Giving thanks with flavor
(Family Features) As the holidays draw near, we all look forward to delicious food and creating memories with family and friends. It’s also a time to give back to those in need.
Giving back has been an integral part of McCormick’s 125th anniversary program, Flavor of Together, which draws to a close this holiday season. People around the world shared stories about flavor. For every story shared – from recipes to memories of family gatherings – McCormick donated $1 to United Way Worldwide to help feed those in need, culminating in a $1.25 million donation.
“Many stories we received throughout the year were about holiday moments because food plays such an important role in what brings people together,” said Chef Kevan Vetter of the McCormick Kitchens. “To celebrate, we’re sharing two holiday recipes we created this year: mini apple pies and corn bread and sausage stuffing, to help families create new memories and traditions while enjoying the flavors they’ve always loved.”
Easy Mini Apple Pies with Vanilla Whipped Cream
Mini Apple Pies:
1 package (14.1 ounces) refrigerated pie crusts (2 crusts)
3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and coarsely chopped
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons flour
2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Cinnamon
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
2 tablespoons cut up cold butter
1 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Vanilla Whipped Cream:
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
Preheat oven to 425°F.
For the Mini Apple Pies, unroll crusts on lightly floured surface. Using 3 1/2-inch round cutter, cut out 6 rounds from each crust. Re-roll scraps as necessary. Press dough rounds into muffin pan sprayed with no stick cooking spray. Set aside.
Toss apples, brown sugar, flour, vanilla and cinnamon in large bowl. Divide evenly among crusts.
For the Topping, mix brown sugar, flour, butter and cinnamon in medium bowl until crumbly. Stir in walnuts. Sprinkle evenly over apple filling.
Bake 14 to 18 minutes or until topping is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
Meanwhile, for the Vanilla Whipped Cream, beat cream, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla in medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Serve Mini Apple Pies with Vanilla Whipped Cream.
Corn Bread and Sausage Stuffing
Servings: 12 (1-cup each)
6 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 teaspoons McCormick® Poultry Seasoning
1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Thyme Leaves
1 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder
10 cups coarsely crumbled corn bread
1/2 pound cooked and crumbled sausage
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) chicken broth or 1 3/4 cups Kitchen Basics® Original
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Melt butter in large skillet on medium heat. Add celery, onion and bell pepper; cook and stir 5 minutes. Stir in poultry seasoning, thyme and garlic powder.
Mix corn bread, vegetable mixture and sausage in large bowl. Add broth; toss gently until well mixed. Spoon into lightly greased 13-by-9-inch baking dish.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through and lightly browned.
Source: McCormick & Company, Inc.
Spicy Idea for Holiday Dinner
Spicy Idea for Holiday Dinner
Celebrate classic flavors with pork
(Family Features) The holiday season tends to overflow with traditions – recipes passed down through generations, annual family gatherings, tree trimming parties and gift exchanges, to name a few.
But it’s also a time filled with opportunities for the traditional to meet the modern as Thanksgiving becomes “Friendsgiving” and Christmas includes potlucks and parties with friends, coworkers and family from near and far, from a variety of backgrounds – and with all different kinds of tastes.
So how can you put a modern spin on your holiday menu? It’s simple: add bold, exciting flavor to your home-cooked holiday favorites using a versatile ingredient like juicy, tender pork.
Start with the traditional – tart, sweet cranberries and pork tenderloin – and add a twist, like jalapenos, to create robust, complex flavor. With seven total ingredients and less than an hour of total cook time, Spicy Cranberry Pork Tenderloin is a celebration-worthy meal that will delight your taste buds and your guests with the perfect combination of classic meets new inspiration.
For a garnish, sprinkle freshly chopped sage on top of the finished product. Serve the pork and spicy cranberry sauce with roasted sweet potatoes, skinned and mashed with butter and honey.
Spicy Cranberry Pork Tenderloin
2 pork tenderloins, about 1 pound each
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 (12-ounce) bag fresh cranberries
2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
Preheat oven to 400°F. Finely grate zest from limes. Juice limes (about 4 tablespoons). In small bowl, mix half lime zest (about 2 tablespoons) with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Brush tenderloins with oil.
Place tenderloins in nonstick roasting pan, fat side up. Roast, flipping them over after 8 minutes. Add lime zest mixture to top, and continue roasting until digital meat thermometer reads between 145°F. (medium rare) and 160°F. (medium), about 35-40 minutes.
Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, mix 1 cup water with cranberries, brown sugar, jalapeno and remaining lime zest and juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until berries have burst and juices thickened, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
Transfer pork to carving board and let stand for 3-5 minutes. Meanwhile, in roasting pan, bring cranberry sauce to a boil over medium heat, scraping up any browned bits in pan with wooden spoon. Carve pork and serve with sauce.
Source: National Pork Board
Spice Up the Holiday Season
New twists on comforting classics
(Family Features) Whether you’re preparing for a big gathering or hosting a small dinner with loved ones, make any get-together a special occasion with a twist on delicious, seasonal classics.
Impress your guests with a Hot & Spicy Mulled Cider and a Sweet & Smoky Roast Chicken that will fill your home with enticing aromas and joyful memories.
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- Prepare some items a day or two in advance, or prep vegetables the day before to help save time the day of the big party.
- Brine the chicken the night before to help loosen muscle fibers, allowing the chicken to retain moisture when roasting the next day.
- Ladle hot mulled cider into warm cups or mugs, and place extra bourbon and Tabasco Sauce on the side for guests who enjoy an added kick.
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For more delicious recipes for your holiday menu, visit www.tabasco.com.
Created by Chef Jonathon Sawyer
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
1 gallon fresh apple cider
1 stick cinnamon
2 star anise
3 allspice berries
1⁄2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
2 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 cups bourbon
3/4 cup applejack
1 cup honey liqueur
5 dashes apple bitters
2 tablespoons Tabasco Original Red Sauce, or more to taste
Orange twist, for garnish
Apple, sliced, for garnish
In stainless steel pot, combine cider with cinnamon, anise, cloves, allspice berries, almonds and honey. Simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat; add bourbon, applejack, liqueur, bitters and Tabasco Sauce.
Store in refrigerator until ready to be enjoyed. Once ready, gently warm cider cocktail.
Garnish with orange twist, sliced raw apple, almonds and dash of Tabasco Sauce.
Created by Chef Matt Gordon
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 75 minutes
1/3 cup kosher salt
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 sprigs fresh thyme
8 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon peppercorns
1 lemon, sliced
1 whole chicken (2.5-4 pounds), rinsed
3 quarts cold water
Freshly cracked pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil, (canola, grapeseed or corn oil)
1 jalapeno, de-seeded and minced
1 red bell pepper, de-seeded and diced into small cubes
2 sticks celery, diced into small cubes
1/2 teaspoon ground star anise or ground fennel
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
2 inch stick lemongrass, bruised with back of knife or rolling pin
1 cup apple cider vinegar
2 cups orange juice
1/2 cup brown sugar
5 tablespoons Tabasco Chipotle Sauce, divided
1 tablespoon cornstarch or arrowroot
1 tablespoon water
4 tablespoons butter
For brine, bring four cups water to a boil. Remove from heat and add salt, sugars, thyme, garlic, peppercorns and lemon.
In bowl large enough to fully submerge chicken, combine cold water with warm, seasoned water mixture. Add chicken and soak, covered and refrigerated, 12-16 hours.
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Remove chicken from brine and pat dry. Rub with olive oil and sprinkle with pepper.
Bake chicken in casserole dish or deep pan, breast side up, for 45 minutes, or until golden brown.
Meanwhile, prepare sauce.
Heat oil in small saucepan over medium heat and add jalapeno, bell pepper, celery, anise, paprika and lemongrass, stirring every 30 seconds until spices are aromatic and vegetables are soft, about 3 minutes.
Add vinegar and bring to a boil. Reduce by half, about 3-4 minutes.
Add orange juice, sugar and 4 tablespoons Tabasco Sauce. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
In separate bowl, combine cornstarch and water. Add to sauce and let simmer for 1 minute. Turn off heat and stir butter into sauce until melted. Add remaining Tabasco Sauce.
Reduce oven heat to 300°F and bake for 10 minutes. Glaze with sauce liberally; return to oven and bake until internal temperature – taken at deepest part of thigh area – reaches 165°F, about 20 minutes. Let rest 20 minutes before serving.
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