Anticipating a visit from my sister and her family, my dad (who is also my neighbor) came home from Costco bearing three pounds of tri-tip. I wanted it for myself. Not just to eat, but to marinate, grill, carve, devour.... I can share when it comes to the eating part, but the preparation is MINE.
When you have a beautiful cut of meat, it requires very little fuss- a bit of marinade and just a few minutes on a very hot grill. Use my grilling method below to get perfectly seared meat with a medium interior. This method works well with any good quality steak that is about one inch thick. You'll also love the flavor the savory lime marinade imparts to the meat juices.
Whenever you can get a good deal on tri-tip, try this easy recipe. Dad got this tri-tip for $5.99/lb, so check your local Costco for a similar deal. It was my intention to also share a left-over recipe, but I'm telling you, not only was the tri-tip gone, but the meaty juices were also licked clean.
Lime and Soy Grilled Tri-Tip
Estimated Cost: $7.00 for four servings
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
juice of one lime
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon pepper
In a zip top bag, combine all ingredients, massaging through closed bag to blend. Let marinate for at least 4 hours and up to overnight. Preheat grill for hot cooking. Discard marinade. Place steaks on grill, close lid and cook for three minutes. Flip and repeat for three minutes. Reduce heat on grill to medium and cook for three minutes more on each side. Total cooking time should be 12 minutes. Let rest for five minutes. Carve on the bias. Drizzle cut meat with any accumulated juices. Coming Tomorrow:
Food and Furthermore and a Fourth of July Menu