Lion Premium Grills Newsletter – No. 52, January 2018
Happy New Year! Thank you for visiting the January 2018 issue and 52nd edition of our monthly newsletter. We have officially entered 2018 which means that prepping for grilling season is not too far off at this point, especially if you’re planning on renovating your backyard, adding an outdoor kitchen, etc. This year we have some exciting things lined up that we hope all of you will enjoy.
In the meantime, please enjoy what we have in store for you with this particular issue of the Lion newsletter. We have a fantastic breakdown of our 40″ L90000 gas grill which goes in-depth on the various features of the grill as well as the overall grill performance. We also take a look at our island countertop selections, both granite and tile that we hope you’ll find informative. Rounding things out is our recipe of the month which is a delicious chicken skewer dish that is quite easy to prep and cook; the finished product is sure to make you a fan. Thank you all again for taking the time to check out this month’s issue and for your support.
Lion Premium Grills Featured Recipe – Yakitori 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
Built Like a Tank
“I have had this grill for 10 months and it is built like a tank. Very durable, starts super fast, heats fast and keeps hot even while grilling in cold weather. Have used for everything from burgers to whole chickens. Overall, it is an excellent grill, looks great, very durable and is a nice upgrade from my stainless Weber.”
-Review by Daniel Marier– North Dakota – bbqguys.com – 32″ L75000 Stainless Steel BBQ Grill LP
Lion Premium Grills – A Closer Look at Our L90000 BBQ Grill
Our grills feature an XL temperature gauge which is mounted on the front lid; as the name states, it’s extra large for ease of use and readability. It’s lined with polished stainless steel and it registers temperatures in both Fahrenheit and Celsius. The front lid of the grill also comes equipped with our polished stainless steel XL full length handle. Opening your grill hood is a breeze and our eye catching handle not only looks beautiful but it’s also constructed from high quality stainless steel.
The grill hood is dual layered and like the rest of the grill is comprised of 16 gauge 304 grade stainless steel which is rust proof and highly durable in addition to being one of the highest grades of stainless steel available commercially. You can feel the hardiness and density and the high quality of construction upon examination. The inside of the hood comes equipped with polyurethane grommets which provide protection against the hood scraping the inside of the grill lip; these grommets are comprised of highly resilient polyurethane which adds additional impact and abrasion resistance.
The interior of the grill has dual lighting which makes grilling during the evening a breeze by allowing the user to maintain the proper amount of illumination during anytime. The inside of the grill also comes equipped with a warming rack which is fully adjustable and perfect for keeping any variety of food warmed by way of the infrared back burner that also comes standard with our Lion grills. The back burner is crafted from ceramic and outputs 15,000 total BTUs making it the perfect tool for slow roasting or cooking. Parallel to the back burner is our rotisserie kit and mounted rotisserie motor. The rotisserie motor is stainless steel geared and has the ability to hold and rotate up to 40 lbs. Rotisserie chicken, prime rib, etc. are perfect for this! The five cast stainless steel burners output a total of 15,000 BTUs each, which puts the grill at a total of 90,000 BTUs (including the rotisserie back burner).
Our stainless steel smoker box is sitting on the grill grates; this handy device allows you to infuse your food with a multitude of new options and flavors. Basically, you can fill the smoker box with wood chips, etc. and add that wood smoked flavor to whatever you happen to be grilling, the options are almost endless. The griddle plate is also set on the grill itself; this item also expands your grilling possibilities by allowing you to cook eggs, bacon, and a huge variety of other items directly on your grill. This two accessories can prove to be essential to anyone’s cooking arsenal and best of all, they come included with our grills!
The control panel features a stainless steel light switch, full sized XL knobs, and a full size drip tray. Push and turn knobs work beautifully to actually ignite your grill burners; they’re also designed with user functionality in mind. The full size drip tray is also very easy to pull out of the grill and also set back into place. As has been mentioned before, our grill is constructed from 16 gauge 304 grade stainless steel which makes our grills the heaviest in their class, bar none.
“My husband & I have been shopping for an outdoor BBQ Grill for months. We decided on a whole outdoor grill, refrigerator, double burner & cabinet doors. We love everything and we now cook more outside then inside thanks again. Customer service was great & professional!”
Barinah - www.bbqguys.com