Tri-tip is a triangular shaped piece of a sirloin beef. Done right it can be very tasty right of the grill. The difficulty with tri tip if it is slightly over cooked it can be quite tough.
When buying the cut for the grill, purchase a cut that weighs between 1 – 2 kg’s. Anything bigger will be quite difficult to prepare on the barbecue. Buy a good barbecue marinade or sauce to go with the tri tip.
Preparation and Seasoning
Rinse the tri tip under a cold running tap and pat dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle over some spices and seasoning. Pour over you favourite marinade and leave it the fridge over night for the flavours to sink through.
If you had your tri tip frozen, let it thaw out over night in the fridge rather than defrosting it in the microwave. You can pour over the marinate and seasoning before it thaws out.
Pre-heat the grill to a medium heat and lightly oil the grill grid. Prepare a direct grilling method.
When placing the tri tip on the grill, you should hear a slight sizzle. If you don’t the grill isn’t hot enough and if there is a loud sizzle then the temperature is too hot.
Grilling time is 30 – 45 minutes just depending on the heat of the grill and the size of the tri tip.
It should always be served medium rare as anything more cooked will be quite tough to eat.
Once done let it rest for 10 – 15 minutes before serving. Slice up into very thin slices with a sharp carving knife.