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.

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

    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

    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 Griling Salt

    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

    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.

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

    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

    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.