Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Grilling Out

A few weeks ago, I attempted red meat for the first time, with the help of my dad. It was a lot harder to bring myself to handle than fish was. We chose a nice Tri Tip Steak. Tri Tip steak is a cut that comes from a Tri Tip Roast and is a great cut for grilling. It is less expensive than some other steak cuts but is still very flavorful, has great marbling and is very tender, when cooked correctly. The marinade I used was meant for a quick marinade--perfect for a busy day.

Quick Marinated Tri Tip Steak
Adapted from Noble Pig

1/2 Pound-1 Pound Tri Tip Steaks
1/4 Cup grainy mustard (I used Dijon that was not grainy)
2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 Teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1 Tablespoon hoisin
1 Teaspoon minced garlic
1 Teaspoon minced peeled ginger
1/4 Teaspoon ground black pepper
Salt to taste

Whisk together the mustard, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, hoisin, garlic, ginger, pepper and salt.

Coat all sides if the steaks with the marinade. Cover and chill for 1 hour or longer.

The grilling technique will depend on the size of the steak, the type of the grill and how well done you would like it. We cooked ours away from the flame for about 8 minutes on each side...I'd say? But it's really variable. Ours turned out a little more well done that I had hoped for but they still turned out delicious. The meat was very tender and the marinade was delicious. I love ginger and garlic in any thing and the hoisin, lime and mustard worked wonderfully together. This would be great sliced and placed over a salad.

1 comment:

  1. That was a great meal. You're a natural meat-handling griller!