Lion Premium Grills Newsletter – No. 37, October 2016
Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Lion Premium Grills monthly newsletter. Now that we’ve rolled into October, the fall season is here. It’s unbelievable that the summer months flew by so quickly. Regardless, it is still a perfect time to grill. Football season is in full swing, the weather is cooling down dramatically, and as such, it has never been a better time to fire the grill up. At Lion we have all of your needs covered with our variety of luxurious stainless steel grills and outdoor accessories that compliment our outdoor kitchens and bbq islands. Our bar center, built in ice bin, and more are all perfect for football season and weekend gatherings.
We’ve packed quite a bit into this month’s issue that should prove to be informative and useful. We have a mouthwatering grilled swordfish recipe that is easy to prepare and incredibly delicious to boot. We also have a step by step breakdown of how to adjust your burner valve to achieve ultra low temperature heat settings. Another major feature this month is our single side burner analysis which takes a close look at all of the features of our luxury side burner. Thank you all again and we hope you enjoy this latest issue of our newsletter!
Best Grill for the Money
“I purchased the Lion 32-inch natural gas grill from Shoppers Choice. The grill showed up quick and all measurements were exactly as described in the online spec sheets. The grill is BEAUTIFUL and works amazing on natural gas…gets very hot. We grill out at least 3 to 4 days a week and I look forward to the long life of all the stainless steel parts of this grill. i have owned many grill is my life, but never one this well built.”
Mike – Florida – ShoppersChoice.com – 32″ L75000 Stainless Steel BBQ Grill
Lion Premium Grills: Adjusting Your Grill Temperature Valve
This month we’re going to feature an in-depth how to guide on how to adjust the low temperature settings on your Lion grill burners. This process is very useful if you need or want to turn down the heat generated by your burners at their lowest setting; adjust the burner valve will allow you to achieve that ultra low temperature setting that you may be looking for. The difference can be quite substantial, resulting in low heat settings that are up to 250 degrees lower on the lowest setting. Adjusting the low temperature setting on your burners will not effect the top end heat setting in any way.
In addition to the video above we’re also going to provide a step-by-step breakdown complete with still images. Once you’re ready to adjust your temperature valves, start by first removing the stainless steel cooking grids. They should lift out of the grill quite easily.
After you remove the cooking grids, you can now remove the flame tamers that sit directly above the burners. Again, these items should come out from their original position very easily.
You’ve now exposed the burner or burners that you’d like to adjust. Removing the grids and grates allows you to actually see the adjustment of the flame as your working with the valve. Push the knob for the desired burner that you’d like to turn on, and set it to the lowest temperature setting.
Now that you have the burner on at the lowest setting, leave the burner on at low and pull the control knob straight out. It should slide out easily, exposing the valve stem and adjustment screw as seen below.
Here is what you’ll see after you remove the control knob. The valve stem sits at the center.
Next to the valve stem you’ll see an adjustment screw that is set off to the right side of the stem. This is what you’ll be using the adjust the lowest flame setting on your Lion BBQ grill.
Take a small precision screwdriver and slowly turn the screw to the right — make sure you do this very slowly.
Slowly turn the screw to the right to adjust the low turn down setting on your burner. You’ll be able to see the adjustment to the flame as you slowly turn. Get it to your desired low point that still maintains resistance to easily going out.
Take your control knob and place it back on the valve stem. Turn the burner off and continue on to the rest.
Lion Premium Grills Featured Recipe: Grilled Swordfish
Thanks for visiting! This is our monthly featured recipe and this month we’re featuring an incredibly delicious grilled swordfish recipe that is also very easy to prepare! Swordfish is really an amazing piece of fish when it comes to grilling because it’s very “meaty” and holds up well when grilling (in contrast to some cuts of fish that are extremely delicate and fall apart easily when grilled). To accompany the grilled swordfish we have a vinaigrette that really adds that additional explosion of flavor. Thanks and we hope you enjoy this tasty recipe.
1½ teaspoons kosher salt
¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1½ teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme
2¼ teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1½ pound swordfish steak
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon whole thyme leaves
2 whole limes or lemons, sliced into wedges
First, we’ll start off by preparing the dressing for the grilled fish. Take a medium sized bowl and add your white wine vinegar, dijon mustard, honey, and chopped thyme; whisk this mixture and add in 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper; continue to whisk. Take the olive oil and slowly whisk the oil into the mixture until the consistency of the dressing is creamy and emulsified.
Now it’s time to grill the swordfish. Set one side of your Lion Premium BBQ Grill to high heat and preheat. Set the opposite side burners to medium heat. Prep your swordfish by brushing each side of the fish with 1 tablespoon of canola oil; season with roughly 2 teaspoons of kosher salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Sprinkle the fish with 1 teaspoon of whole thyme leaves. Once the grill is heated, lightly grease the grates with the remainder of the canola oil. Place the fish on the grill — over high heat — and cook it until it develops a nice char on both sides which should take roughly 2 – 4 minutes per side. Once the fish is ready, transfer it to the side of the grill that is set to medium heat and continue to grill the swordfish until it is cooked all the way through; this may take 5 to 8 additional minutes for a 1 1/2 inch thick swordfish steak. Once it’s finished, remove the fish, set it on a large platter, drizzle your dressing as desired on top, and add lemon or lime wedges to garnish.
Professional Cooking Tool
“Having installed the Lion L75000 3 weeks ago, and using it every day since here are my observations. 1) The Natural Gas connection is on the rear bottom left of the unit. 2) The light connection is on the rear bottom right of the unit. 3) The grill with all options in the box weigh about 200 pounds but the grill can easily be picked up and installed with two semi-strong people. 4) The oven can go from zero to 450 degrees in about 6 minutes with all burners on High. 5) The burner knobs are marked “OFF” “PUSH TO TURN” “HIGH” “LOW”. Thank goodness the designer of this unit trusted the user to figure out that “MEDIUM” is between HIGH and LOW, I do appreciate that. 6) The double wall cover is touchable while the over temp is 300 degrees or less. Even at 450 degrees you won’t burn yourself. 7) The black fabric cover fits quite nicely around the oven. Not messy looking. 8) If there are any “HOT” spots on the cooking surface, I’ve not found them yet. 9) Complaints that the grill bars are too far apart are not true. I’ve not lost any food between the grill bars. 10) The Lion L75000 is all Stainless Steel. The outside cleans best with Stainless Steel cleaner. And it does look sharp. 11) The instructions are very clear. 12) Each burner started the first time we used it and every time since. 5 STAR GRILL.”
Santa Fe, New Mexico – 32″ L75000 Grill– shopperschoice.com