What Should I Look For In All The Outdoor Grills Available?

Summer cannot the only time to enjoy the fruits of the outdoor grills. They can be associated with all sorts of events from parties to weddings, from get together’s to wakes. They are events that can bring people together for whatever reason. There are grills for every occasion, but not every location is suitable for an outdoor grill, but there are various ways to get around this and deciding the right grill can become a headache if you are not aware of the choices available. For outdoor grills, one of the first considerations to look at is the quality of the construction. It has to be built to last, yes there are covers to protect them from the elements when not in use, but even under a cap if they’re flimsy and of light gauge metal you’d be lucky to see a couple of seasons out of them. Next thing to consider is what should you grill, later on, the fuel.

1. Gas Grill: Do you have the luxury of gas in a bottle or hooked up to natural gas? Just turn the knob and light the burners, quick to pre-heat and less smoke. Gives a tremendous, even heat and easy for temperature control. If you’re using a bottle just remember to check the gauge because running out halfway through the cooking process will be a hassle.

2. Charcoal Grill: Though some people (mostly men) tend to ‘tend to the fire’, it appeals to them and gives them a primal power to cook for the tribe. With a fire built properly, either evenly or layered to have controlled temperatures, the charcoal grill will give you a more intense smoked flavour through the meat etc. This experience will come with time and practice but once mastered you’ll never look back. Get the taste of charcoal and next you could be competing at the BBQ Cook-Offs. Charcoal may be a bit messier in regards to the ash removal etc. after the grill, but that is just part of it.

3. Electric Grill: If your location does not allow you to have gas or charcoal, electric grills are the way to go. Though it may not seem the same, electronic grills today will give you as much as the same experience with less of the hassle. All you need is an electrical outlet and some exotic marinades!

Do you want it to be portable, on a trolley?, or it can be built-in or you can even have a small tabletop (these would be either gas or electric). There are plenty of choices available for your every need and desire.

Making a Grilled Lamb Chops Dinner

A perfect dinner wraps up a perfect day, gives you good night sleep and prepares you for a fruitful day the next morning. Ever wondered what should I grill for dinner? Here is a perfect example of a grilled dinner meal.

Grilled Lamb Chops

This is another type of a red meat from a young sheep in its first year, so it cannot be too hard, but soft and tender, with high quality protein. The lamb meat, enough to serve 6 people, should be prepared for a total of 1 hour and 30 minutes.


Ingredients needed for this dish to be perfectly cooked are 2 large, crushed garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary leaves, 1 teaspoon of thyme leaves and a pinch of cayenne pepper. You will also need coarse salt, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 6 lamb chops that are 75% of an inch thick. This is only for serving 6 people.

Grilling instructions

Get a food processor that is fitted with a metal blade and add in garlic, rosemary, thyme, cayenne and salt. Pulse these until they are perfectly combined. Pour in olive oil and mix into a paste. After completing the paste, apply it to both sides of the lamb meat, put it in a refrigerator and let it marinate for an hour minimum. Once this is done, you can remove the meat from the refrigerator and allow it about 20 minutes to come to room temperature. Once this is done, you can heat the grilling pan over high heat then add the chops and only flip them over after 2 minutes. Cook them for another 3 minutes for a medium to rare or 3 and half minutes for medium.

Serving the dinner

This dish can be served with any of your favorite salads, I would not recommend coleslaw in this case, but rather a garden salad, to give that extra vegetable taste to the dish. The perfect meal can be capped by a glass of wine, if you can get red wine the better!