Thursday, June 18, 2009

Grilled Tri-Tip with Tequila Marinade

My BIL is really into Tri-Tip steak. We've had it several times at their place & it's always delicious.
I don't see it around in the markets much. But, I did recently, then purchased it & had no idea what to do with it. I found this great marinade on Epicurious & gave it a try. It was really good & I would recommend trying it for anything from flank steak, to chicken breasts, or even fajitas.

Start with one whole Tri-Tip roast. It's usually about 2-2.5 pounds. Place it in a resealable plastic bag.

Next, begin the marinade.
Juice several limes, until you have about a 1/2 cup lime juice.

To that, add a 1/2 cup olive oil,

and pour it into a mixing bowl.

Add a 1/3 cup soy sauce,

a 1/4 cup tequila,

& 7 cloves of garlic {minced}.

Next, mince a 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro,

and add that to the marinade.

Whisk it all up,

and pour it into the bag with the steak.
Seal the bag & marinate for at least 2 hours, or overnight. The longer the better!

When you are ready to cook, heat the grill to medium high & cook the steak for about 10-15 minutes {for medium-rare}.
Depending on the thickness of your steak, it may need longer.

Flip & grill the other side the same amount of time.
Remove from the grill, cover with foil & let the steak rest for at least 10 minutes.
Slice the steak very thinly across the grain & serve.


kadler said...

This looks absolutely delicious. Love the recipe and photography!

Bridget said...

This recipe looks amazing! Thank you for sharing.

I've included it in my Top 25 recipe posts on Twitter because its such a winner!!

Thank you again for the beautiful post.

Bridge x

katie said...

Thanks Bridget!
I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

Stemsandseeds said...

Love Tri-Tip, is your brother in law from Cali.? They are huge into the tri-tip out there.

Susan said...

This is unbelievably easy and delicious. Hot, cold, on a sandwich, in a salad, or just to nosh. Really great.

katie said...

Thanks Susan! Glad you liked it!

Anonymous said...

Can I marinate this for about 48 hours? I'd like to prepare this at home and grill it at a campsite. Marinating it for 2 days shouldn't hurt it, right?

katie said...

I've never tried marinating steak that long. But, I would think it would be fine?

Anonymous said...

I'm from Northern California and I know for our family tri-tip is a staple during grilling season! When I marinade it I always do a minimum of 2 days and have let it marinade for up to 6 days. When leaving the meat for that long make sure you massage it and flip it once a day, every day.

Happy Grilling!

Anonymous said...

I've made this recipe for years and always had rave reviews from everyone! Love it! Also included in the marinade is 2 tsp each grated lime peel, grd cumin, dried oregano and 1 tsp black pepper. Also, when I've purchased the two tri tip pkg at Costco I marinate both tri tips in separate baggies then freeze the other for a later date. Comes out great!

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