Jumbo Mini Tri Tip w/Pics

Discussion in 'Beef' started by jarjarchef, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    As part of my learning what my new toy can do, I have to cook a variety of things. So for education I have to do this.....

    I picked up a tri tip today and decided to do a variation of a reverse sear, but it is really not. I got the smoker to 185 and placed the trip tip in. I seasoned it with a store steak seasoning, need to use it up....... I placed my probes in place and let it go........



    After it reached my desired IT of 125, I removed the pot section of the smoker leaving the lid on, so all of the charcoal would light and get the grate hot for searing.



    I wanted a nice char on the meat, so thw fire was still going good when I put the meat on the grate.



    I wanted some grilled asparagus. So on it went as the tri tip rested.



    Dusted with a bit of fresh grated parmesan cheese....



    A few of the money shots.......




    On my plate I drizzled the asparagus with some 18yr Balsamic and added some mashed potatoes.





    Thank you for looking. Hope your next meal is just as fun...........
     
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  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is one great looking tri tip.

    Looks like the jumbo is working good.

    Man I really want to find tips here.
     
  3. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice , Jarjar , good looking 'Tri' . Delicious looking plate , don't you just love "Old Balsamic"[​IMG]
     
  4. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It is doing pretty well. I may need to continue my research. ....

    Thank you.
    I love balsamic. Unfortunately I can't afford anything over 18yr. At work I get to play with 50yr and 100yr. Those are simply amazing!
     
  5. Oh Man, Out Of The Park!!  My two faves, Tri Tip and asparagus.  Great char, too... Nice job!  Taters look like they may have been, ..amended...a bit too?
     
  6. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thank you. My wife is very conservative with the food she eats, so grilled asparagus was new for her. I think it went over well, just no balsamic for her. I love mashed potatoes with beef. Not sure what was amended was for on tators? I only make skin on mashed tators at home. Sour cream, butter, milk and S&P very simple and yes they have lumps. Only way I like them, not the under cooked lumps thoe. Whipped potatoes are another story....
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice Smoke! Love tri tip and yours looks Spectacular!!! Yummmm!!!!!

    Skin on mashers is the only way to do mashed taters!!!
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2014
  8. Look fantastic. Nicely plated. That is the best thing about a new smoker, You get to try it out on everything you have ever cooked before just to see how it does.

    Happy smoken.

    David 
     
  9. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thank you. I have a hard time getting them to let me do skin on mashed tators at work. They yell me they look too home style. I tell them it shows we use the real stuff......


    Thank you. Yes I love the learning process. Doing some cheese right now. I'll post when done.
     
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have a hard time passing them off at family gatherings! Finally got the wife to admit she likes them better! But the rest of the family thinks taters need to have the texture of whipped cream... And loaded with all kinds if other stuff too. I just want a little garlic in them that's it!
     
  11. Oh man, everything from the color to the plating look awesome. Makes me hungry after just eating!!!
     
  12. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's a tasty looking Tri tip!
     
  13. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    That's a great looking meal! I bet it tasted even better...
     
  14. bworthy

    bworthy Smoke Blower

    That tri tip looks perfect! Good lookin plate of food Jar Jar.
     
  15. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I don't give them a choice for family gatherings. I tell them my peeler is broke and if they want them peeled they can do it. I make it the way I like it. So they eat what I serve. I agree simple is best, mine have a little more then just garlic, but are simple and quick to make.

    Thank you.

    Thank you.

    Thank you. We did enjoy it very much. Only a little left for a sandwich.

    Thank you.
     
  16. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man that looks great. And you had me at balsamic. Thumbs Up
     
  17. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thank you. I love balsamic. In Cocoa Florida there is a place that sells all kinds of infused balsamics. My oldest daughter and I will go and get a couple bottles to play with every so offten. I still like the ordinary 20yr aged best.
     
  18. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Balsamic adds so much depth to everything. Adds some nice sweetness. How can you go wrong.

    If I ever get near Cocoa Florida I will look that place up.
     
  19. Those tators are perfect!    I just knew they weren't your basic, boring, skinless, tasteless.......    Score!
     
  20. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    They do mail order. Let me know if you want the site address or phone number.

    Thank you.
     

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