Wednesday, June 16, 2010

WWDB: What would Dad barbecue?
If your Pops is usually behind the grilling apron, you may want to role play and fire up the grill, or the stove, for him on Father’s Day, which is this Sunday.
The folks who make Tabasco and Hunter Public Relations offer this hot tribute to dads on Father’s Day:
Spicy Barbecued Pork Loin
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion, finely diced
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon original Tabasco® brand pepper sauce
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1 (2-pound) boneless pork loin, about 6-inches long
Preheat oven 350 degrees.
Heat oil in small 2-quart saucepan over medium heat; add onion; cook about 5 minutes or until softened. Add ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, Tabasco sauce and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Set aside 1/2 cup sauce.
Rub outside of pork roast with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Place in roasting pan; top with sauce mixture to cover completely. Cover pan tightly with foil and cook 1 hour.
Meanwhile, preheat grill to medium. Place pork on grill; cook, covered 30 minutes, turning frequently, and brushing with reserved sauce until meat thermometer reaches 160 degrees.
Serves 8.
Serving Suggestion: Sautéed green beans and sliced red onion; toss with cooked, crumbled bacon.
Leftover Suggestion: Slice leftover pork; place on rye bread; top with deli sliced ham, sliced Swiss cheese, pickle slices, mustard and rye bread slice. Press in a pannini machine until sandwich is golden and cheese is melted.

My kind of roast
Even though it makes me sneeze, I keep flipping the sleek, black lids on the new McCormick Gourmet Collection roasted spices and whiffing Roasted Ground Ginger and Roasted Ground Cumin. Eggs, potatoes and onions have received their exotic flavorings in my kitchen. The company has also roasted cinnamon and coriander for our ease. Makers suggest:
• Add Distinct Depth: Give dimension to Southwestern, Indian, and Moroccan dishes with Roasted Ground Cumin – one of the featured spices in the McCormick® Flavor Forecast™ 2010. Enjoy its full, earthy notes in recipes like Roasted Cumin-Crusted Grilled Steaks with Tomato Relish.
• Enhance Sweetness: Similar to the taste of red-hot candies, roasting cinnamon brings out a pleasantly strong and sweet flavor in desserts like Banana, Cherry and Roasted Cinnamon Bread Pudding. Roasted Saigon Cinnamon is also a great addition to mole recipes, spice rubs and dishes that do not require cooking, such as fresh fruit and yogurt.
• Savor Warmth: Roasting ground ginger balances the spice’s sharp notes for a warmer, rounder flavor in recipes like Roasted Ginger Vegetable Stir-Fry. Highlighted in the on-trend flavor pairings in the McCormick® Flavor Forecast™ 2010, Roasted Ground Ginger is incredibly versatile, and brings a mellow sweet heat to barbecue sauces, chutneys and marinades.
• Awaken Aromatics: The spice’s light, lemony notes are deeply intensified in Roasted Ground Coriander. Great in Indian and Middle Eastern recipes, roasted coriander is a flavorful addition to dishes like Roasted Coriander, Chickpea and Lime Rice.
Visit for more information about McCormick Gourmet Collection, as well as more delicious usage ideas and recipes.

The tea is part of the cure
The tea lover gets a range of summer flavors and the medical community gets relief. Sip for the Cure helps Republic of Tea support the Susan G.Komen for the Cure’s breast cancer project. Awesome pink-lidded tins house trademark round tea bags filled with pink Lady Apple, Pink Lemonade, Pink Grapefruit,, Red Cherry White and Pomegranate Vanilla flavors that are delicate and refreshing. The aroma alone is uplifting, and the flowery labels look great on a shelf.
Call 1-877 GO KOMEN for details.

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