The commercialization of Valentine’s Day leaves many adoring couples with unattainable expectations. Expensive flowers, jewelry, specialty chocolates, and the exhausting wait times at overpriced restaurants drain the joy out of a day intended to bring people closer together. That’s why an increased number of love birds are embracing the simplicity of creating a delicious meal on their stainless steel grill and cozying in for some romance.
Truth be told, fancy restaurants rarely live up to the hype unless they prepare meals on a natural gas grill that locks in the flavor. Most backyard barbecue aficionados can exceed restaurant-cooked cuts of beef, chicken, veggie kabobs, and delicacies on a quality liquid propane grill. The fact that you invested the time and effort to impress your special date with a taste bud symphony speaks volumes about your adoration. And by building a dreamy ambiance around the aromas coming from the food on stainless steel gas grill, this Valentine’s Day will be memorable for all the right reasons.
Reinvent Valentine’s Day
Whether you have a portable liquid propane grill or a fixed-in-place natural gas grill to deliver full flavor, it’s essential to build out the night. Consider either selecting your sweetheart’s favorite entrée and appetizer or going with a surprisingly delightful recipe. And, yes, it’s true that preparing something unusual on a stainless steel grill does add the “wow” factor. These are suggestions worth considering.
Grilled Lobster Tails with Asparagus
The exorbitant price of lobster tails at restaurants prompts even Valentine’s Day dates to select something less expensive on the seafood menu. But you’d be pleasantly surprised at the price difference when you purchase them from a store. Another positive to serving lobster tails prepared on a stainless steel grill is they typically take only 20 minutes. At a busy eatery, you could wait upwards of an hour.
Simply split the lobster tails in half using a sharp knife. Fold back the shell and expose the meat. Mix up a bowl of melted butter, lemon juice, and dill. Brush the lobster tails with the mixture and cook over medium heat. You can grill the asparagus on a separate burner and lock in the veggie’s flavor as well. The time on your stainless steel grill should run about 12 minutes or less.
Grilled Vegetable Medley
The mainstream image of the backyard liquid propane grill revolves around burgers, steaks, and hot dogs. But truth be told, the stainless steel propane grill is a perfect choice for vegetarians on Valentine’s Day.
A nice char seals in the subtly delicious flavors that are often lost when steamed or cooked in an indoor oven. Simply slice the selections, brush with olive oil, and grill over medium heat. These are veggies that can be grilled to perfection to create an impressive Valentine’s Day medley.
- Asparagus: Slather and grill for approximately 4 minutes. A quick char over medium heat enhances the exquisite flavor.
- Cremini Mushrooms: Slather and grill for about 7 minutes.
- Eggplant: Slice no thicker than a half inch and grill for up to 7 minutes.
- Red Peppers: Cut the peppers in half and remove the seeds. Then quarter them, brush lightly, and grill for 8-10 minutes.
- Tomatoes: Cut the tomatoes in half and season with salt and pepper. Grill until the outer layer enjoys a nice char.
- Yellow Squash: Slice into half-inch thickness and season with salt and pepper. Grill for about 7 minutes or to perfection.
- Zucchini: Slice lengthwise into half-inch sections and season to your liking over medium heat for 7 minutes.
One of the best things about using a high-quality stainless steel grill to prepare a Valentine’s Day dinner is the timing. If a veggie cooks a little faster than expected, you can place it on a warming rack while completing the rest.
These suggestions highlight the fact that grilling enthusiasts can prepare a more flavorful meal at a fraction of the price of many restaurants. You also have the opportunity to develop an intimate atmosphere and reaffirm the bonds you share.
Consider parlaying your grilled meal win with an after-dinner ambiance. Some attractive possibilities include sitting outside by a campfire, holding hands as you experience a breathtaking sky under the comfort of an infrared outdoor heater, or retreating indoors to slow dance to your favorite song. The possibilities are endless.
Stainless Steel Grill for a Special Valentine’s Day
The importance of possessing an excellent stainless steel grill to prepare delicious meals cannot be understated. High-quality and durable outdoor gas grills deliver even temperatures and eliminate flare-ups that can ruin delicate menu options such as lobster tails or veggies. The following are widely considered industry-leading liquid propane and natural gas grills.
The Legacy Grill series ranks among the most sought-after stainless steel grill options for residential settings. The line includes the Legacy Newport Grill, which offers 540 square inches of primary cooking area. It also provides an additional 200 square inches of warming rack space. Made with 304-grade stainless steel, it achieves 45,000 BTUs. All our grills have portable liquid propane models and fixed natural gas models.
The Legacy Grill Series covers several options, with the most expansive being the Big Sur. This 51-inch wide stainless steel grill delivers 102,000 BTUs, 960 square inches of primary cooking area, warming rack space totaling 355 square inches, and four 304-grade stainless steel burners. Able to handle the needs of intimate dinners and large gatherings, Big Sur comes with an infrared rotisserie grill. Perfect for large cuts of beef, whole chickens, or veggie kabobs, Big Sur immediately increases your menu possibilities.
These cast aluminum grills remain wonderful choices for residential properties. The A-Series grills are designed to provide exceptional grilling opportunities in sometimes limited spaces. Ranging from 30,000 to 40,000 BTUs, A-Series grills can be pedestal mounted to reduce their footprint. They can also be cart mounted, allowing owners to easily position them as needed. Running from 330 to 434 square inches of direct grilling area, and warming areas of 121 to 178 square inches, the A-Series is a space-efficient residential grill perfect for Valentine’s Day and other occasions.
The T-Series line is unique because it offers both cast aluminum and stainless steel grill options. Often the preferred choice of apartment complexes and condominium living, because they are durable grills and come with automatic shut-off timers by default, and have various mounting options available. The slim models generate 30,000 to 40,000 BTUs, 330 to 434 square inches of direct cooking area, and come with shutoff timers.
This commercial grill line also has larger models that serve as the centerpiece of an outdoor kitchen. Reaching 90,000 BTUs and 960 square inches of primary cooking space, large T-Series models remain a smart choice for multi-family living environments, like apartments, condos, and multiplexes.
Another facet that makes these industry-leading outdoor grills perfect for special moments is they can be deftly accessorized. Additional burners, rotisseries, and side shelves improve their convenient usefulness.
Create Valentine’s Day Memories at Home with a Stainless Steel Grill
Loving couples of all ages have an opportunity to save money and avoid long waits by planning an intimate and relaxing evening at home. Perhaps the true value of a stainless steel grill stems from its quality-of-life benefits. Improved food flavor and the ability to plan your own unique menu are perfect for romantic moments such as Valentine’s Day.
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