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Karl’s Salt and Pepper Barbecued Tri-tip

Daughter Miriam has been sick lately and cannot eat anything in the pepper or lily families— no chili powders, garlic, leeks, onion, or peppers (even bell peppers).  This has made Sunday dinners quite a challenge lately. I needed to make something that was both flavorful, but without the things that would make her feel ill.

Karl's Salt and Pepper Barbecued Tri-tip

Karl’s Salt and Pepper Barbecued Tri-tip

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Karl’s Christmas Tri-tip Tacos

It is always a challenge to decide what to make for Christmas Eve dinner. I have done lamb, crab & lobster bisque, and last year I made tamales—since Jan discovered that she is a quarter Cora, we have been trending toward Mexican cuisine in our Christmas celebrations. This year, Miriam asked for tri-tip tacos—and tacos call out for beans.

Karl’s Christmas Tri-tip Tacos

Karl’s Christmas Tri-tip Tacos

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Karl’s Barbecued Mulled Port Tri-tip

I decided to barbecue some tri-tip for Memorial Day. I have done this roast many different ways—California Fusion, Sichuan, Salt and Pepper with Green Pepper Sauce, Moroccan, Santa Maria style, Teriyaki, Cajun, and just plain Barbequed. What could I do that was new and different? I looked at some recipes marinating beef in red wine, but they seemed mundane.

Karl’s Barbecued Mulled Port Tri-tip

Karl’s Barbecued Mulled Port Tri-tip

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Karl’s California Fusion Barbecued Tri-tip

A barbecue is very traditional for a Labor Day weekend, this year I decided to do tri-tip. Tri-tip is a very popular beef roast to barbecue in California—popularized in Oakland and Santa Maria in the 1950’s. The problems with this cut—it’s thick fat cap and odd shape—leads much of the rest of the world to slice this roast into steaks. The Hispanic world—of which California is really still a part of—knows better. Done right it is flavorful, moist and juicy—of course done wrong it is carbonized, dry and chewy.

Karl’s California Fusion Barbecued Tri-tip

Karl’s California Fusion Barbecued Tri-tip

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Karl’s Barbecued Sichuan Tri-tip

Last Sunday I made a barbequed Sichuan chicken. It was so successful that I decided to do something similar with a beef tri-tip. Beef will stand up to stronger flavors than chicken, so I added some onion, chili flakes and white pepper to the sauce.

Karl’s Barbecued Sichuan Tri-tip

Karl’s Barbecued Sichuan Tri-tip

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Karl’s Salt and Pepper Tri-tip with Green Pepper Sauce

I decided to experiment with pickled green pepper (Piper nigrum ). This is a new spice for my family, so I plan to go cautiously. When I did my surf and turf for Miriam’s birthday I discovered just how good a tri-tip could be with simply salt and pepper.

Karl’s Salt and Pepper Tri-tip with Green Pepper Sauce

Karl’s Salt and Pepper Tri-tip
with Green Pepper Sauce

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