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Santa Maria Tri-Tip

CPARKTXCPARKTX Posts: 1,047
edited July 2013 in EggHead Forum
I was disappointed with my last Tri-Tip, so I was extra careful on temp control this time. Did reverse sear at 325 grate until 125 IT, pulled, and seared a couple of minutes, pulling at 135 IT. Let rest 10 minutes.

Very pleased with results: tender, juicy and flavorful. I liked the spices and could really pick out the subtle flavor s from the Balsamic in the baste.

Served with simple tomato salad and fresh berries. Sorry, no plated photos.
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  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 2,412
    Mmm... I've made Santa Maria Tri Tip before. Good stuff! Yours looks excellent!
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  • Black_BadgerBlack_Badger Posts: 986
    Looks very nice, congrats. In my opinion the final vital part of a great tri tip cook is slicing properly. That's the difference between a chewy, stringy mess and tender awesomeness. It won't change the taste much, but will completely change the eating experience. Hope this was as good as it looks. 

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,974
    Very nice. I'm yet to try one. Where do you buy yours?

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  • CPARKTXCPARKTX Posts: 1,047
    @caliking - Costco. Came in a two pack, this is the second one and had been frozen about 45 days.
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,974
    Got it. I've seen those.

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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,578
    Looks great!  What recipe did you use? 


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  • CPARKTXCPARKTX Posts: 1,047
    I used the recipe from this older post (third down, from HavausTom):
    https://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1141995/first-tri-tip-a-couple-of-questions
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,259
    Pictures look great!

    You want to cut it in half, rotate each half 90 degrees or so, then slice against the grain. 

    http://www.amazingribs.com/recipes/beef/santa_maria_tri-tip_steaks.html
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  • CPARKTXCPARKTX Posts: 1,047
    @nolaegghead I struggled with that...was I off 90 degrees?
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,259
    I think so, maybe not quite 90....so it'll be even better next time around! 
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  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,616

    There is a very, very good rub recipe on www.eggsbythebay.com.

    Open that web site, then click on the "recipes" or "Santa Maria Tri-Tip" button.

    I've been using that one for about three years, and love it.

    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
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  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,907
    Looks great! I love tri-tip especially true santa maria recipes. 
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  • SoCalWJSSoCalWJS Posts: 258
    CPARKTX said:
    I used the recipe from this older post (third down, from HavausTom): https://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1141995/first-tri-tip-a-couple-of-questions
    Huh....looks like Rich in Morro Bays method
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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,342
    edited July 2013
    Tip looks great.  Was that a pre tenderized tip?  We noticed our Costco is selling them pre-tenderized.
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,122
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
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  • CPARKTXCPARKTX Posts: 1,047
    I don't think it was pre-tenderezided @Austin Egghead but I'm not positive of that.
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  • CPARKTXCPARKTX Posts: 1,047
    Interesting article @billyray I want familiar with that.
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