Lion Premium Grills Newsletter – April 2016, Issue 31


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Lion Premium Grills Newsletter – No. 31, April 2016


Hello, all of us at Lion Premium Grills would like to welcome you to our April 2016 issue of our monthly newsletter. We hope everyone is enjoying their year thus far. It’s amazing that summer is already rapidly approaching which of course means that summer bbqs and outdoor family gatherings will be back in full swing.

In this particular issue of our newsletter, we take an in-depth look at some more of our premium accessories like our horizontal and vertical access doors. We also examine the unbelievable versatility of our smoker box and more, as well as featuring key tips and tricks for improving your grilling techniques! There’s more of course, and we hope you enjoy this month’s issue. Thank you for visiting us at Lion!

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Lion Premium Grills Featured Recipe: Tamarind Glazed Grilled Pork Chops

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This month we’re bringing you an absolutely delicious rendition of a grilled pork chop that incorporates a surprising addition — a tamarind glaze. It turns out that tamarind is actually a tremendous compliment to pork chops. Even better, the recipe doesn’t take that long to prepare and grilling the chops themselves is accomplished in less than 20 minutes! We hope you enjoy this month’s featured recipe.


Tamarind Glaze

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic
1 sprig fresh thyme
1/2 cup rum (añejo)
1 cup honey
1 cup tamarind pulp
3 cups beef stock

Pork Chops

8 center-cut pork chops, about 21/2 inches thick
Kosher salt and cracked black pepper
Granulated garlic, for seasoning
Dried thyme, for seasoning


We’ll start off by preparing the tamarind glaze. First, place the vegetable oil in a medium sized skillet  over medium-high heat. Add your garlic, thyme, and onion to the skillet and cook it until the garlic and onion begin to brown; this should take roughly eight to ten minutes.

Use the rum and deglaze the pan; simmer for five minutes to evaporate the remaining alcohol. Add the honey and tamarind pulp to the pan and stir; cook for five minutes over medium heat. Add your beef stock to the pan and cook until the liquid is reduced by half. Once this occurs, take your liquid mixture and strain or sieve it. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Once you’re ready to cook, preheat your Lion BBQ gas grill to high heat. Leave one side of the grill as a “cool zone” with reduced heat. Take your pork chops and season to taste with salt (sea salt is preferable), granulated garlic, dried thyme, and cracked black pepper. Lightly oil your cooking grates then place your chops; cook for roughly two to three minutes on each side over the high heat. Now, take your chops and move them to the cool zone of the grill, close the grill and let them continue to cook for an additional five to six minutes per side (turning over once). They’re done once they register 145°F on a meat thermometer.

Move the cooked pork chops to a platter and allow them to rest for eight to ten minutes. In the meantime, begin to warm up the tamarind glaze. Spread the preferred amount of glaze on a whole or sliced grilled pork chop.

Nutritional Information (per serving – 8 servings)


Calories – 675

Carbohydrates – 73 g

Fat – 20 g

Protein – 44 g

Saturated Fat – 6 g

Sodium – 4502 mg

Polyunsaturated Fat – 3 g

Fiber – 2 g

Monounsaturated Fat – 8 g

Cholesterol – 137 mg


Lion Premium Grills: 3 Tips to Enhance Your Grilling Experience

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Having the best tools at your disposal is essential when it comes to the grilling experience. We feel we make the best grills and outdoor products so that criteria is met. It is still always very useful though to obtain some general tips and tricks to make your actual experience on the grill a more enjoyable one (and it will increase your overall grilling skills and base of knowledge). These little tips will come in extremely handy when it comes to really maximizing all of the ways you can improve on your craft. We hope you take these tricks and apply them the next time you decide to grill up some chicken (brine it for the best chicken you’ve ever tasted) or attempt to steam the perfect piece of Chilean Sea Bass.

Brined Poultry Makes for Fantastic Grilling

The process of brining chicken or turkey is really very simple but it makes a world of difference when it cooks to tenderness and flavor. It’s completely worth the time and effort, and once you try this method you’ll be hard pressed to go back to not brining. Bring some salt water and sugar to a boil and mix completely. Add any aromatics, spices or herbs to the mix and let cool completely. Once the liquid is completely cool, add your poultry, stick it in the refrigerator and let it rest for anywhere from a handful of hours to a few days (the longer it goes, the more intense the flavors become). That’s it! Be prepared for some incredible grilled chicken!

Pack and Steam Your Fish

Steaming your desired cut of fish is an incredible way to go when grilling fish; the fish remains moist and you can steam with any variety of herbs,aromatics, and enhancers that you could ever want. Slices of lemon, sprigs of thyme, etc. are all perfect for this. The process is simple as well;  wrap your fish in a foil packet that has been oiled and filled with your other ingredients. Place on the grill for roughly 8 to 10 minutes. There are many amazing ways to cook fish but this method seems underrated in our eyes.

Use Seasoning and Sauces with Restraint

Be careful to not overdo it with the marinades, rubs, and sauces. It’s all personal preference of course, but the powerful flavor of grilled or smoked meat can be obscured instead of subtly enhanced. Flavorful cuts of steak like ribeye or porterhouse may only need salt and oil as seasoning. Be careful to not add BBQ sauce too early while your meat is still on the grill for instance. If you sauce it before the last few minutes on the grill, the intense heat will scorch the bbq sauce and negatively impact the overall flavor of your ribs.


High Quality!

“This is a well constructed heavy duty outdoor grill. Some of the features that I am enjoying are the easy to remove stainless steel cooking grates, the flat cooking griddle – great for vegetables, the interior LED lights, and the heavy duty rotisserie. The double insulated hood also works great for holding in the heat.”

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