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jwtseng
12-13-2015, 06:34 PM
All I can say is wow. I was walking through Safeway today and spied this beauty nestled amongst all the Choice tritip. It was labelled (and priced) as Choice!

http://i.imgur.com/r3EPHjxh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/tYmbuOKh.jpg

Craziness!

landarc
12-13-2015, 06:35 PM
Wow, that is a fantastic tri-tip. Of course, it could be from a Choice grade carcass, but, it is gonna eat like Prime.


Why did you cut it like that?

COS
12-13-2015, 06:40 PM
Good find, I'm with landarc why you cut it that way?

4ever3
12-13-2015, 06:51 PM
Total CRAP!!!

Send it here and I will dispose of properly!!!

jwtseng
12-13-2015, 06:51 PM
I was dying to see what the insides looked like lol....actually I'm trying two different rubs and splitting it up into two meals

SmokinM
12-13-2015, 06:56 PM
Wow that's awesome. How much a pound? Hopefully you picked up more than one.

jwtseng
12-13-2015, 07:14 PM
This was the only one that looked like *that*. $6.99 a pound in Cali

jwtseng
12-13-2015, 08:22 PM
K...this half was rubbed with Oakridge Santa Maria, smoked to 120, and then grilled for 2 minutes on each side. Rested for 10 minutes and sliced.

Smoked & Grilled:
http://i.imgur.com/6DqUcgzh.jpg

Sliced up and ready to eat:
http://i.imgur.com/1xt25eYh.jpg

Plated up with M&C and some rabbit food:
http://i.imgur.com/iBMY50Uh.jpg

The marbling tasted very rich and filling:
http://i.imgur.com/jLfM64ch.jpg

Wasn't good at all...
http://i.imgur.com/DaPijsLh.jpg

:thumb::thumb::thumb:

mike-cleveland
12-13-2015, 08:28 PM
I agree, does not look good one bit.

Q Junkie
12-13-2015, 08:39 PM
Every now and then you will find a prize tri-tip like that. When I see them I grab them because there is nothing better. All of the ones that I have found like yours were also choice grade and seemed to be on the small to med size but sooooo good. :clap2:

ssv3
12-13-2015, 09:57 PM
Beautiful all around! That looks just about wagyu-ish. :shock:

Jason TQ
12-13-2015, 10:07 PM
Dang that is some nice marbleing

SmokinM
12-13-2015, 10:11 PM
Amazingly done...would loved to have tried it.

Lexicon Devil
12-13-2015, 10:20 PM
That looks awesome, I love tri tip but that one is just...wow

Edit: excellent job on the cook too.

FireChief
12-14-2015, 06:42 AM
I think I cried a little bit when I saw the finished product. Wow. Sniff....

sliding_billy
12-14-2015, 06:46 AM
Nice find. Looks like wagyu.

COS
12-14-2015, 07:16 AM
I think you planted a subliminal message into my head. I just ordered a wagyu tri-tip along with a brisket point.

HossIsBoss
12-14-2015, 07:37 AM
Man that looks delicious.

Decoy205
12-14-2015, 07:55 AM
Great hunk of meat right there!

fuzzy1626
12-14-2015, 08:00 AM
Wow, nice piece of beef...:thumb:

SmokinJohn
12-14-2015, 08:44 AM
I am stopping by Safeway on the way home....dannnnnng!

THoey1963
12-14-2015, 11:16 AM
Damn, nice find. I ordered some Tri-Tips from a mail order place that didn't look that nice and cost a LOT more...

jwtseng
12-14-2015, 12:09 PM
Other half will be Oakridge Carne Crosta. The Santa Maria was nice and savory with very nice crust formation. I'm hoping the Carne Crosta will have a little more depth of flavor.

Corky
12-14-2015, 01:11 PM
I have done several tritips with Carne Crosta and they have been amazing.

landarc
12-14-2015, 01:14 PM
Nicely cooked

jwtseng
12-14-2015, 06:00 PM
I have done several tritips with Carne Crosta and they have been amazing.

Do you recommend "packing" the Carne Crosta rub on before grilling or just a standard coating? I'm wondering because the Carne Crosta rub supposedly depends on high heat grilling in order to release the coffee flavors, etc and form a crust. Is more better or will that make it too salty?

jwtseng
12-14-2015, 11:07 PM
Alright, here's the other half of the tritip. This one was rubbed with Oakridge Carne Costa and sousvide for 1.5 hours at 130. Then seared on a cast iron grill top. I daresay this was even better than last night (the other half). Perfectly rare-med-rare with a crunchy earthy-tasting savory crust. Can't eat like this every night for sure...

Sousvide, seared, and rested:
http://i.imgur.com/TbjPrfQh.jpg

Sliced and looking real good:
http://i.imgur.com/MYfQimEh.jpg

Supper!
http://i.imgur.com/eG7Kujvh.jpg
:thumb:

jcopple
12-14-2015, 11:39 PM
That's some good looking fare. Your making me hungry for some tritip.

FireChief
12-15-2015, 12:22 AM
I think I cried a little bit when I saw the finished product. Wow. Sniff....

Again....sniff....

Moose
12-15-2015, 01:12 AM
All I can say is wow. I was walking through Safeway today and spied this beauty nestled amongst all the Choice tritip. It was labelled (and priced) as Choice!

http://i.imgur.com/r3EPHjxh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/tYmbuOKh.jpg

Craziness!

James,

I've NEVER seen a USDA Prime Tri-tip come close that in terms of marbling, let alone a Choice. You really scored, big time!

This was a cross section of Snake River Farms American Kobe Tri-Tip I purchased a few years ago I will share for comparison purposes:

http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae286/Pashn8one/IMG_3702.jpg

I would say what you had was not only comparable, but possibly even better. If you can make friends with the butcher at the market you purchased the tri-tip at, and if he can get you a dozen or so a month like this one, it's probably worth buying a chest freezer just to stock up on them...:thumb:

COS
12-15-2015, 01:58 AM
Mosse, I was thinking that when I seen that marbling. It was better than than the wagyu tri-tip I got a while back.