- Joined Apr 3, 2008
First time cooking this, how should I make it? Is medium rare a good temp for it? Does it benefit from a marinade?
Cavender's Greek Seasoning is what I personally use on tri-tip (or any steak, really). I rub it in a little EVOO and then liberally apply the Cavender's. If you want to baste it, I would use an Argentine salmuera, which is essentially water and a LOT of salt, but I think basting is unnecessary if you're cooking it to medium-rare or medium.
Quality is in the technique, not the ingredient.
So we made the tri tip! I dry brined it and washed off the brine, let it come to room temp. We grilled it and it was cooked beautifully at 130F. Served it with roasted veggies and baked potato. The verdict... meh... really it didn't thrill me much and it reminded me of an eye round with better mouthfeel. It was a bit expensive too, $9 per pound. I think I prefer steak, but I'm glad we made it so now I now what all the fuss is about.