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Your Father’s Day Feast

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Hooray for dads! The king-of-the-grill teaches us so much. This June 16th, Dad deserves to kick back while you take charge of the grill. Spice World Ready-to-Use products are perfect for cooking out and adding bold flavor to your meals and marinades. Treat your special dad, granddad, stepdad, or bonus dad to a Father’s Day menu fit for a king.

Level up your skills at the grill with these essential grilling hacks:

Customize your char: Prefer burgers with more of a char? Cook them near the center of the grill while the flame is high. For less char, wait until the flame dies down, or use the outside of the grill.

Ice is nice: Give your burgers a juicy finish by placing an ice cube inside of each patty. Form the patty around the ice cube just before grilling, and then flatten the patty and grill.

A perfect tin: Consolidate what you carry by serving condiments from a muffin tin. Squeeze, pour, or scoop ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce, Spice World Ready-to-Use Chopped Easy Onion, and Dad’s other favorite burger toppings into one convenient serving tray: This ensures everyone gets the condiments they want without having to go searching or asking for them.

Clean the grill with an onion: Once your grill is hot, chop an onion in half and skewer the uncut portion with a fork. Then, use the onion to scrub the baked-on grease and grime off your grill.

Turn your house into a steakhouse

Turn your house into a steakhouse with Dad’s favorite cut of steak and this Garlic and Herb Steak Marinade. Prepare the marinade ahead of time and enjoy some quality time with Dad while the steaks marinate.

Garlic and Herb Steak Marinade


  • ¼ cup parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp thyme, chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp Spice World Ready-to-Use Minced Garlic
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 3 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • Black pepper, to taste


  • Combine parsley, thyme, Spice World Ready-to-Use Minced Garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, soy sauce, Italian seasoning, and black pepper in a medium jar or bowl.
  • Pour marinade in a bowl covered with plastic wrap or in a resealable plastic bag, then add steak and coat thoroughly. Refrigerate and allow steak to rest in the marinade for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours before cooking. Discard the remaining marinade.
  • Sear steaks in a cast iron skillet or on a grill until your desired doneness.

Expert tips for cooking steak:

Make sure the steak comes to room temperature. This will take about 20-30 minutes and allows the steak to cook evenly on the inside and outside.

Cook the steak on its sides if it’s a thick piece. This helps to render the white fat that can be on the edge of some steak cuts and sears the edges for more flavor.

Make sure that the oil is hot before adding the steaks to the skillet. It should be shimmering when you add them in. If the oil is not hot enough, the steaks won’t sear properly.

Allow the steaks to rest after cooking. Remove them from the skillet and loosely cover them with foil for at least 5 minutes. This will allow the fats to redistribute so that you have an extra juicy steak.

What temperature should the steaks be when cooked?

For the best results, use an instant read thermometer to check when your steaks are cooked to your liking. As the steaks rest, they will continue to rise in temperature.

Medium rare: Take the steaks out when they hit 130F to rise to 135F.

Medium well: Take the steaks out when they hit 145F to rise to 150F.

Well done: Take the steaks out when they hit 155F to rise to 160F.

Is Dad more of a burger guy?

These mouthwatering Garlic Bacon Cheeseburgers will make him feel like a VIP.

Garlic Bacon Cheeseburgers


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves of Spice World fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Montreal steak seasoning
  • 2 strips bacon, cooked and diced
  • 4 slices of Gouda (or Dad’s favorite cheese)
  • 4 hamburger buns

Burger sauce:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp relish
  • 1 Tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 tsp paprika


  • Preheat griddle to medium heat (350-500 degrees).
  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine the ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, Spice World fresh garlic, diced precooked bacon, and Montreal Steak seasoning.
  • Form four quarter pound beef patties, making a dimple in the middle of each one.
  • Place on grill or griddle and cook for five minutes. Flip over and cook for up to five minutes more or until desired doneness. Add a slice of Gouda to each burger patty two minutes before removing from grill.
  • Toast the buns face down on the same heat surface for 30 seconds.
  • Make burger sauce by combining mayonnaise, ketchup, BBQ sauce, relish, and paprika in a small bowl. Stir until well mixed.
  • To assemble: Spread burger sauce on inside of toasted buns. Place arugula on bottom bun, place a burger patty on top, then top with top half of bun. Serve.

Round out your Father’s Day feast with these hearty side dishes:

Say cheese! With its corkscrew shape, Cavatappi pasta gives an elegant upgrade to classic macaroni and cheese. This recipe is prepared stovetop and comes together in minutes.

Macaroni and Cheese


  • 2 lbs. of Cavatappi pasta
  • 2 lbs. of shredded cheese blend (sharp cheddar, parmesan, and mozzarella)
  • 2 quarts of heavy cream
  • 1 quart of half and half
  • ½ jar of Spice World Ready-to-Use Chopped Easy Onion
  • ¼ tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp of salt
  • ½ tsp of pepper


  • Cook pasta according to package directions, then set aside.
  • Add all liquid ingredients and the Spice World Ready-to-Use Easy Onion to one pot and cook for 10 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add the blended cheeses in small portions. Keep mixing until it’s incorporated into a thick sauce.
  • Add the cooked pasta back in and mix.
  • Sprinkle with your favorite crispy topping and enjoy!

Don’t forget the vegetables!

Lightly charred and flavorful, these colorful grilled veggies showcase summer’s best produce. Serve them with bright pesto sauce, perfect for dipping or drizzling.

Create a signature drink named after Dad:

Try this Whiskey Ginger made with whiskey, ginger syrup, club soda, ice, and fresh slices of lemon or lime.  Save time peeling ginger by using Spice World Ready-to-Use Minced Ginger or Spice World Squeezable Ginger.


With a little planning and a lot of love, it’s easy to make this Father’s Day one to remember. Discover more tips and tricks to add flavor to your celebrations by visiting Spice World Inc.

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Spice World Ready-to-use Chopped Easy Onion

Garlic and Herb Steak Marinade

Spice World Ready-to-Use Minced Garlic

Spice World fresh garlic

classic macaroni and cheese

Spice World Ready-to-Use Minced Ginger

Spice World Squeezable Ginger

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Garlic Bacon Cheeseburgers

grilled veggies


Whiskey Ginger

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