EVERGREEN FIRST CLASS COOKING: SUMMERTIME GRILLING

Aug 13, 2011

Evergreen Museum

By Executive Chef, David White

 

It’s Summer time!  Fire up your grill and let the festivities begin.  For many Americans summer signifies outdoor activities like conducting a picnic or firing up the barbecue.   Many people who think of the word “barbecue” envision cooking hamburgers and hotdogs, but it is so much more than that.  This summer is full of surprises, so why not surprise your family and friends with a delicious Beef Tri-Tip.

 

Now don’t get me wrong, most people would agree that a hamburger would satisfy their appetite, but with the summer in full swing add some flavor to your grill.  Tri-tip is a great choice and the perfect entree if you are hosting a small party of 6-8 or even for your family of four; the leftovers will make a delicious sandwich.  The tri-tip cut comes from the Bottom Sirloin of the cow and is of moderate tenderness and marbling.  The cut started to gain popularity in the 1950’s on the Central California Coast, and has grown in national popularity since. Generally tri-tip’s in your local grocery store range in size from 1 ½ – 2 ½ pounds and in price from $4.50-$6.50/lb. Keep an eye out for summer sales and specials to save you a few dollars.

 

Tri-Tip is not only known for its savory taste, but is also recognized for its size. Usually a tri-tip will be about 2 inches thick allowing for a wonderful, juicy medium rare roast.  Cooking times will vary depending on the thickness of the meat; it could take anywhere from 20-30 min to cook depending on your preference. For myself, I prefer   kosher salt & cracked pepper as the seasoning.  Don’t limit yourself to my tastings, be creative and try different seasonings, there are several various spice blends in your local supermarket.  After you take it off the grill allow the meat to rest about 5 min before slicing.  As a side dish, tri-tip will go well with any of these options, coleslaw, macaroni salad, creamy mac & cheese, baked beans or potato salad.

 

Tri-Tip is an excellent addition to your summer cooking plans.  It is a great choice that will satisfy your friends and family on a budget.  Break away from the hamburgers and hotdogs and start a new tradition this summer

 

Summer Time Tri-Tip

Ingredients:

1 ea – Beef Tri-Tip Roast 1 ½-2 ½ lbs

2 tbsp – Salt, Kosher or Sea Salt

2 tsp – Fresh Cracked Pepper

 

Method:

Mix salt & pepper and rub over roast. Let roast sit for 1-2 hrs, not in refrigerator. Light grill outside. Keep on high if using a gas grill or have coals mostly to one side if using charcoal grill. After grill is hot place roast on hottest section of grill. After 5 min turn roast over and grill for another 5 min. Now, turn down gas grill to med-low or place roast on the side with less coals and cook for about 10 min. Turn roast over and cook for another 10 min or when roast is at desired temperature,120 F for rare to 165 F for well. Take roast off grill and allow it to rest for approx. 5 min.  Slice the roast against the grain of the meat for most tender taste.  Serve immediately with your favorite sides and drink.

 

Enjoy!

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STATE AND A was a total DIVE. Subpar food. Ugly. Stupid. The only good thing was that I met my boyfriend there over 3 years ago The pelpoe who claim it's overpriced simply don't know how to eat out on a budget. I eat out every night almost and sometimes once for breakfast or lunch. This was a deal. And the interiors? They're like the Cloisters. But SB pelpoe don't even know what that is (medieval wing of the Met in NYC) overlooking the Hudson River. The fact that this place didn't make it speaks volumes about SB and nothing about Maggie's. Drunk pelpoe drop all kinds of cash at that obnoxious Marquee with the hip hop nonsense on weekends. Cuz ya know, when I think martinis and Sidecars I think hip hop. (Sarc)And the funk zone has done great. The problem is that they never tapped into the Montecito market. And old wealthy pelpoe in Montecito tend to stay in Montecito to eat. It's a fabulous place: warm, inviting, comfortable. It was my Cheers of SB before or after Granada symphony and ballet and UCSB events. This is just horrendous news.

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We have a wedding on 5th October 2012 and would love to have a full hog roast. Would you be preearpd to offer us your free jacket potato offer even though this would be an October booking? Would you be able to cook the hog roast in a large conservatory rather than in an outside marquee? If not how much space would you require? This is a large wedding party based in a rear garden with marquees set up for seating, music, and a bar; therefore there is no room for a new marquee to be erected. Sorry to bombard you with questions at this stage, but do you offer a service where the hog is cooked prior to it's arrival on site? Kind regards, Dave

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Hi DeborahThank you for your request. As from January we are no logenr providing Jacket potatoes due the fact that we have discovered our Jackets are to big to accompany our Hog Roasts and create to much waste, we have found most of our clients now prefer our Roast Potatoe option as an alternative.Our offer was valid for all events in Dec/Nov. however if you were to book a FULL HOG ROAST now for June we would offer you Free Roast Potatoes.If you require any further information please call 07955 785262Many ThanksWayne http://kogtwgb.com [url=http://muezsaagwsz.com]muezsaagwsz[/url] [link=http://ewwcrnav.com]ewwcrnav[/link]

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At least a lady always had a weapon of sorts handy should she want to use it. However, there is the coruudnnm of does she make use of the weapon and risk nudity or not?

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