Seared Tri Tip Bites with Smoky Date Sauce #TripleSBites

Seared Tri Tip Bites with Smoky Date Sauce | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

 

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Seared Tri Tip Bites with Smoky Date Sauce | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

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Seared Tri Tip Bites with Smoky Date Sauce

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Number of servings: 12

Per Serving 225 calories

Fat 13 g

Carbs 2 g

Protein 24 g

12


Seared Tri Tip Bites with Smoky Date Sauce

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 6

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs sirloin tri tip
  • 2 Tb canola oil
  • 1 Tb apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tb Syrenas Seduction – Hot Sweet Jamaican Jerk Hot Sauce
  • 1 tsp Gourmet Garden chunky garlic paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 cup Smoky Date Not Ketchup Sauce

Instructions

  1. Cut and trim the tri tip into 1 inch bites.
  2. Combine the marinade ingredients in a large bowl and add to tri tip. Toss well and set aside in a cool place for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat a large Grill/Griddle over medium heat and spray with cooking spray.
  4. Sear beef on all sides until cooked to desired doneness, about 6-10 minutes.
  5. Smother with Not Ketchup and garnish with Gourmet Garden’s lightly dried red pepper flakes.

Home Made Summer-The Spicy-Spice Rubbed Tri Tip

Spice Rubbed Tri Tip | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

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

Ingredients:
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

Spiced Rub on TriTip | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Mix all the rub ingredients together and store in an airtight spice jar in the pantry.

Spiced Rub on TriTip | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

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.

Spiced Rub on TriTip | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

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!

Spiced Rub on TriTip | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Bon appetite!

Adapted from Home Made Summer by Yvette van Boven

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