Stupid Question - anyone know how to grill?

@kwenge (2493)
Kenya
September 9, 2008 4:11am CST
I have never had a barbeque grill, it is recently that my hubby came home with a charcoal grill. Today we decided to try it out and it is taking forever to get hot enough to cook anything. Its like cooking meat on the low temp on the stove. Is it supposed to be like that or did we do something wrong? Personally I'm ready to put everything in the oven to finish cooking since I'm hungry! But anyone have any pointers for me?
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7 responses
• India
12 Sep 08
Hi Kwenge, Congrats on the new acquisition…so finally, you are going to be the ideal wife and rustle up delicacies for hubby dear I know darling, its about the ideal dream for most women and newly married couples are so childlike in their excitement towards newer experiments. Well, I don’t know how to grill and frankly speaking both charcoal and electricity are so bloo*dy expensive in India that inspite of wanting to buy an OTG for long, I am really thinking hard. But you have started well, its better to have all your gadgets in place before you start with the family. BTW…since I cant taste your grilled delicacies, be sure to post a pix of what you cook!
@kwenge (2493)
• Kenya
13 Sep 08
Grilled chicken - I love chicken and can eat it in any form..........even raw eheheheheheeeeeeeee
Hi sudipta, thanks for your compliments, yes i want to be an ideal wife......only that i cannot grill well. I wanted to surprise my hubby with a grilled chicken using the new gadget but I couldnt, so i waited till he came home and since he is an expert in that he made it somehow nicely. He thanked me for the efforts and will teach me how to do it. he grew up with grills and he can bake also. He is a pic for the outcome but its not me remember ! Dont be chocked with saliva~~~~ heheheheeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
@kwenge (2493)
• Kenya
13 Sep 08
Hi sudipta, thanks for your compliments, yes i want to be an ideal wife......only that i cannot grill well. I wanted to surprise my hubby with a grilled chicken using the new gadget but I couldnt, so i waited till he came home and since he is an expert in that he made it somehow nicely. He thanked me for the efforts and will teach me how to do it. he grew up with grills and he can bake also. He is a pic for the outcome but its not me remember !
• India
15 Sep 08
Boy oh boy…for the next holidays, I’m coming over to wherever you guys are (just don’t serve me raw chicken)
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
11 Sep 08
This definition of out door grilling came to my email today and I thought you might get a bang out of it since your wanting to know about grilling. DEFINITION OF OUTDOOR GRILLING When a man volunteers to do barbecue cooking, the following chain of events is put into motion: 1) The woman goes to the store. 2) The woman fixes the salad, vegetables, and dessert. 3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils, and takes it to the man, who is lounging beside the grill, drinking a cold beverage. 4) The man places the meat on the grill. 5) The woman goes inside to set the table and check the vegetables. 6) The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is burning. 7) The man takes the meat off the grill and hands it to the woman. 8) The woman prepares the plates and brings them to the table. 9) After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes. 10) The man asks the woman how she enjoyed "her night off." And, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there's just no pleasing some women.
@kwenge (2493)
• Kenya
12 Sep 08
heheheheeeeeeeeee lol. Am in tears right now. Thanks for the chuckle. Happy posting .
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
12 Sep 08
We all need a chuckle now and then. Glad I lightened your day.
9 Sep 08
HI! you have to prepare charcoal about 20 min before the time you want to begin cooking the meat or the vegetables. In this way the charcoal will be ready (it has to be red with no flames, flames spoil the meat and it's dangerous for health). Then put the meat and turn it every 3-4 minutes. Puncture it with a fork, if you don't see drop it's ready. If you don't like the blood and the pink meat leave it some minutes farther.
@kwenge (2493)
• Kenya
10 Sep 08
hey sestante, thanks alot for your response. I really did not know that the flames are dangerous to my health. In fact I thought that with full flames the food burns faster and is ready within a short time. Thanks for helping me.
@rakittera (803)
• Philippines
9 Sep 08
Hi! I'm from the Philippines and I think we Filipinos love to grill so much that we have so many dishes that require grilling. Not only that, we are experts when it comes to charcoal grilling. :-) Here are some tips: - Before you put anything on it, put a little amount of kerosene on the charcoal and set the charcoal on fire. - After a few minutes, fan the flames till they are gone and the coals are left to burn. - If you see that the coals have more amber, fan the coals some more. The bigger the orange part of the coal, the more ready they are for grilling. - Place the food on top of the grill. - Fan the coals every once in a while, especially when you see the amber dying out. You'll notice that the food cooks faster with these techniques. Hope this helps.
@kwenge (2493)
• Kenya
10 Sep 08
Thanks a bunch for your response. You have helped me a great deal. Am going to implement this and see how it will go. Happy posting. ):
@urbandekay (18312)
10 Sep 08
Here is the secret to successful grilling. 1. put sufficient charcoal on the grill 2. put lighter fluid on charcoal 3. light 4. Cook the food inside on you proper cooker 5. Put food on grill and pretend you have cooked it there all the best urban
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
10 Sep 08
We don't do it much anymore as we are in an apartment but make sure you get your coals going good. But what the cooking shows all say is - put your meat on the grill and don't move it until you turn it to do the other side. If you keep picking it up to see if it is done, you pull the edges of the meat off and leave that open for the juices to run out nad every time you pull the meat off to make an "opening" you just let more juices out. Makes for a dryer meat - chicken or beef. And they also say cook "slow and low" for moist and tender .
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
9 Sep 08
have patience, grill food is great & good for you. i think the secret is your coals. go out & start them & just leave them alone till they get ready then put your food on there. you'll get the hang of it.