Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Smoky Mountain Wings and a Giveaway!!!

I am so pumped to share with you my partnership with McCormick Grill Mates and have joined the “Grillerhood”!  You know how much I love to grill year around soooooo I’m going to share with you my adventures trying and enjoying some of McCormick Grill Mates seasonings.  Stop by and visit the Grillerhood.  You'll find it's a great online community whether you're a seasoned grill master or just starting out and learning.  You can pick up grilling tips, ask questions or just meet up with others who share a passion for grilling.  I was really wow-ed by how many people love to grill and how helpful the community is.


This was my first weapon of choice but instead of using it as a marinade, I decided to try it as a brine instead.

Whisk together the contents of the envelope into 2 cups of water.

Place the chicken drummettes in a re-sealable plastic bag and pour the brine over the chicken.

Seal the plastic bag and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

When you're ready to grill, pat the drummettes dry with paper towels.  I'm not going to lie, these babies were smelling so good already!

While I was standing around busy blogging and waiting for the chicken to brine I started checking out this, McCormick Grill Mates, Steakhouse Onion Burger with Garlic seasoning.  It was love at first whiff!

I just had to season the drummettes with the Steakhouse Onion Burger with Garlic seasoning! 

Neighbors began to appear out of nowhere!  No basting required.  The brine kept the drummettes super-moist, even over direct heat.  Layering this McCormick Grill Mates flavor combination really made for some seriously robust drummettes.

Hey!  Leave some for me!  Guess what?  No one asked for or needed any kind of dipping sauce.

Disclosure - I have been compensated by McCormick in all relevant communication mediums, including without limitations on Facebook, Twitter, any blog posts.

But wait, don't leave yet!  Raise your hand if you want to try out the amazing flavors of McCormick Grill Mates.

  1. Check out this way cook tailgating pack.  You get this Grill Mates apron McCormick Grill Mates, Seasonings, rubs grill tools, a recipe book, grill mitt and chef's hat.

The Grill Mates grilling apron and tools, fold up into this handy carrying pouch so you can take it with you anywhere.

All you have to do to enter is either leave a comment on your favorite McCormick Grill Mates seasoning or you can tweet about the giveaway and use the hashtag #Grillmateson.

Random drawing will be Friday, June 8th at 10:00 EST.

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April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

I love the Montreal seasoning!!

madeline said...

I like their Montreal and Lemon Pepper seasoning!

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

Good luck with the giveaway... hope you get lots of attention... but when picking a winner, just imagine how good lookin I would be in that grillin hat

And sign me up for prefering to give McCormick® Grill Mates® Slow & Low Smokin' Texas BBQ Rub a try!


Big Dude said...

That apron doesn't have a pocket for margarita's (yet) but I need it. Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning is our go to spice for steak.

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Debbie said...

I enjoy the lemon pepper seasoning. It works so great on chicken.....love this post Katherine!

Unknown said...

We've been using the Montreal steak seasoning for years! We have it in the grinder bottle, so it's always fresh.

donnag said...

McCormick Grill Mates Spicy Montreal Steak is my all time favorite!

Chris said...

Hey, nice idea by combining the two Grill Mates. I bet they were tasty.