Virtually almost every meat, sausage, fish and vegetable would taste good on the grill granting that you know the right way of cooking it and other things concerning it. The most popular items would of course be steaks and other large cuts of meat on the grill, so popular that an outdoor grill session with the family is never complete without some slices of meat or a rack of ribs. These items, because of what they are can be called as the classics.
These are best direct grilled, smoked or seared depending on what you want to produce. For better taste, you can also coat them with barbecue sauce of which would come in so many options. If you are used to the typical tomato based barbecue sauce, you have to unwind and get to know a lot more options that would taste equally as good. For barbecues nowadays, sauces can be made out of apples, strawberries, honey, mustard and virtually anything that goes well with grilled food.
Another favorite item to be grilled is poultry, whatever type it is. Chicken is great and is also a classic when barbecued in great sauce. Grilling is in fact one of the best and most popular ways to cook chicken. As for turkey and duck, they can also be grilled directly as chicken is however, smoking them with seasoned wood chips could give you a very unique and pleasant flavor.
Grilling poultry on the grill does not only make it taste better but also is a healthier way to cook it as long as you do it right and by that, you should not have poultry overcooked or until the surface starts cracking. To check if it is cooked well, prick one side of it using a fork and see if juices come out. You will be able to see if it is cooked well from there on.
Because of the wonderful tastes you can produce with it on the grill, seafood has become a lot more popular on the grill. The most popular of these being fish whether it is fillet, whole, firm or tender fish. You can either cook these up in your grill seasoned or unseasoned since it naturally has a pleasant taste, although you can add some lemon, herbs and other seasoning with it in a fish grill basket to have the flavors seep deep into the fish and making it taste good.
While fish is popular, other seafood such as shells, squid, octopus and other seafood are also great on the grill. These go well especially if you also serve fish along with them. The ideal way of cooking shells is put them on top of the grill until they open up. As for squid and octopus, make sure they are not overcooked as they can get tough or too chewy. Cooking them right on the other side would have a unique texture and a very great juicy taste.
To compliment all the different meats you will be having on the grill, it would be a great idea to have some veggies along with them. Vegetables such as peppers, zucchini, asparagus and large tomatoes would taste excellent on the grill when marinated with oil, vinegar of your choice and some spices. Grilling them is a different approach to them since they would taste much different from other ways of preparing them.
A healthy mix of veggies and meats on your outdoor grill, your days of grilling are sure to be better.