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Tri Tip The Best & the Worst
I just had what might have been the tastiest piece of meat I ever had.
I got a small Tri Tip from Wild Fork---- The first Tri Tip I ever had.
It was pretty small (2.5 lbs), but thicker than we usually get.
It was prime, so even though I didn't see much marbling, I didn't SV it---I just went right to the Ninja.
So since we don't eat much lately I cut it in two pieces first, for 2 different days’ Suppers.
I Marinated one, and Fridged the other one, for the next night.
Then I went through my normal Ninja Smart Steak grilling process. It tasted Great, but was super lean. No gristle, but very hard to chew. Linda even complained, and that takes a lot.
So I told her, I should have Sous Vide' it, but I never used SV on a Prime Steak before.
I took my first couple slices across grain (easy to figure out), and they were all tough.
Then I took slices from about 6 different angles, and it didn’t matter. I had to slice it real thin, just like I slice Beef Eye Round. Real thin was the only way I could eat this.
So I bagged the second half of the Tri Tip, & set my Sous Vide Supreme @ 132°, and gave it a 22 hour bath. I used 132° because above 130° is where it is safe without any other calculations. I used 22 hours, because that was how many hours there were between then & time to eat on the next day.
We had that today, and it was Awesome. I think I just had my worst steak & the best steak I ever had in my life all from the same piece of meat.
Again "Sous Vide" proves it's Value!!!
Thanks For Looking, Guys!!
One 2.5 lb Prime Tri Tip (Wild Fork):
Split in half for 2 Suppers for each of us (Me & Mrs Bear):
1st Big Half Grilling in the Ninja:
Bear's Half of the First Half for the first Night, with Ninja Roasted Taters & Cranberry Sauce:
Second Half of the Trip Tip in Sous Vide bag, after 22 hours @ 132°:
Finishing 2nd Smaller Half in Ninja a couple minutes on each side:
Inside Just Right:
Bear's 2nd Supper, with Half of the Smaller second half, with Ninja Roasted Taters & Cranberry Sauce: