Santa Maria style Tri Tips - With Photos! - Cooking with gwartney

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  1. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Last night I grilled a delicious Tri Tip roast on my Weber. I found the Tri Tip at Costco. You can get a fairly wide variety of sizes. This one was on the small size. Next time I'll get a larger one.

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    In the background are the ingredients I'll use. Salt, Pepper, Cavender's Greek Rub, and Olive Oil
     
  2. Mark Mayonnaise

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    Sweet Jesus
     
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    Jezz, nice fucking marble
     
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    Here is my grill. An old 22.5" Weber. I know it needs cleaned. Sassie doesn't seem to mind.

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    that shit's gonna turn out good as hell. I might have to grill tonight too.
     
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    Seriously! I've seen Kobe steaks that weren't that well marbled.
     
  8. gwartney

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    It's granite :grad:

    We're going to use two zone cooking so I have the charcoal piled up on one half of the grill. I'd say about 50 coals would be enough. Mine had a bunch of partially burned coals in the bottom so it looks like I used a lot more.

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    Wait were you talking about the counter? :jj:
     
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    all that marble in the meat gonna make that shit so juicy and tender.
     
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    gphnY.gif
     
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    Fucking melt in your mouth :buffet:
     
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    It's not a real expensive cut. It's more like a roast. If you don't cook and cut it right it is tough as hell. That marbling does give it a great flavor. I don't remember what I paid but it was cheaper than, say, a ribeye per pound.

    I let the roast get to room temp and then lit the charcoal. While the charcoal was warming up, I put the rub on. First I rubbed a bit of olive oil on all sides, then I put the salt, pepper, and Cavenders. The oil is supposed to help the rub penetrate and form a good crust.

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    Coals are ready. You want them hot as hell.

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    for some reason we dont get tri tip in the NJ area...I really wanna try it once
     
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    :drool:
     
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    Here's where the two zone cooking comes into play. You want to sear both sides first. I placed the steak/roast right over the hot coals for about two minutes with the lid off.

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    Then I flipped it over and did the same thing on the other side.

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    As you can see, I didn't get a great crust. It was OK but I was afraid I was going to overcook the Tri Tip because it wasn't very thick. I can do better with a thicker piece of meat.
     
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    Cavenders! :woot: