Grilled Cabbage Steaks with Bacon & Blue Cheese
Slideshow: Take a look at some grill trends for the summer.

HUNT VALLEY, Md. – Smoke, spice and everything nice are what’s on the grate for grilling season this year, McCormick said in its Flavor Forecast 2016: Grilling Edition.

Bold Brazilian-inspired sauces, burger rubs and Japanese marinades are among the trends for the grill.

“The summer of 2016 will be all about incorporating smoky, spicy, tangy flavors in new ways we’ve never seen before,” McCormick Executive Chef Kevan Vetter said. “For instance, cabbage goes way beyond coleslaw — flavor thick-cut cabbage steaks with a smoky sweet marinade, grill then top with bacon and blue cheese for the ultimate grilled side.”

The McCormick Flavor Forecast 2016: Grilling Edition explores the latest trends and flavors on barbecue grills across North America.