FlavourForecast2016

Heat + Tang

Peruvian Chicken with Chilli Sauces
Heat + Tang Ingredients Spicy finds a welcome contrast with tangy accents—lime, rice vinegar, yuzu, tamarind, Meyer lemon, cranberry, kumquats and ponzu—to elevate the eating experience.
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Heat + Tang Ingredients

Peruvian Chicken with Chilli Sauces

Peruvian spit-roasted chicken, or Pollo a la Brasa, is an iconic South American dish, and this BBQed version delivers flavorful, tender and juicy chicken everytime. The two accompanying sauces — featuring ají amarillo and ají rocoto Chillies — offer hot and tangy counterpoints.

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Tropical Asian

Banana Ketchup
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Adventurous palates seek flavours from new regions. Two spots in Southeast Asia—Malaysia and the Philippines—offer distinctive ingredients and signature recipes for vibrant fare.


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Philippines

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Pinoy Pork BBQ with Green Mango Slaw

Pinoy Pork is a popular Filipino street food of BBQed pork skewers marinated in banana ketchup and spices. A sweet, sour and slightly spicy slaw made with unripe mangoes provides a crunchy and cooling contrast to the vibrant, distinctive flavour of the pork.

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Malaysia

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Banana Ketchup

Banana ketchup is a popular Filipino condiment made from mashed bananas, sugar, vinegar and spices. Use with fried rice and noodles, eggs, hot dogs, burgers, fries, fish, pork and chicken.

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Alternative "Pulse" Proteins

Borlotti Bean Sage and Risoni Soup

Alternative "Pulse" Proteins

Packed with protein and nutrients, pulses such as dried peas, beans and lentils are elevated when paired with delicious ingredients.

Pigeon Peas

Pigeon Peas

(called Toor Dal when split)

Traditionally paired with cumin and coconut

Lenitl

Black Beluga Lentils

 

Uniquely accented with peach and mustard

Cranberry Beans

Cranberry Beans

(also called Borlotti)

Perfectly enhanced with sage and Albariño wine

Cranberry Bean Sage and Orzo Soup

This rustic, satisfying Mediterranean style soup gains texture and protein from creamy cranberry beans, making it a hearty one-pot meal. The soup’s rich flavour starts with a sofrito base, then builds with sage and Albariño wine, a fruity and intensely aromatic Spanish varietal.

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Blends with Benefits

Nicoise Salad

Blends with Benefits

Flavourful herbs and spices add everyday versatility to good-for-you ingredients like matcha and chia.
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Matcha Green Tea

Ginger and citrus balance the slightly bitter notes of matcha

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Flaxseed

Mediterranean herbs invite flax to savory dishes

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Chia Seed

Chia becomes zesty when combined with citrus, chile and garlic

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Turmeric

Discover sweet possibilities when turmeric is blended with cocoa, cinnamon and nutmeg

Nicoise Salad

This new take on the classic Niçoise salad features poached egg and lightly seared tuna crusted with a zesty blend of chia seeds, lime, Chilli and garlic. Combine with new potatoes, green beans and olives then dressed with a Dijon Chia blend vinaigrette to make a hearty salad that’s a complete meal.

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Ancestral Flavours

Corn Fritters with Bacon Thyme Dipping Sauce

Ancestral Flavours

Modern dishes reconnect with native ingredients to celebrate food that tastes real, pure and satisfying.
Ancient Herbs

Ancient Herbs

Rediscover thyme, peppermint, parsley, lavender and rosemary

Amaranth

Amaranth

An ancient grain of the Aztecs with a nutty, earthy flavour

Mezcal

Mezcal

Smoky Mexican liquor made from the agave plant

Corn Fritters with Bacon Thyme Dipping Sauce

A modern take on hush puppies, these fritters get their rich flavour from whole kernels of corn and savoury thyme. Pair with a dipping sauce of bacon, thyme, hot chilli jelly and cider vinegar.

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Culinary-Infused Sips

Three classic culinary techniques provide new tastes and inspiration in the creation of the latest libations.

Roasted
Distinctive browned flavour adds richness
Pickled
Combines tart with spice for zesty results
Brulee
Caramelized sugar note provides depth

Roasted Peanut Old Fashioned

In this toasty twist on an Old Fashioned, bourbon is infused with the flavours of vanilla and roasted peanuts. Combined with refreshing citrus and rimmed with candied peanuts, this cocktail is a deliciously unexpected libation.

Pickled Watermelon Shrub Cocktail

Shrubs, or fruit-and-vinegar syrups, are a great way to add acidity and complexity to balance the sweetness of cocktails and alcohol-free beverages. This refreshing libation features tart pickled watermelon shrub, sweet melon liqueur and fizzy club soda.

Peach and Vanilla Brulee Cocktail

In this modern cocktail, fresh peaches meet caramelized and creamy flavours for the perfect layered sip. Brûléeing – or burning – the vanilla syrup and peach slices brings this classic dessert technique to beverages.

McCormick Flavour Forecast 2016

Flavour Forecast identifies the top trends and flavours for the year ahead. For 2016 there's a focus on untapped pulse proteins and discovering new tropical Asian flavours as well as versatile spice blends with good-for-you ingredients and experiencing spicy with tangy. We invite you to explore the tastes of tomorrow today.

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