I love tri-tip, ever since my boyfriend introduced me to it. It has so much flavor and requires so little to prepare it for cooking. Trader Joe's has both tri-tip roasts, marinated and unmarinated, as well as trip-tip steaks, which are thinner and smaller slices off of the roast. There is not much marbling so it's a lean cut. You can also ask a butcher if they'll give you one. Try it out. I think you'll really like it. I ate this with some peewee potatoes (aka smaller than new potatoes!) tossed with a bit of butter, salt, and pepper. It was so good and so easy.
- One package tri-tip steaks (I got a pack of 4)
- garlic salt
- freshly cracked black pepper (or multicolored if you'd like)
- olive oil
Preheat a grill pan or grill. Pat both sides of the steaks dry, then season the top side liberally with the garlic salt and pepper. Drizzle a bit of olive oil on the seasoned side.
Place them seasoned side down on the grill pan or grill, repeating the seasoning process on the unseasoned side.
Let them cook for about 3 minutes per side, more if you want them more done. This will get you medium rare steaks, which I generally do not like but are delicious with tri-tip.
Let them rest for a few minutes before cutting them, then dig in!