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Surf and Turf

Choice Tri Tip from Costco (looks prime to me):


Balsamic Glazed and seasoned with BPS Money and Double Secret. In the fridge:


After a few hours, on the MAK on smoke for an hour:


Raised to 275F after an hour on smoke. Held temperature until Tri Tip was 142F:


Rested for 20 minutes and then sliced:


Shrimp, marinated in Desert Gold and EVOO on the MAK:


All plated up with tri tip, Shrimp, pinto beans, cucumber, onion, and tomato salad, and broccoli:


Best cook in a long time.

Thanks for looking!


Absolutely nailed that tritip Norcal! Rest of plate looks awesome also! is that plate for the whole family??? ;)


That's got to be one of the best looking tri-tips I've ever seen. It looks more like it should've been graded as prime with that much fat marbling.

And you cooked it to perfection to boot!


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Wow... brilliant. Tri-tip will be the perfect easy first cook once I get set up.

"Choice Tri Tip from Costco (looks prime to me)"
I always tell people that Costco Choice punches above its weight and their prime is usually pretty lousy (for prime). I make sure to compare them each purchase to see if its worth the price difference. That's a great cut and cooked beautifully.
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