potato salad fanatic craves something new and different. That’s why the flavor experts at McCormick®, are offering a fresh batch of creative ideas to recharge run-of-the-mill pasta and potato salads and deviled eggs. All the recipes are easy to make and feature familiar flavors in exciting new ways. In fact, they’re so good, they may just upstage the main course, and make you the star of the season’s get-togethers.

Here are five flavorful ways to perk up summer sides. Break out the serving spoons and help yourself to some fun.

Sensational Spuds

It’s a barbecue lover’s dream! Homestyle BBQ Potato Salad, a welcome addition to the picnic basket, is full of that sweet, tangy taste usually reserved for grilled meats. For those who prefer to just wing it, Buffalo Chicken Potato Salad dresses up chicken and potatoes in a uniquely delicious way. This super side marries creamy potato salad with the mild heat of Buffalo wings – complete with the trimmings – celery and blue cheese. Leftovers can make a tasty lunch the next day.

Perfecting the Pasta Salad
It’s easy to give ordinary macaroni salad a makeover by adding some fresh flavors and changing up the shape of the pasta. Send taste buds south of the border with Mexican Pasta Salad, a combination of two favorites – seven-layer dip and macaroni salad. Greek Pasta Salad provides a taste of the Mediterranean with crisp cucumbers, Kalamata olives and feta cheese. A yogurt dressing, accented with mint, oregano and black pepper, is a cool, refreshing change from standard salad fixings.

Turn Devilish into Divine
Grandma certainly would be proud of Curried Deviled Eggs, a modern interpretation of her cookout classic. A teaspoon of mild curry powder gives basic deviled eggs an unexpected flair.

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.

1. Homestyle BBQ Potato Salad

Homestyle Potato Salad

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

  • 3 pounds small red potatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Ground Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Coarse Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced celery
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  1. Bring potatoes to boil in lightly salted water in large saucepot. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until fork-tender. Drain well. Cool slightly.
  2. Mix oil, ketchup, vinegar, mustard, black pepper and salt in large bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Add potatoes, celery, bell pepper and onion; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe makes 12 servings of Homestyle BBQ Potato Salad.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: About 185 Calories, Fat 9g, Protein 3g, Carbohydrates 23g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 343mg, Fiber 3g


2. Buffalo Chicken Potato Salad

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

  • 2 pounds small red potatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Celery Seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Red Pepper
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  1. Bring potatoes to boil in lightly salted water in large saucepot. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until fork-tender. Drain well. Cool slightly.
  2. Mix mayonnaise, cider vinegar, celery seed, garlic powder, salt and pepper in large bowl until well blended. Add potatoes, chicken and celery; toss gently to coat.
  3. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. Sprinkle with cheese before serving.

Recipe makes 10 servings of Buffalo Chicken Potato Salad.

Nutritional Information Per Serving of Buffalo Chicken Potato Salad: About 203 Calories, Fat 11g, Protein 11g, Carbohydrates 15g, Cholesterol 30mg, Sodium 273mg, Fiber 2g


3. Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons McCormick® Gourmet Collection® Mint Flakes
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons McCormick® Oregano Leaves
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 large tomatoes, cut into cubes
  • 1 cucumber, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Rinse under cold water; drain well.
  2. Mix yogurt, mint, oregano, garlic powder and pepper together in large bowl with wire whisk until well blended.
  3. Add macaroni and remaining ingredients; toss to coat well.
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe makes 12 servings of Greek Pasta Salad.

Nutritional Information Per Serving of Greek Pasta Salad: About 155 Calories, Fat 7g, Protein 5g, Carbohydrates 18g, Cholesterol 9mg, Sodium 279mg, Fiber 2g


4. Mexican Pasta Salad

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes

  • 8 ounces rotini pasta
  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels or frozen yellow corn
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (15 ounce) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 pint grape cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 can (4 1/2 ounces) chopped mild green chilies, drained
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Add corn during last 3 minutes of cook time. Rinse under cold water; drain well.
  2. Mix mayonnaise, lime juice, chili powder, cumin and salt in large bowl with wire whisk until well blended.
  3. Add pasta and remaining ingredients; toss until well coated.
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe makes 10 servings of Greek Pasta Salad.

Nutritional Information Per Serving of Greek Pasta Salad: About 234 Calories, Fat 10g, Protein 6g, Carbohydrates 30g, Cholesterol 4mg, Sodium 390mg, Fiber 4g


5. Curried Deviled Eggs

Picture Curried Deviled Eggs

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Refrigerate: 1 hour

  • 12 hard-cooked eggs, peeled
  • 2/3 cup canola mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Curry Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Coarse Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Mediterranean Sea Salt
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced (green part only)
  1. Slice eggs in half lengthwise. Remove yolks; place in small bowl. Mash yolks with fork or potato masher.
  2. Stir in mayonnaise, lemon juice, curry powder, ground mustard, black pepper and salt until smooth and creamy.
  3. Spoon or pipe yolk mixture into egg halves.
  4. Sprinkle tops of eggs with green onions.
  5. Carefully cover and Refrigerate 1 hour or until ready to serve.

Makes 12 servings of Curried Deviled Eggs.

Nutritional Information Per Serving of Curried Deviled Eggs: About 163 Calories, Fat 15g, Protein 6g, Carbohydrates 1g, Cholesterol 216mg, Sodium 192mg, Fiber 0g

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