It’s been said that beef tri tip is a West Coast thing. If that’s the case then I’m so sorry! Tri tip is one of my all time favorite cuts of beef, but hey if you can’t find tri tip in your neck of the woods, then by all means, get some sirloin, or beef ribs. Whatever your fancy, Joris’s Spicy Rub from Home Made Summer Cookbook Review and Giveaway has got to be a must try in your kitchen.
This unique spicy rub will last a few summer meals in your spice jar and is super easy to make. Flavors of lemon zest, Chinese five-spice, fresh ground chiles, garlic and sweet cardamom give this rub an extra appeal. And the turmeric adds beautiful color. (Hey, did you think beef was always yellow?)
Joris’s Spicy Rub
2 Tb Chinese five-spice powder
1 Tb garlic powder
1-2 dried cayenne chiles, ground
finely grated zest of 1 1/2 lemons
1 Tb turmeric
1 Tb cardamom
1/2-1 Tb salt
1/2 Tb pepper
Mix all the rub ingredients together and store in an airtight spice jar in the pantry.
When you are ready to cook, rub down your meat of choice-even chicken-with the beautiful rub, wrap the meat in plastic wrap for a few hours and let the rub do the rest.
You don’t need any oil for this rub, hence the DRY rub. The fats in the meat will do their job and let those spices get to work on the grill or under the broiler.
When you are ready to grill, unwrap the meat and place it on a greased grill and cook the meat by pound according to the cooking guidelines of your meat.
My tri tip took about 45 minutes on medium low on my indoor grill with plenty of flipping and flopping. 😉
And of course, zucchini had to join the party!
Adapted from Home Made Summer by Yvette van Boven
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