Pick Up Grilling Essentials Rick�s Picks

Classic Sours make their Central Market debut during Thrill of the Grill, and we’re offering them alongside other Rick’s Picks favorites such as Phat Beets (beets pickled in rosemary, ginger and lemon), Mean Beans (crispy beans pickled in cayenne and fresh dill) and Smokra (pickled okra spiked with smoked paprika). Although totally snackable on their own, if you need some ideas about what to do with these pickled goodies, just look to the Rick’s Picks recipe page for inspiration.

Pick Up Grilling Essentials Rick�s Picks

Classic Sours make their Central Market debut during Thrill of the Grill, and we’re offering them alongside other Rick’s Picks favorites such as Phat Beets (beets pickled in rosemary, ginger and lemon), Mean Beans (crispy beans pickled in cayenne and fresh dill) and Smokra (pickled okra spiked with smoked paprika). Although totally snackable on their own, if you need some ideas about what to do with these pickled goodies, just look to the Rick’s Picks recipe page for inspiration.

Your Secret Weapon to Grilling Success: Fennel Pollen

Translation: fennel pollen is a magical ingredient that can elevate your cooking—and grilling—from good to superstar quality.

Pollen Ranch Spices founder David Rebb Firman, who read that article by Knickerbocker, became the first to collect wild-crafted fennel pollen in the United States. He knew a thing or two about pollen collection—a trick he used to make crops more fruitful—and he knew just where to find wild fennel.

Pollen Ranch Spices fennel pollen is always fresh, pure and high-quality, because it’s picked at the height of bloom. And it’s extremely versatile. Use it as a dry rub on meats before roasting, sautéing or grilling, or sprinkle it on your favorite fish with a little olive oil. You can also use it in place of saffron to sass up your next pasta dish—or add fennel pollen to the dough itself, as Shaw did.

In addition to fennel pollen, Pollen Ranch Spices offers blends created by renowned Chef Bernard Guillas. Central Market carries three Chef Bernard Blends: Hog Heaven, for poultry and pork; M~Ocean, for fish and seafood; and Little Devil, for Creole or Cajun dishes. Each blend features carefully selected ingredients—some available only to chefs—that complement the inherent differences of the ingredients. Also noteworthy: Pollen Ranch Spices is the only producer of dill pollen. One sprinkle on a salmon fillet and you’ll toss your old dill weed and dill powder for good.