Tuesday, October 24

Tasty Tuesday--Mmmm...Tri Tip

My blog sistas, I am writing to you today about the most glorious supermarket innovation EVER. I just took it for granted that it was everywhere, like tortillas. My auntie from Tennessee had no idea what we were talking about.

Go ask your butcher for some Tri Tip. When the local market throws some on the grill, my heart goes pitter pat. I will pay their highway robbery prices to take one home already cooked and melt in your mouth tender. Or I will grill one myself. But I don't do it as well as the burly boy from the market.

Costco sells them here, but my auntie says not so in the south. Brisket is hard to find here so I guess it's a regional thing. Tri tip is a good compromise for us because I like it Pink and the Honey likes it overcooked. I am slowly bringing him around. But Don't let anybody put barbecue sauce on it. Ugh. Why ruin a perfectly good piece of meat with that goo? That's okay for ribs. Tri tip deserves better.

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I was trying to put in a Flickr photo, but alas, no luck.

Here's a little more info from our friends at Wiki.


Sayre said...

So, what IS Tri Tip? Beef, pork, poultry? I am also in the south, so whatever it is, I probably won't be able to find it (just like a Costco - we don't have those here either).

crse said...

See? I sold meat and am NOT located in the south and never heard of this intriguing cut!

factor 10 said...

zzpnOh, ladies--totally worth a trip to the butcher, wikipedia printout in hand. We like it because it is, in fact, triangle shaped, so the little ends are more done for the honey, the middle (and strangely, the larger pieces) is all for me! Sayre, it used to go moo. And I can live with that.