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Karl & Miriam’s Sous-Vide Santa Maria Tri-tip

Son-in-law Chris has requested tri-tip for his birthday meal. My daughter, Miriam, has been experimenting with her new sous-vide device and we decided to make a joint effort and give it a try. We settled on Santa Maria tri-tip as the seasoning—Myr would sous-vide the meat and I would grill it.

Karl & Miriam’s Sous-Vide Santa Maria Tri-tip

Karl & Miriam’s Sous-Vide Santa Maria Tri-tip

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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 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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Karl’s Surf and Turf

Miriam requested Surf and Turf for her birthday dinner this week end. I suggested several possible international spicings, but she wanted it to be a simple salt and pepper tri-tip. If you are going to eat beef, sometimes you just want to taste the beef.

Karl’s Salt and Pepper Tri-tip

Karl’s Salt and Pepper Tri-tip

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Karl’s Santa Maria Barbecued Tri-tip

On the Fourth of July we went to a friend’s house for Santa Maria barbeque. Jan liked it so much that she asked me to make it this Sunday. A Santa Maria Barbecue is not complete without pinquito beans and Santa Maria style salsa.

Karl’s Santa Maria Barbecued Tri-tip

Karl’s Santa Maria Barbecued Tri-tip

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Karl’s Apple Wood Smoked Teriyaki Tri-tip

Fanime is this weekend, so we have had a bunch of teenagers camped out on our living room floor. Our usual Sunday dinner got pushed to Memorial Day. Traditionally this holiday means barbecue. Jan asked for tri-tip.

Karl’s Apple Wood Smoked Teriyaki Tri-tip

Karl’s Apple Wood Smoked Teriyaki Tri-tip

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Karl’s Cajun Oven Roasted Tri-tip

We have a French teenager visiting us for three weeks. Jan wants to give her some real California experiences. The experience for today is good food eaten outdoors on the patio.

Karl’s Cajun Oven Roasted Tri-tip

Karl’s Cajun Oven Roasted Tri-tip

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Karl’s Barbequed Tri-tip

Tri-tip was on sale at Safeway this week and I decided I wanted it for Daddy’s Day. While my favorite barbequed meat is lamb, a good tri-tip comes in a close second. That is, of course, the rub. A good tri-tip has a red-ish brown crust on the outside and is juicy and tender on the inside. However, what you usually end up with is a blackened, scorched crust and mostly tough, dry meat.

Karl’s Barbequed Tri-tip

Karl’s Barbequed Tri-tip

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