Last night we had luscious tri-tip steaks and asparagus (on sale for $1.48 per lb) - both grilled to perfection. The emergency? It was my last package of frozen tri-tips. Arrrrrrrrrrrrgh!
I purchase the whole tri-tip at Costco and slice the steaks extra thick. There's usually 2 or 3 tri-tips per package which yields about 50 or so steaks. It works out to about $1.50 - $2.00 for each very large steak. Try buying a good steak in the grocery store for $2.00.
After freezing them on a cookie sheet they are vacuum sealed in packages of 4 or 6. This usually saves way over $2.00 per lb. and lasts about a year. Guess I'll head to Costco this week and grab another tri-tip.
This is what a tri-tip looks like. When slicing it into steaks always remember to start from the pointy end. That way you don't have to worry about the gibberish about cutting across (or is that with?) the grain.
It comes from here:
Having a BBQ party? Make life easy and throw a whole tri-tip on the grill:
While the roast is "resting" throw some asparagus on the grill after covering it with a bit of olive oil and a sprinkle of kosher salt.
or mixed veggies in a grill basket:
or on a skewer...
Fancy dinner party? How about Peppered Tri-tip Steaks with pepper cream sauce?
How about steak and eggs for breakfast the next morning?
or steak salad for lunch?
or tacos for dinner?
I'm officially hungry right now. How about you?