Tri Tip's have hit Louisiana

Discussion in 'Beef' started by cajunsmoker, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Finally found my first Trip Tip at the Albertson's grocery here in Monroe. Kinda pricey I thought ($4.97#) but I bought one anyway. [​IMG]

    Guess I'll give it a try this weekend.
     
  2. reflect

    reflect Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    I'm in Ohio, I never see tri-tips in the rack. However a lot of times if I ask the butcher has them in the back.

    Take care,

    Brian
     
  3. buddy

    buddy StickBurners

    I've done a few tri trips and I really like them. I've got a friend thats a butcher for kroger and he'll cut one when I need it. Good luck with it and enjoy.
     
  4. bigal

    bigal Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Is it trimmed, CajunS? (not much fat at all on it) That may add some cost. If you like it, the cost will be pennies.

    I can get it for $3.29/# if I buy about 16#, one vac bag. It's easy, doesn't take long, and is very tasty.

    Hope you like it as much as we do. If you have any questions, just ask. I've smoked about 35#'s of it. Still don't know what the hell I'm doin, but I can bs pretty good. [​IMG]

    Good luck, show us some pics.
     
  5. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Al[​IMG] , it is trimmed pretty good, weighs a little over 3#'s.

    I plan on reviewing all your old tri-tip posts so I don't screw this one up. I'm excited about having something new to play with[​IMG] .

    I got a new bottle of horseradish sauce also.[​IMG] Love it with my prime rib.[​IMG]
     
  6. zardnok

    zardnok Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Thanks for the heads up! I was going to buy a brisket for this weekend, but I may hit up on Albertsons instead to see if they have them in Shreveport as well.
     
  7. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    So Cajun did you try it out yet?
     
  8. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thought you'd never ask[​IMG]

    Here is the 3# tri tip after trimming about ½# of fat off it.
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    After a simple rub of salt, fresh ground pepper, garlic salt and onion powder
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    Sharing time with the brisket. Panned the brisket at this time also.
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    Put in a chunk of pecan and this chunk of cherry (for Scott)
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    Flipped after an hour at 350* on the hot side of the smoker
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    Well done was required by the wife[​IMG]
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    Plated with a baked tater, spinach salad and grilled bread
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    Although I would have liked a little bit rarer finish, I loved the taste of the tri tip.
     
  9. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks scrumptous cajunsmoker. I gotta find me one of those tri tips.. I know BigAl swears by em.. but then again he just swears a lot.

    Keep Smokin (and showin us pics)
     
  10. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Man O man Rodger, I sure wish I lived near you...Beautiful plate..... great smoke ring.....drooling and I'm full. I love Satuday night food porn, let's me know what I'm gonna try the next week.

    Do you think you could share your wilted spinach salad recipe.....even the salad is making me drool.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  11. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It's from the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs, Ark. Baby spinach, red onion, shiitake mushrooms (if not available Portabella). Fry bacon, add bacon to salad and wilt with bacon grease and balsamic vinegrette dressing. Good eats.
     
  12. That looks mighty fine, Roger, as per expected! [​IMG]
     
  13. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thank you much Cajun, copied and filed.[​IMG]
     
  14. vulcan75001

    vulcan75001 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Lookin good there Rodger..[​IMG]
     
  15. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    That sure does look wonderful Rodger! Ummmmmmmmmmm Hmmmmmmmm
     
  16. zardnok

    zardnok Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    I thought I smelled something wafting down the interstate!
     
  17. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks like some good eats there
     
  18. bigal

    bigal Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Very, very nice Rodger! Not surprised at all, you always have great look'n food. That meal looked fantastic! [​IMG][​IMG]

    Thanks for the pics!
     
  19. kennymn

    kennymn Meat Mopper

    ( 6:00 am Sunday moring ) way to early in the morning to see great looking porn like that makes my stomach go nuts , need to get a beer or two to calm it down !!! ( TWO THUMBS UP )
     
  20. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That is a mighty fine looking meal there.

    Other than it being overcooked how did she taste?

    Nothing quite like Tri-tip
     

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