SOURCE: McCormick

June 20, 2011 04:00 ET

Bring World Flavor Home Tonight With McCormick

MISSION, KS--(Marketwire - Jun 20, 2011) - (Family Features) From international food trucks taking over city streets to kitchen drawers stuffed with ethnic takeout menus, Americans simply can't get enough global flavor. This hot trend is making its way into everyday cuisine as home cooks of all skill levels get excited to try something new in the kitchen.

"A delicious, internationally-inspired meal is as simple as pairing a few ingredients that are already found in your kitchen with unique flavors from around the world," said Mary Beth Harrington of the McCormick Kitchens. "For example, the Caribbean Grilled Steak brings the spirit of the islands home with the perfect combination of garlic, onion, cumin, oregano and red pepper."

To help make trying these and other new flavors easy, McCormick has just launched its second collection of Recipe Inspirations -- World Flavors. Each packet contains six pre-measured spices and herbs, along with a recipe card on the back that can be filed for future use. The new varieties make experiencing favorite dishes from exotic locales -- like Asia, Tuscany, and India -- simple and accessible.

With a few fresh, healthy ingredients, minimal prep and less than 30 minutes of cook time, world flavors are a snap to enjoy. Inspired to try more globetrotting favorites? Visit to find ideas and recipes.

Caribbean Grilled Steak
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Refrigerate: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Makes 6 servings.

2teaspoons McCormick Minced Garlic
1teaspoon McCormick Ground Cumin
1teaspoon McCormick Minced Onions
1teaspoon McCormick Oregano Leaves
1/2teaspoon McCormick Crushed Red Pepper (optional)
1teaspoon salt
1 1/2pounds flank steak or boneless beef sirloin steak
3tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/4cup fresh lime juice
1whole pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into bite-size chunks (about 3 cups)

Mix salt and all of the spices except red pepper in small bowl until well blended. Stir in red pepper to taste, if desired. Brush steak with 1 tablespoon oil. Rub with 2 tablespoons spice mixture. Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer for extra flavor.

Stir lime juice and remaining 2 tablespoons oil into remaining spice mixture. Thread pineapple chunks onto skewers.

Grill pineapple skewers over medium heat 5 to 10 minutes or until golden brown, turning occasionally and brushing with 1/2 of the juice mixture. Grill steak over medium-high heat 6 to 7 minutes per side or until desired doneness, brushing with remaining juice mixture. Slice and serve steak with pineapple skewers.

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