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Memorial Day BBQ – BBQ Tri-tip on the Grill

 

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

With Memorial Day around the corner I wanted everyone to know about tri-tip, as promised in an early post.

Tri-tip is the best cut of meat to BBQ on the grill. It’s the most popular cut in the Central Coast of California and Central Valley regions of California to BBQ.

Tri-tip is a cut of meat from the bottom sirloin. It’s a small triangle muscle and there are only one per side of beef. Weight can be 1.5 lbs to 2.5 lbs each.

It’s best not to over season a tri-tip. Salt, pepper, garlic salt and granulated garlic is all you need to season this flavorful cut of meat. BBQ correctly, indirectly over medium heat, on the grill and the flavor is amazing. I prefer to BBQ as a roast (also known as a triangle roast), but you can also cut into one inch thick steaks and BBQ on the grill. Always allow the meat to rest for at least 10 minutes before carving or serving.
 
 

 
 
Tri-tip roast (triangle roast) is a lean cut of meat and should not be overcooked. A tri-tip roast should be cooked to medium. A thermometer can be used to check for doneness. To some people this roast at medium may seem underdone. My advice would be to grill to medium, let rest and slice then grill slices to preferred doneness.

This cut of meat has become very popular for its full flavor, lower fat content, and comparatively lower cost. Some Costco’s and Sam Club’s around the country have started to carry it.

If you are unable to find it in any of your local stores ask a butcher for the cut. Make sure they are a member of the “North American Meat Processors Association” (NAMP).

Ask them for cut IMPS/NAMP 185C (with fat) or IMPS/NAMP 185D (without fat – This is the preferred cut).

All in all this is the best cut of meat for the grill. Find it, enjoy it and let me know what you thought.
 
 
 

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**FATHER’S DAY ALERT!!!** Summer’s HEEEEERE

 

Summer’s coming and this would be a great utensil to have. I found this and thought it was so inventive and useful.

Grill Wrangler – Three-in-one BBQ tool.

Grill Wrangler - Three-in-one BBQ tool

With a simple slide-n-lock mechanism, Grill Wrangler transforms to tongs to spatula to grilling fork.

Features:
– Tongs – wide mouth with smooth spring action for grabbing and gripping
– Spatula – large stainless steel face with steam vents
– Fork – easy-release button for sticking, turning and serving

Materials:
– Stainless steel
– Plastic handle

 
 
 
 

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Happy Labor Day

 

Today is Labor Day


 
 
 
Labor Day is celebrated every year on the first Monday of September to celebrate the end of the summer. This holiday celebrates the end of the summer with the last picnic, the last BBQ and hopefully the last of the heat for the season.
 
 
 
During my research of this holiday there are conflicting accounts of how this day came to be.
I’ll share both and you can make up your own mind.
 

1.) It’s said the in Matthew Maguire, a machinist, was serving as Secretary of Central Labor Union of New York proposed the holiday.

OR

2.) Peter J. McGuire of the American Federation of Labor proposed the holiday after witnessing the annual labor festival held in Toronto, Canada.

 
Oregon was the first state to make it a holiday in 1887. By the time it became a federal holiday in 1894, thirty states officially celebrated Labor Day. Following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, the United States Congress unanimously voted to approve rush legislation that made Labor Day a national holiday; Cleveland signed it into law a mere six days after the end of the strike. The September date originally chosen by the CLU of New York and observed by many of the nation’s trade unions for the past several years was selected rather than the more widespread International Workers’ Day because Cleveland was concerned that observance of the latter would be associated with the nascent Communist, Syndicalist and Anarchist movements that, though distinct from one another, had rallied to commemorate the Haymarket Affair in International Workers’ Day. All U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the territories have made it a statutory holiday. [1]

 

Labor Day is also an important sales weekend for retailers. Some claim it to be one of the largest sales weekends, second to Black Friday. Unfortunately, some employees in the retail sector work on Labor Day and work long hours due to the importance of the sale weekend, HUGE kudos to those employees. Labor Day has come to be the symbolic end of the summer.

In U.S. sports, Labor Day marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons. NCAA teams usually play their first games the week before Labor Day, with the NFL traditionally playing their first game the Thursday following Labor Day. The Southern 500 NASCAR auto race was held that day from 1950 to 1983 in Darlington, South Carolina. At Indianapolis Raceway Park, the National Hot Rod Association holds their finals to the U.S. Nationals drag race. [2]

 

In the U.S., most school districts that started summer vacation in early June will resume school the day after this day while schools that had summer vacation begin on the Saturday before Memorial Day in late May will have already been in session since late August. However this tradition is changing as many school districts end in early June and begin mid-August. [3]

 

 

 

 

Source:
[1], [2], [3] Labor Day (en.wikipedia.org)

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National Barbecue Month

 
May is National Barbecue Month, like we need a reason to BBQ.
 
 
The unofficial beginning of summer is here. Everyone should be getting their BBQ’s clean and ready, BBQ utensils out of the shed and finding those meats on sale to freeze for upcoming BBQ’s.

I can’t wait until I smell the scent of BBQ in the air, one of my fav’s.

BBQ’ing adds a flavor you just can’t be replicated in an oven or on a counter top grill. Not to mention the calories saved by BBQ’ing. The range of items you can BBQ goes beyond the hamburger, your only limited by your imagination. BBQ til your hearts content.

Americans say the top pay-offs of grilling versus eating out or oven cooked meals include:
 

  • More flavorful food (81 percent of respondents)
  • Inexpensive compared to eating out (76 percent of respondents)
  • Easier clean up (67 percent of respondents)
  •             Easy Grilling Clean Up Tips

  • Healthier (64 percent of respondents)
  • Less cooking time (53 percent of respondents)
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    In California we have the Tri-tip, the perfect cut of meat for the BBQ. Everyone should be able to enjoy this cut of meat so I will post information on this in the next couple of days. e of days.
     
    This month look for bbq and grilling how to info, daily BBQ recipes on anything from recipes for BBQ sauce to desserts.
     
    I can taste the lemonade now, ahhhh.
     
     
     
     

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