Grilling Flavor Forecast 2015
Ready. Set. Grill!
Explore the hottest trends set to deliver epic grilled flavors – from a reverse sear technique to banish dry chicken from the grates to beyond-basic burger toppings like grilled avocado, mango slaw and Sriracha mayonnaise.
1. Backyard Brunch
Bacon, eggs and bloody marys are even better outside. Gather 'round the grill for bolder brunch favorites with smoky flavor.
Cedar Plank Grilled Egg in Toast
Go bold by grilling a classic toad in the hole breakfast favorite on a cedar plank. Toasts filled with smoky flavored eggs and topped with melted Cheddar cheese is a fun dish great for weekend brunch.
Cinnamon Sugar Grilled Donuts
Hot Donuts off the grill? You bet! Serve this unique summertime dessert with fresh seasonal fruit and whipped cream.
Island Woodfire Shrimp with Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple
Capture the taste of the tropics with bacon-wrapped pineapple chunks and tangy marinated shrimp in these island-inspired skewers.
Candied Grilled Bacon
Sweet and savory candied bacon is the ultimate accompaniment to pancakes or French toast when you are entertaining for brunch.
Applewood Bacon & Eggs Breakfast Flatbread
Pizza for breakfast? This upscale breakfast pizza features a naan flatbread crust, candied bacon, spinach, Gruyere cheese and sunny-side up eggs.
Herbed Sausage and Bell Pepper Hash
For brunch or a quick dinner, prepare scrambled or fried eggs to serve over this flavorful hash.
2. Grilling Salts
Shake up classic salt & pepper by adding ingredients like smoked spices, citrus peel and even bacon to bring big texture and craveable flavor before and after grilling.
Mojito Lime Stripped Bass
Season grilled seafood, such as striped bass or shrimp, with Mojito Lime Grilling Salt to add the sweet, citrusy and minty taste of the popular cocktail.
Applewood Bacon Grilling Salt
Sprinkle this blend of Grill Mates® Applewood Rub, bacon and sea salt on grilled pork, chicken, beef, seafood and potatoes to add smoky flavor with a hint of sweetness. Also use to rim cocktail glasses for Bloody Marys.
Mojito Lime Grilling Salt
Enjoy the sweet, citrusy and minty taste of mojitos in this flavor-packed grilling salt. Sprinkle on grilled chicken, beef and seafood or use to rim cocktail glasses for mojitos, margaritas, daiquiris and more.
Smoky Garlic Grilling Salt
Add smoked paprika and black pepper to garlic salt for an all-purpose grilling salt that adds flavor and texture to everything from burgers, chicken and steak to corn-on-the-cob, vegetables and potatoes.
Bloody Mary with Applewood Bacon Grilling Salt
Rim beverage glasses for bloody marys in Applewood Bacon Grilling Salt to add smoky flavor with every sip.
3. Reverse Sear
Banish dry chicken from the grates. Start with low heat for evenly-cooked, juicy meat, then turn up the flames for a quick, crispy char.
Sweet Soy Bourbon Chicken
Kick up your cookout menu with this bold brown sugar-, bourbon- and soy sauce-infused grilled chicken. Use the reverse sear method to guarantee juicy and perfectly charred chicken every time. Serve with grilled green onions.
Carolina Mustard BBQ Chicken
Grilling over low heat then quick-searing ensures perfectly cooked chicken that’s juicy on the inside and crisp on the outside. Brush the chicken with a tangy Carolina-style barbecue sauce that features yellow mustard, cider vinegar and Grill Mates® Applewood Rub.
4. Smokin' Veggie Starters
Upgrade basic veggies and dip with bright colors and irresistible flavors to get the party started.
Grilled Vegetable Antipasto Bruschetta
Three crowd-pleasing appetizers – hummus, antipasto and bruschetta – combine in this starter that's sure to liven up your cookout.
Grilled Ciabatta with Spicy Broccoli Rabe & Fennel
Pair broccoli rabe with fresh fennel, creamy ricotta and shaved Parmesan to make this attractive starter. The vegetables are grilled to increase their umami notes and intensify the savory flavor.
OLD BAY Grilled Corn Pico de Gallo
Grilled corn, jalapeño pepper and the great taste of OLD BAY perk up the flavor of pico de gallo in this colorful DIY-bruschetta.
5. Boss Burgers
It’s all about the build. Add flavors like brown sugar bourbon or shawarma to meat, then build with unique toppers and condiments like grilled avocado, mango slaw or lime mayo to create the ultimate burger.
Southwestern Smoky Ranchero Burger with Grilled Avocado
For a burger with smoky Southwestern flavor, season ground beef with Grill Mates® Smoky Ranchero Marinade. Top the burger with a dollop of tangy lime mayo and a grilled avocado half that holds diced tomato and Mexican Cotija cheese.
Vietnamese Banh Mi Burger with Sriracha Mayo
Inspired by the Vietnamese banh mi sandwich, this burger features a ginger and garlic seasoned grilled patty, crisp Asian slaw, spicy Sriracha mayonnaise and fresh cilantro and mint to cool the heat.