DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Pork Board (NPB) continues its summer mission to bring the unexpected flavor of pork to grills across America by crashing BBQ celebrations and encouraging grillers to up their game with lean, heart-healthy pork cuts. To bring sizzle to BBQs in Dallas, celebrity chef Tiffany Derry teamed up with the National Pork Board for its ongoing African American consumer campaign, "DJ Grill Crashers," surprising a lucky winner and 35 of her closet friends with the ultimate pork flavor takeover.
Dallas resident and grilling enthusiast Tiffny Jones won the ultimate cookout featuring chef Derry and included a host of prizes such as a new swanky BBQ grill, a $500 gift card from a local grocery retailer, all the fixings needed for an unforgettable pork cookout worth more than $4,000, plus, bragging rights among neighbors.
"As a Texas native, I love to grill and when the National Pork Board asked me to help them throw the ultimate cookout with pork for a lucky family in Dallas, I could not resist," said Chef Derry, TV personality and former Top Chef star. "With pork, I am able to create a variety of juicy, healthy and inspiring meals that are fun and easy to grill all summer long."
Derry is one of five celebrity chefs teaming up with the NPB for its African American consumer campaign, "DJ Grill Crashers," which includes a series of 'crashes' (or BBQ pork flavor takeovers) across the country aimed at making pork – including inspiring recipes and tips – the center of attention.
The campaign also aims to inspire African Americans to cook and enjoy pork in more creative and healthier ways. Other chefs crashing grills this summer include: Chef Joseph Paire, executive chef of Todd Grays Watershed (Washington D.C.); Todd Richards, executive chef of White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails (Atlanta) and Michael Bowling, owner of Hot Box "Next Level Street Food" (Charlotte). Together with radio personalities in their communities, they are crashing cookouts and delighting fans with lean and delicious pork chop recipes and soulful side dishes.
To watch the "DJ Grill Crashers" video featuring Chef Derry in Dallas, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pqz48bkRA2U
NEW AND HEALTHY RECIPES TO SPARK YOUR OWN PORK FLAVOR TAKEOVER:
These four new healthy pork chop recipes are perfect for any family gathering, and pack in sweet, spicy, savory flavors that are sure to please any crowd.
- Pina Colada Ribeye Bone-In Pork Chops – This soak-up-every-drop tropical sauce combined with tender Ribeye chops will bring you from the backyard to the beachside. This recipe is 180 calories and only has 7 grams of fat.
- Cider-Brined Porterhouse Pork Chops – Brushed with a maple syrup and hard apple cider glaze, these Porterhouse chops go perfect with sweet potato salad or fresh succotash. This recipe is 290 calories and only has 7 grams of fat.
- Saucy Salsa Ribeye Bone-In Pork Chops – These saucy Ribeye chops, inspired by colorful Caribbean flavors, will sizzle on your grill all summer long. This recipe is 200 calories and only has 8 grams of fat.
- Sugar & Spice New York Pork Chops – Loaded with sweet and peppery flavors, these New York boneless chops make everything nice. This recipe has 250 calories and only 7 grams of fat.
For best results, the NPB recommends cooking your pork chops to an internal temperature between 145°F and 160°F with a three minute rest. Use a digital thermometer to check doneness and to ensure juicy, tender chops.
To find more pork recipes that will have summer grilling tasting great, visit PorkBeinspired.com/GrillCrashers. Follow Pork Be inspired on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and share photos of backyard crashes featuring delicious pork recipes using #grillpork.
About Tiffany Derry
Tiffany Derry owns and creatively consults for Tiffany Derry Concepts (TDC), a company established to support Derry's business and culinary ventures, which include television shows and partnerships with some of the world's most recognized brands. Derry started in a new Spike TV series, "Hungry Investors" in Spring 2014. Alongside with "Bar Rescue's" Jon Taffer and Chef John Besh, the trio will seek out and help "diamond in the rough" failing restaurants meet their potential. Previously, she was executive chef at both Private|Social and Go Fish in Dallas, Texas. Derry competed on Top Chef Season 7 and Top Chef: All Stars Season 8. Derry is a graduate of the Art Institutes of America and serves as a national spokesperson for the Art Institute's Culinary Arts Program, and is a member of Les Dames d'Escoffier. She enjoys giving back to her community by participating in programs with the Dallas Independent School District and The North Texas Food Bank.
About the National Pork Board
The National Pork Board has responsibility for Checkoff-funded research, promotion and consumer information projects and for communicating with pork producers and the public. Through a legislative national Pork Checkoff, pork producers invest $0.40 for each $100 value of hogs sold. Importers of pork products contribute a like amount, based on a formula. The Pork Checkoff funds national and state programs in advertising, consumer information, retail and foodservice marketing, export market promotion, production improvement, technology, swine health, pork safety and environmental management. For information on Checkoff-funded programs, pork producers can call the Pork Checkoff Service Center at (800) 456-7675 or check the Internet at www.pork.org.
SOURCE National Pork Board