Lion Premium Grills Newsletter – No. 33, June 2016
Hello, and thank you for visiting the latest edition of our monthly Lion Premium Grills Newsletter. We have entered June of 2016 and this is our 33rd consecutive monthly edition! We are now in the prime grilling season of the year — backyard barbecues, family gatherings, pool parties, and all sorts of other events and summer functions are now in full swing.
Having a backyard hub such as an outdoor kitchen / island and bbq grill is an essential part of entertaining and hosting. Even if that’s not the case, you can not beat the versatility, functionality and additional cooking dimensions that having one of our gas grills allows. With our smoker box and charcoal tray you can even replicate wood smokers and charcoal grills but with all of the advantages and perks that come with using a gas grill. This issue features our monthly recipe — this time we have Japanese style chicken skewers — as well as an in-depth look at the multi functional bin (propane tank storage / trash bin) which is an essential item for any outdoor kitchen, especially if you’re using liquid propane. We also show you how to replace your searing burner screen in 6 easy steps.
Thrilled With This Grill
“We are absolutely thrilled with the unit. Impressive to look at, easy to use and easy to enjoy great meals off the grill. We’ve only had it up and running a short while but we have enjoyed pizza, flank steak nachos, grilled artichokes, steak, pork chops and more. Looking forward to many years of enjoyment and entertaining our friends and family.“
Johnnie Kizer – Central Point, OR
32″ L75000 Gas BBQ Grill
Lion Premium Grills Featured Recipe – Japanese Style Grilled Chicken Skewers
In this issue of our monthly newsletter we’re going to showcase a beautiful variation of the chicken skewer — Japanese Yakitori. These chicken skewers are very easy and quick to prepare and make and they are absolutely delicious. The infusion of the flavors imparted by the sake, soy sauce, and rice wine pair perfectly with the sweetness of the scallions. These are perfect for snacking or as a main entree to be paired with other food. Either way you can’t go wrong with these chicken skewers. If you do try your hand at making these we hope you enjoy the end result as much as we do.
INGREDIENTS (4 Servings)
3 tablespoons of sake
3 tablespoons of soy sauce
1/4 cup of sweet Japanese rice wine
2 teaspoons of sugar
3 bunches of large scallions
1 lb. of skinless chicken thighs
12 8″ wooden skewers
Salt to taste
First, you want to mix the sugar, soy sauce, and Japanese rice wine and add this mixture to a small saucepan. Bring this mixture to a boil over moderate heat stirring until you can see that the sugar has fully dissolved into the mixture. Once this has occurred, continue to boil uncovered for about 5 minutes until the liquid has reduced to roughly one-third of a cup. Remove from heat.
Prep your scallions by cutting them into one and one-half inch pieces. For this, you want to use the pale green and white parts of the scallion while saving the dark green sections of the scallions for an alternate use. Boil some unsalted water and add the scallions, cooking them for 1 minute. Transfer them immediately to a bowl of ice & cold water to shock them and stop them from cooking further. Drain and dry.
For the next step, preheat your Lion BBQ grill. Thread your cut pieces of chicken thigh through the wooden skewers, alternating them between pieces of your scallions. Prepare all of your skewers the same way. Brush with a generous amount of the sauce you made earlier onto both sides of the skewer. Once your grill is ready, drop your skewers horizontally across the grill grates to ensure even cooking. They will grill quickly — it should take roughly 3 minutes per side to cook fully, but it will be dependent on how hot your grill is and other factors that figure into any grilling set-up. Brush with more sauce while the chicken skewers are grilling if you so desire. Once finished, the chicken and scallions should have a beautiful char. Remove from heat and serve.
Calories – 224 Carbohydrates – 4 g Fat – 15 g Protein – 13 g Saturated Fat – 4 g Sodium – 503 mg Polyunsaturated Fat – 3 g Fiber – 0 g Monounsaturated Fat – 6 g Cholesterol – 74 mg
Calories – 224
Carbohydrates – 4 g
Fat – 15 g
Protein – 13 g
Saturated Fat – 4 g
Sodium – 503 mg
Polyunsaturated Fat – 3 g
Fiber – 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat – 6 g
Cholesterol – 74 mg
Lion Premium Grills – Replacing Your Searing Burner Screen
We love to feature handy tips and tricks segments and informative how-to’s are another one of those staple features that we enjoy so much. In this instance, we’re going to go through the step by step process of replacing your searing burner mesh screen. Sometimes these do need to be replaced and luckily, the process to do so is really quite easy to accomplish — you’ll have your new screen in place in no time. We are also presenting this feature with step by step pictures to clearly lay out the process. We hope you find this section useful and informative.
In the image above you can see the screens and nuts clearly labeled; they are very easy to see and identify, which is our first priority. Now you’ll want to go ahead and unscrew them from the frame of the searing burner.
Next, take a Phillips screwdriver and unscrew each bolt from the searing burner frame. This step is really just an extension of step one by showing a close up of the process and identifying the type of screwdriver you’ll need to remove your old searing burner screen.
Once you’ve unscrewed everything, go ahead and remove the left and right stainless steel brackets that were holding the mesh securely in place. Make sure to keep all of the screws and nuts in one spot as well to prevent any accidental loss. Place the brackets off to the side and remove the old searing burner mesh.
Once you have your old mesh screen removed, place the new screen in place on the frame of the searing burner. It should be quite easy to get this into place and we can move on to the final steps of this very easy process.
With the screen in place, go ahead and place your searing burner stainless brackets back into their original place on the left and right side respectively of the searing burner.
Place the screws and nuts back into place on the left and right searing burner brackets; take your screwdriver and fasten the screws. Check to make sure everything is now firmly in place. That’s it! It is really a very easy process to replace your searing burner screen and this step by step process lays that out plainly.
“I bought this from an authorized dealer in Rancho Cucamonga, CA and could not be happier! The empty space where there used to be a built in grill by another manufacturer had to be adjusted a bit to fit this grill, but it was well worth it. The heavy gauge metal is awesome and it seems to be extremely well made. The fact that it has a lifetime warranty and came with a griddle insert, a smoker box, a nice vinyl grill cover, as well as the rotisserie setup just made it that much better. I’ve had this for two weeks now and will update if anything changes. Until then, I would definitely recommend this grill to a friend. So easy to use and very sturdy.”
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