My first tri-tip (pics)


 

G Dechaine

TVWBB Pro
After seeing all the Californians with their tris, I decided to get my hands on some. Found a butcher that stocks it regularly.

No crazy preparation. Just seasoned with Lesters Steak Spice. I think I made a rookie error and cut it with the grain. Not really familiar with the cut yet.

Seasoned
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On the grill
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Indirect
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Rested and sliced
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Plated with some fresh tomatoes from our garden
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FYI...Caesar salad with homemade dressing.
 

JimK

TVWBB 1-Star Olympian
Looks great!!

Did you buy the placemats to match the Performer, or was that just a happy coincidence?
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G Dechaine

TVWBB Pro
Did you buy the placemats to match the Performer, or was that just a happy coincidence?

Wy wife had this apple green colour theme going around the house. That actually helped me convince her to get the Performer. Style and function can co-exist in BBQ/grilling.
 

G Dechaine

TVWBB Pro
Here's another picture of that performer. A few guys on this board aside from me picked one up from Crate & Barrel.

I'm hoping people find this picture funny, not offensive. For the record, it was first and last time my girl was on the grill. As you can see on the work table, it was just being assembled.
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Tom Burrus

TVWBB Fan
G, that is a real beauty! (and your daughter is cute also...)
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No way that is offensive! It is just unbelievably cute! I love her expression!! Seriously... that is a picture I'd cherish forever!
 

Bill Hays

TVWBB Platinum Member
Someone I know from this area put both of his boys on his brand new Ranch Kettle and posted pics. Classic!! Offensive? Absolutely not!! One of his kids had an apple in his mouth!
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Tried to find the pics but couldn't locate them.

Anyway, that's what tri-tip is supposed to look like! No 140-150º for me!!! That's shoe leather!
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Great job!!

Bill
 

G Dechaine

TVWBB Pro
Thanks guys. You never know with humour...a lot of people are easily offended. One of the wifey's friends thought it was in poor taste.

I really like this cut of meat. In terms of steaks you cut across the grain, it's way better than a flank. I would love to make fajitas with it. I do have to try and get some skirt steak.

I love grilling steaks on the Weber. I'm not getting great grill marks, but the crust is awesome.
 

Tim C

TVWBB Super Fan
get the cast iron grates for your performer. you'll get outstanding grill marks. kinda pricey but a very good product
 

Jim Lampe

TVWBB 1-Star Olympian
Originally posted by Tim C:
get the cast iron grates for your performer. you'll get outstanding grill marks. kinda pricey but a very good product
Tim, do you know if cast iron grates are available for 22 kettles?
 

Bill Hays

TVWBB Platinum Member
Originally posted by Jim Lampe:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Tim C:
get the cast iron grates for your performer. you'll get outstanding grill marks. kinda pricey but a very good product
Tim, do you know if cast iron grates are available for 22 kettles? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Jim,

Larry Wolfe's 22.5" Performer has cast iron grates. The brand he uses are available for both the 22.5" and the 18.5" kettle. Here's a link to where he got his.

HTH..

Bill
 

 

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