Saturday, May 3, 2014

Tri-Tip Sirloin Steak Marinade

Last weekend I visited an old friend and he made a marinated tri-tip sirloin steak.  The steak came marinated from a local butcher shop.  I decided to try to make my own marinade and use a tri-tip steak that was in the freezer from our cow purchase last fall.  Here is there recipe I made (it was a combination of a couple of recipes I found):

- 1 T kosher salt
- 1 T ground black pepper
- 1 T garlic powder
- 1 T oregano
- 1 t cayenne pepper
- 1 t dried rosemary
- 1/2 t dry sage
- 2 T olive oil

In a bowl, combine all the dry spices.  Transfer the mixed spices to a zip-lok bag, and add the olive oil.  Mix well.

Place the steak in the bag and rub the bag to that the marinade coats the steak.  Place the bag in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours.

Prepare a fire in your grill.  When the grill is ready, cook the steak until done, flipping the steak once.  When done, remove the steak from the grill and place on a cutting board.  Cover the steak will aluminum foil and allow to rest for 8-10 minutes.

Serve with a hearty red wine.

Cook's Notes:  I cooked the steak for just over 11 minutes.  The steak was a perfect medium rare throughout.  You need to monitor the cooking closely, because if you over cook the steak, the meat will be very tough to chew.  We served a 2011 Zinfandel (Rock Wall) from California with the steak, along with green beans and a Caesar salad.  It was a wonderful meal.