Lion Premium Grills Newsletter – No. 38, November 2016
Hello! All of us at Lion Premium Grills would like to thank you for visiting the latest edition of our monthly Lion Premium Grills Newsletter. We have entered November of 2016 and this is our 38th monthly edition! We have hit the tail end of 2016 and we must say that this year has passed by in a flash. It’s surprising that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. This is still the perfect time to stock up in preparation for the upcoming grilling season; whether that means purchasing your first grill or renovating your entire backyard and building an outdoor kitchen, now is a perfect time to prep.
For this month’s issue we have some rather nice features lined up. This month’s recipe is a wonderfully simple and delicious skirt steak with grilled onions and peppers. We feature a breakdown on the best way to not only clean your grill grates but also how to properly season them; the process is also very easy and not too time consuming which is a huge plus! We also detail the advantages of having temperature control on your gas grill. We hope you enjoy this month’s issue and all of us would like to extend a happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
“I cannot believe the difference a premium grill makes. The searing burner is a must have. Creates the best steaks ever. Pork shoulder roast using indirect heat came out beautifully because the internal temp stayed constant.Could not be happier!“
David – Pittsburg, PA
40″ L90000 Lion Premium BBQ Grill – Shopper’s Choice
Lion Premium Grills – How to Clean and Season Your Cooking Grates
An essential part to maximizing your grilling experience is maintaining your grill grates; if done properly, cleaning them is a relative cinch and you can also season them to their fullest potential at the same time. Think of your grill grates like a cast iron skillet. Over time it will absorb all of the various flavors, seasonings, juices, oils, etc. from the food being cooked on it which is something to be desired as it will only enhance your future grilling endeavors. This doesn’t mean leaving them dirty of course; in order to properly season your grates you first need to keep them clean. The video above is courtesy of Ultimate Patio and it features our Lion Premium BBQ grill! Below you’ll find a step by step guide.
Here’s a cooking session that’s just about finished. Once you’re done cooking, remove the food — in this instance one last hamburger patty — and get ready to clean and season your cooking grates.
Once you’re done with using your grill and you want to clean it, turn all of your burners to high heat; this will loosen up all of the caked on fat and bits of food that have adhered to the grates. You need the high heat to speed the process along and to sear off charred bits of food, etc.
At this point you’re going to just close your grill hood. Leave it closed for roughly 15 to 20 minutes to let most of the food and residue burn off. This span of time is the sweet spot; you don’t really have any need to run the grill with the hood closed at high temperatures for any period of time higher than the one that’s stated.
Now that you’re grill is sufficiently hot enough, open the lid and take your grill brush and begin to scrape the residue off of the grates. The remnants of food and gunk should be loose and fall off easily at this point. If you attempt to clean it minus the heat, you’ll see just how much harder this whole cleaning experience can be. Doing it this way ensures that it will be quick and relatively easy.
Once you’ve scraped most of the residue from the grates and they look clean, turn off the burners. Let the grill cook off a bit before proceeding to the next step.
Now it’s time to season your grates. You want to use a high heat cooking oil for this purpose. The best way to apply the oil is as shown in the image above, using an oiler brush. If you don’t have one, you can use a paper towel and tongs. Once the grates are thoroughly oiled, proceed to the final step.
Fire up your grill burners to bake the oil into the grates like a cast iron skillet. Once the oil stops smoking turn off your burners. That’s it! Using this method is both a quick and extremely useful way to clean and season your grill grates.
Lion Premium Grills Featured Recipe – Char Grilled Skirt Steak with Grilled Onions, Peppers, & Salsa
Welcome to this month’s featured recipe! We have a classic grilled skirt steak but made to perfection by world renowned chef Mario Batali. Chef Mario Batali is also a writer and owner of such eateries as Carnevino in Las Vegas, Del Posto in NYC, and Chi Spacca in Los Angeles. Here Batali presents a delicious recipe for grilling skirt steak — a nicely marbled cut of meat that is excellent with a variety of marinades — and adding a delicious salsa verde along with grilled onions and peppers as accompaniment. This preparation is absolutely mouthwatering. Check out the recipe below!
1 packed cup parsley leaves
1 packed cup basil leaves
1 packed cup mint leaves
2/3 cup capers, drained
2 large oil-packed anchovy fillets, drained and chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Hot smoked paprika, for sprinkling
1/4 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons finely chopped rosemary
2 tablespoons finely chopped thyme
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 pounds skirt steak
In a small bowl, combine the parsley, rosemary, thyme, garlic and olive oil. Spread the mixture all over the steak. Cover and refrigerate on a platter for at least 4 hours or overnight.
In a food processor, combine the parsley with the basil, mint, capers, anchovies, garlic, mustard and sugar and process to a paste. With the machine on, slowly pour in the olive oil. Season with salt and black pepper.
Light your Lion BBQ grill and preheat. Scrape most of the marinade off the steak and season the meat with salt and black pepper. Grill over high heat for about 3 minutes. Turn the steak and grill for 2 minutes longer, until browned outside and medium-rare within. Grill your onions, poblano and bell peppers. Transfer the steak to a cutting board and let rest for 3 minutes. Thinly slice the steak against the grain and sprinkle with smoked paprika.
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“I did a bunch of research and finally decided that the Lion 40 inch grill was going to give me the best bang for my buck. I was a bit skeptical about it though concerning just how sturdy this grill was going to be. When I received it I was actually shocked by how heavy and solid this grill is. It’s built like a tank. Really great job on the make of this thing. If you know how to use a modern gas grill and understand how to rotate food or use indirect heat if you are going to use that aspect of it for slow cooking then this grill is unmatched. It looks super sharp as well. Lion exceeded my expectations and I am very happy I went with this grill.”
R. Welker – 40″ L90000 BBQ Grill – BestofBackyard.com
Lion Premium Grills – The Temperature Control Advantage
One of the biggest advantages that our Lion Premium Gas Grill has over charcoal grills is the amount of temperature control that gas grills provide overall. Below we’ll detail just how this is the case. Enjoy!
Our premium gas grills offer a level of temperature precision that charcoal grills can not match. Our models offer either four or five individual burner controls that can be adjusted by the individual working the grill, allowing for varying heat quadrants on the grill at any one time. Our grills are outfitted with a thermometer on the lid of our units, which allows one to gauge the overall temperature of the grill. This type of temperature control will allow our grills to reach anything from delicate, lower temperatures for slow cooking and rotisserie to high temps for adding a delicious sear. The options are limitless.
The above images showcase the key components behind our accurate temperature control system. The thermometer is mounted on the front lid of our 304 grade stainless steel grills. It’s extra large with polished stainless steel lining, and a clear to read temperature gauge that registers temperatures in both Fahrenheit and Celsius. On the right you’ll see our large, push to turn knobs; they offer silky smooth adjustment and allow for very accurate temperature control as well as being constructed from the typical high grade stainless steel that we use for all of our products.