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Life’s Better Barbecuing

Outdoor Concepts’ professional approach to outdoor barbecuing, grilling and heating appliances has attracted a wide following in the Southern Lakes.

The Remarkables Park store specialises in high quality international brands from Europe and the US that provide the best outdoor experiences for residential and commercial properties.

“Cooking in the outdoors is all about lifestyle and if you are passionate about barbecuing then you’re going to want the correct appliances to be able to do it all year round,” says Outdoor Concepts store manager Glenn Stalhut.

“Many of our clients choose to have two or three barbecue options at home such as a Beefeater for quick grilling, the Kamado Joe Classic for the enthusiastand the Webber Kettle for cooking with charcoal. It’s about choosing premium barbeques and grills that will cook a wide range of foods, meat and seafood exceptionally well, ensuring professional results.”

Everything instore at Outdoor Concepts has been designed to reinforce a smartoutdoor environment.

“Barbecuing is about friendship, food, wine and creating a beautiful outdoor lifestyle space to complement your home. Cooking and eating outdoors makes food taste infinitely better and so our products are carefully chosen to create those sensory experiences,” he says.

“We are a specialist Weber dealer which means we have their very highest tier of premium Weberproducts, along with Fisher and Paykel’s luxury DCS Outdoor Grill range and others such as the versatileTraeger, Ooni pizza ovens, OFYR fire pits, Jetmaster outdoor built in fire places.”

The dynamic range of premiumbarbecues and grills provides a high level of performance and functionality and Glenn says this is supported by an extensiverange of outdoor accessories.

“We have everything here from charcoals, wood pellets and chips, griddle plates,side shelfs, mobile trolleys, fire pit seating tocreate a luxury al fresco experience at your home.”

Heating Your Home

Creating a warm and inviting space to enjoy outdoor areas all year round requires adequate heating options. Outdoor Concepts are the local specialists for a wide range of optimal heating options by Infratech.

“Radiant energy is the most practical way to add warmth to any outdoor space like decks, courtyards and enclosed terraces and that’s why we stock the Infratech range of heating appliances,” says store manager Glenn Stalhut. “It is not affected by wind and heats all objects within a space.”

“They are the world’s most efficient outdoor heaters delivering comfort and ambience to outdoor areas while adding value to your home. We have fitted them in many homes and commercial spaces, like Fergburgerin Queenstown, because they are so efficient in very cold climates. People should call in and chat to us about the best options.”

Food Talk

Barbecuing is one of the simplest ways to create delicious flavoursome food in a short time.

Outdoor Concepts store manager Glenn Stalhut is a passionate foodie who loves nothing better than cooking barbecue food that packs a punch of flavour.

“We are always sharing recipes instore with customers and encouraging them to think outside the square when it comes to cooking outdoors. My all-time favourite recipe that is simple to make is Sausage & Pepper Heroes.”

Sausage & Pepper Heroes

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

4 peppers seeded & thinly slices

1 onion thinly sliced

1 tsp brown sugar

6 cloves garlic

1 tsp dried oregano

1 kilo (Neat Meat Cassalinga)Italian sausages

6 large bread buns (Ma Boulangerie small Ciabatta)

 Step One: Heat the oil in a large pan and add all the vegetable ingredients with salt and cook over a moderate heat on the barbecue until caramelised (ten minutes). Add the garlic and oregano and cook for a further three minutes.

Step Two: Light the barbecue grill and grill the sausages over a high heat, turning often, for about ten minutes. Place them into individual buns and serve with the pepper mixture on top.