Lion Premium Grills Newsletter – No. 89, February 2021
Hello and welcome to the 89th edition and February 2021 issue of the Lion Premium Grills Newsletter! We have quite a variety of features lined up for this issue as we continue our rapid approach to the Spring months. The past few months have flown by rapidly and now we’re just about to hit the prime grilling season — long days, warm nights, vacations, summer break, and encroaching holidays are all great reasons to spend more time outside with the family. But right now is the perfect time to get yourself prepped for those prime spring and summer months in terms of renovating your backyard or just picking up a new grill set-up. 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 a fantastic video clip of our bbq grill and cart being featured as a prize on the classic CBS show the Price is Right! Following that 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 burners and compare them to other leading types of burners on the market. 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: Featured on The Price is Right!
We just recently had our bbq grill and cart featured as a prize again on the classic CBS gameshow, the Price is Right! It’s a short clip but we thought it would still be of interest to have it featured on our website as we always appreciate the fact that we have the opportunity to have our products offered up on such a classic gameshow. The footage is courtesy of CBS. Please enjoy the video clip below!
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 – Superior Quality: Types of Burners and Why Lion is the Best
Burners: Types of Burners and Why Lion Beats the Competition
There is no doubt that the burners of a grill are one of the most essential components of any BBQ grill. As such, the quality of the materials that went into creating the burner are vital and when you want to maximize your grilling potential you’ll want the best. The materials used to craft grill burners run the gamut from cast brass to cast stainless steel to cast iron. The power of the burner itself is measured in BTUs; BTUs can be used as a barometer for the overall grilling power of the grill and heat generation for cooking. Again, the quality of the burners need to be factored in as well when it comes to overall longevity and performance. At Lion we utilize 304 grade cast stainless steel burners which are by far the superior model of burner created from heavy gauge stainless steel.
304 Grade Cast Stainless Steel Burners are by far the superior burner type. Cast stainless steel burners are solid pieces of metal and are not welded together which means that these burners are extremely durable and heavy duty. The 304 grade solidifies this as 304 grade is top of the line commercial grade steel. 304 grade typically consists of 10% Nickel and 18% Chromium. Cast stainless burners are also extremely resistant to rust due to the composition of the burner itself. Heat generation and longevity of these burners is also top notch. Our cast stainless burners output 15,000 BTUs apiece! Where as other materials used to create burners may be prone to warping, rusting, etc. cast stainless is not prone to those same issues at all.
It’s clear cut that cast stainless (304) is by far the best.
Other Burner Types:
Cast Iron Burners are extremely heavy duty and durable. They do tend to suffer from excessive rusting, which can happen quite quickly, and as such they need to be maintained on a regular basis by using a wire brush to remove rust flakes and other assorted debris. While heavy duty, the fact that they rust easily and fare poorly in any type of outdoor element that may produce rust (living by the ocean for example) makes them unsuitable for Lion Premium Grills.
Cast Brass Burners are also heavy duty but unlike their cast iron counterparts, cast brass burners are extremely resistant to rust. The issue with cast brass is that the heat generation may cause them to warp, bend, or sag. Cast brass burners are generally high quality but we feel that cast stainless just outperforms it in every aspect and as such we use cast stainless steel.
Stamped Stainless Steel
Stamped stainless steel are usually very low quality and make for extremely flimsy burners. They are usually made from low grade, light gauge stainless steel and are not one solid piece of metal; instead it's two pieces "stamped" together. These burners tend to be short lived. They are not made of 304 grade stainless steel, instead they are crafted from the lowest grades of steel. Avoid these at all costs.
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.