Sunday, May 11, 2008

bbq season started and so a small post to make the perfect medium rare tri-tip steak.

The thing about tri tips is that they are so big that you can have all kinds of rareness in the steak at the same time. So there is a part which is perfect for everybody. Normally the ends are well done and the more you get to the middle the more rare the steak becomes.

Anyway here is a recipe how to cook it on a gas bbq.

  1. get a 1.5 - 1.8 lbs tri-tip steak
  2. marinate it for 12 - 24h in a marinade of your choice
  3. preheat the bbq as high as possible
  4. drop the steak on the bbq on very high temperature and let the lid open
  5. wait 5 minutes
  6. turn the steak and let the lid open for another 5 minutes
  7. reduce the heat to medium low and turn the steak
  8. close the lid for the next 10 minutes
  9. flip the steak
  10. close the lid and wait another 10 minutes
  11. now its done.
afterwards place the steak in a wooden board and let it rest for 5 - 10 minutes before you cut it. Since we don't want that it drys out.

enjoy.

2 comments:

Michael Valla said...

I miss tri-tip steak. Apparently, they've never heard of that part of a cow in other states.

Gert Wohlgemuth said...

as to this site,

http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/beefcuts.htm

tri-tip is basically a special kind of sirloin and most of the time sold as sirloin.