Lion Premium Grills Newsletter – No. 81, June 2020
Hello and welcome to the 81st edition and June 2020 issue of the Lion Premium Grills Newsletter! We have quite a variety of features lined up for this issue as we officially kick off the summer season. The past few months have flown by rapidly and now we’ve hit the prime grilling season — long days, warm nights, vacations, summer break, and encroaching holidays such as the Fourth of July are all great reasons to spend more time outside with the family. Of course, having an outdoor grill and/or kitchen island is perfect for taking advantage of what this time of year provides in terms of weather. It’s a great reason to just relax on a beautiful evening outside grilling with your immediate family; the possibilities really are endless. We hope all of you will enjoy this latest edition and thank you for visiting Lion Premium Grills!
We have some great content for you this month which we’ll give a brief overview of. Kicking things off, we have our staple feature — the monthly recipe. This month we have an amazing grilled lobster tail recipe which is really easy to prepare and cook; this is definitely a favorite around the office. We also have an in-depth look at our L75000 32″ bbq grill with our portable grill cart, which is a perfect option for those who want mobility while grilling. We also have a complete breakdown of our charcoal tray including how to best utilize this grill accessory. We also have a short feature detailing a few ways to enhance your overall grilling experience. Thank you for visiting us, we hope you find this month’s issue informative as well as entertaining!
Lion Premium Grills: Mobile Grilling With Our L75000 Grill & Grill Cart
Each month we’ve been taking a closer look at one of our premium products. We’ve featured our single and double side burner, our ice bin, flame tamers, and a host of our items. This month we’re going to take a look at our L75000 grill and grill cart! This is the perfect item when you want the ease, functionality, and versatility of portable grilling while purchasing something that maintains only the highest standards of quality when it comes to construction, performance, and appearance. Enjoy the feature below!
A Brief Synopsis of the L75000 BBQ Grill
The BBQ grill itself is obviously a hugely important part — the grill needs to be great for the positive aspects of the portable grill cart to even matter. Our 32″ L75000 4-burner grill is our flagship item and is the premiere grill on the market. It is crafted from 304 grade 16 gauge stainless steel (we have an entire feature this issue dedicated to our usage of the highest grade stainless steel) – this is the highest quality and comes with all of the perks – weather resistant, heat resistant, rust resistant, and heavy durability. 4 cast stainless steel burners output a total of 75,000 BTUs which is an impressive amount of cooking power and the 830 sq inches of cooking space is suitable for handling a substantial amount of food at any one time. Push to turn knobs, a dual lined stainless steel hood adorned with an XL temperature gauge, and dual interior lights round out the list of features.
Grill Cart Feature Breakdown
The L75000 grill can easily be attached and/or detached from the cart itself. The grill cart, like our other items, is made from commercial grade dual layered 16 gauge stainless steel making it extremely sturdy and resistant to environmental factors. The cart carries real weight at roughly 85 lbs. and definitely feels sturdy and balanced. Two access doors with polished handles are used to store your propane tank and other accessories. On the inside of the door you’ll find a towel rack and bottle opener for convenience. The wheel components are smooth and resistant to the annoying “sticking” quality that cart wheels can sometimes display.
Versatility & Functionality
So you’re looking for a high quality grilling experience but maybe you lack the space for an outdoor island; maybe you don’t want an outdoor kitchen at all and would prefer something that you can move around, adjust easily, and put away quickly and painlessly. This is where our grill cart comes in. You can use it on your condo balcony, you can shift it around your backyard when need be, and the list goes on. The versatility of our grill cart is unmatched and it looks beautiful to boot. It also allows for the most important part — access to a high end grilling experience that can be fully customized to any need — from our smoker box with wood chips to using our charcoal tray, the grilling possibilities are nearly endless. We also offer a grill cart for our 40″ grill for those looking for larger options.
Lion Premium Grills Featured Recipe – Grilled Lobster
We have an incredibly delicious recipe lined up for our June Newsletter that involves some of our favorite eats — lobster, shrimp and clams. We believe that grilling shellfish is the preferred method of preparation. To pair with our already mouthwatering shellfish we have a chorizo lemon butter that manages to really elevate the flavor profiles of this dish. Below you’ll find everything you need to know to cook this on your Lion Premium BBQ grill the next time you’re in the mood for some grilled seafood. Enjoy!
Chorizo Lemon Butter
1 stick of softened butter
1 lemon, zested and fully juiced
3 ounces of chopped Spanish style chorizo
1/2 cup of coarsely chopped flat leaf parsley leaves
Salt to taste
1 lb. of large prawns (peel and de-vein, but leave the tails intact)
2 dozen littleneck clams (scrubbed)
2 1/2 lb. lobsters, split in half
2 tablespoons of melted butter
Extra virgin olive oil
Freshly ground pepper
Salt to taste
Let’s start with the chorizo lemon butter. First, place your stick of softened butter in a bowl. Take your chorizo and cook it in a small saucepan over moderate heat for roughly two minutes; you’ll know it’s ready when you see the fat of the chorizo just starts to render. Now take your pan, and scrape the chorizo into your bowl of softened butter. Add the lemon juice, lemon zest, and parsely to the mixture; using a fork, mix it all together. Season it with salt as the finishing touch. You can store and refrigerate this mixture for up to two days.
Once you’re ready to prepare your dish, light your Lion BBQ grill and preheat it; set one side to high heat and leave the other half at medium heat. While you’re doing this, take 8 bamboo skewers and soak them for about 10 minutes or so. Twist off the lobster claws and crack them with a small mallet. Take your split lobsters and brush them with melted butter and season with salt and pepper.
Place your shrimp on your skewers and brush with olive oil. Season them with salt and pepper. Now it’s time to grill. Grill your lobster claws on the side of the grill that’s heated to medium heat; grill for a total of five minutes, turning them over occasionally. Add your split lobsters cut side down to the side of the grill set at high heat. Once you see the lobster meat begin to brown (which takes 3 minutes or so) flip the lobster halves and place them on the medium heat side of the grill with the lobster claws; brush them with melted butter and close the lid, grilling until they are cooked through which should take 5 minutes. Remove from the grill and place them on a serving platter.
Meanwhile, place the clams on the high heat side of the grill and close the lid until the clams begin to pop open which should take 5 to 6 minutes. After a clam pops open, remove it from the grill and place the cooked clam on a plate or in a bowl. Attempt to retain as much of the juice as possible.
Now, grill your shrimp on high heat for 2 to 3 minutes — they will be ready once you see grill marks begin to form. Flip them over and cook them for 2 to 3 more minutes. Remove them and plate them with your lobster and clams. Serve with your chorizo lemon butter and garnish.
Calories – 502 Carbohydrates – 6 g Fat – 14 g Protein – 85 g Saturated Fat – 5 g Sodium – 2900 mg Polyunsaturated Fat – 2 g Fiber – 0 g Monounsaturated Fat – 5 g Cholesterol – 616 mg
Calories – 502
Carbohydrates – 6 g
Fat – 14 g
Protein – 85 g
Saturated Fat – 5 g
Sodium – 2900 mg
Polyunsaturated Fat – 2 g
Fiber – 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat – 5 g
Cholesterol – 616 mg
Lion Premium Grills – Enhance Your Experience With the Charcoal Tray
Our Lion Premium Grills Charcoal Tray is exclusively designed for use with our line of luxury built-in gas BBQ grills. Adding this tray to your unit completely expands the grilling possibilities, adding the much desired need to utilize charcoal with our grills. Multi-purpose and multi-faceted, our Charcoal Tray will greatly enhance your grilling experience with Lion Premium Grills. Below you’ll find step-by-step instructions on how to set up and grill with our charcoal tray.
About the Charcoal Tray
We are extremely proud to present one of our favorite grilling accessories — the charcoal tray. The benefits of using our charcoal tray are enormous to say the least; you can instantly enjoy the trademark smokey charcoal flavor profile regarding anything you feel like grilling but on the comfort of your Lion BBQ gas grill. Lighting the grill requires no messy lighter fluid either; you just use the burner of your grill.
The charcoal tray is constructed from high grade, heavy duty 16 gauge 304 stainless steel that is dual-lined and naturally rust resistant as well as being extremely durable. Our tray is made to withstand consistently high grilling temperatures. Any ash conveniently collects in the bottom of the tray, making for easy clean up and disposal. If you love the grilling properties of charcoal our charcoal tray will expand your grilling possibilities by tenfold. This accessory is one all of us at Lion Premium Grills considers an absolute must.
Welcome to the set-up and installation guide for your Lion Premium Grills Charcoal Tray. The process is really quick and easy but our step by step breakdown makes it even easier. You’ll be up and grilling with charcoal on a luxury built-in grill in no time! Starting things off, simply open up your grill hood and carefully remove the grill grate. Underneath you’ll see the flame tamer. Remove that as well.
Installing Your Charcoal Tray: Step Two
Welcome to the 2nd step of the installation guide for the charcoal tray. After having removed the grate and flame tamer, you can now insert the charcoal tray in the now open space of your BBQ grill. It should be easy to just drop into place and move on to the third step of the process.
Installing Your Charcoal Tray: Step Three
Now that the tray is laid in place you can now prep it for your impending grill session. At this point, you can grab your charcoal and place it evenly in the charcoal tray itself. The three evenly placed rows of charcoal briquettes that you can see below is a perfect method of placing the charcoal for your grilling purposes in this instance.
Installing Your Charcoal Tray: Step Four
At this point, we are almost ready to get to grilling with charcoal. It is recommended that you do not ignite the grill just yet. Make sure to place the grill grate into place over the charcoal tray. If the grill does happen to already be lit, be sure to use a spatula to position the grill grate back into place. You also want the grate into place before igniting the grill so that the grate can also pre-heat.
Installing Your Charcoal Tray: Step Five
This is a quick and easy step. You are now ready to ignite the grill and prepare for cooking! Go ahead and turn the burner on to full flame to ignite the BBQ grill and subsequently, the charcoal in your charcoal tray.
Installing Your Charcoal Tray: Step Six
Charcoal takes roughly 5 to 10 minutes to ignite. Once the charcoal itself begins to turn white, you may go ahead and turn off the burner on the grill.
Installing Your Charcoal Tray: Step Seven
At this point, if need be, use a spatula to move the grill grate to the side. Add more charcoal and make any adjustments if you need to and using the spatula, move the grate back into position.
Installing Your Charcoal Tray: Step Eight
After the grate is back into place, fire the grill up. Once the charcoal turns white, proceed to grill!
Lion Premium Grills: Enhance Your Grilling Experience
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.