Saturday, August 15, 2009

Ron's Marvelous Marinade

Thank you for indulging me as I ranted on about Kate's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day! I think I will join Alexander when he moves to Australia. Most of you are probably familiar with this children's book written by Judith Viorst. I love it! It dawned on me today that I actually had ended up in Australia! I visited Suzie at her wonderful blog, Munch+Nibble, and she is in Australia, so, in a sense, I was there. I do feel better also!

The Kitchen Gnome is barbecuing so I mixed up our favorite marinade. It came from Ron who was our neighbor when we first got married. Ron could barbecue a mean tri tip! A tri tip (sometimes called a triangle roast) is a cut of meat that is readily available in our area. I have learned that it isn't a cut of meat in most markets outside the state. It will be. Over the years it has picked up in availability.

The tri tip is only found on one side of the beef. Many butchers grind it into hamburger. It is at the bottom of the sirloin. Not only does it have a great flavor, but also tends to be lower in fat than most other cuts, so it's a good lean cut. It is a great roast or it can be cut into steaks, either way, it is versatile and a great cut of meat.


Ron's Marvelous Marinade

1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup salad oil
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp seasoned pepper
1 clove garlic

Mix marinade in a 2 cup measuring cup. Put the trimmed tri tip in a zip lock and pour in the marinade. Turn the meat frequently. Makes enough for a six pound roast.

PRINTABLE RECIPE


The dinner was delicious as was the wine!

This was the only picture I had....it is a bit messy, sorry!

10 comments:

  1. Messy, schmessy!!! It looks wonderful...I will try Rons Marinade. I always feel like I'm unwrapping a present with Marinades...Like a surprise taste...Never know quite how it will taste until the moment it hits the taste buds. I love the anticipation. Your post on chocolate...cute, I'm right with you on the "I need it" part. Texas sheet cake has been a fav. of our family for years. Plenty for a big group! Thanks for stopping by, xoxo~Kathy~@ Sweet Up-North Mornings... p.s. I'm wondering if you had trouble leaving a comment? There were three the same...sometimes I do on other blogs, like to know if people are having difficulty, Thanks my friend!

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  2. You cooked it just the way I like it. Yum!

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  3. This is such a great story! Ron's marinade looks fabulous as well.

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  4. hey, when it comes to meat juices, the messier, the better! sounds like a great meat treatment. :)

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  5. I'm not much of a beef eater, but this is really starting to make me hungry....and...want beef! Thanks for the tip about the tri tip...I'll give it a try!

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  6. Gorgeous piece of beef and cooked to perfection! Never heard of a tri tip before but will ask at my market!

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  7. I love tri tip. Seems like I heard that it is a cut that butchers and chefs used to keep for themselves because it was so good. Thanks for visiting my blog. I am enjoying yours.

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  8. Yup, I can confirm that this is the best marinade ever! Sooooo tasty.

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  9. I love the Alexander book, and often laugh to myself about it when I am having one of those days. Interestingly, the version of the book published here and in the UK has Alexander saying he will move to Timbuktoo!

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