Grilled Tri-Tip Roast with Sicilian Herb Sauce

This herb sauce can be made the day ahead.  Cover and refrigerate, bring to room temperature before you will be serving.
  • 3 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 pound tri-tip beef roast
  • 3 cups wood chips, soaked in water 1 hour before you plan to use.

Blend thyme, garlic, oregano and salt in a processor until garlic is finely chopped.  While processor is running add lemon juice and olive oil.  Season with pepper to taste.  Transfer to bowl.

Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper on all sides and allow to sit at room temperature at least 30 minutes – 2 hours before you plan on cooking.

Heat grill to medium-high heat.  Drain wood chips and wrap in foil.  Poke foil pack all over with fork.  Remove grill rack and place wood chip pack directly on burner and replace grill rack.  Place your roast over wood chip pack so that the smoke that is released with flavor meat.  Cook for 6-8 minutes.

Turn off one of your burners, flip your roast and place over the turned off burner.  Close grill and treat like an oven leaving the grill lid closed so that your meat can cook.  For medium-rare leave for 13-15 minutes for 2-3″ thick roast.

Remove from heat and let meat rest at least 10 minutes before thinly slicing and serving with sauce.

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Categories: Beef Dish

Author:Amy Stafford

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3 Comments on “Grilled Tri-Tip Roast with Sicilian Herb Sauce”

    July 23, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    I tend to stay away from eating beef … I eat only seafood and chicken … I probably eat beef about 3-4 times in a year …

  2. A Table in the Sun
    July 23, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

    I love beef, but I don’t remember often enough to make a sauce since it’s an additional prep step and my life is busy. But…..I do love using my fresh herbs…..and this sounds wonderful.

    • July 24, 2012 at 7:46 am #

      The sauce is so simple to throw together. I like doing it earlier in the day, so I don’t have to worry about it during the hectic time of dinner. I threw the remaining over tomato and mozzarella last night at dinner and it was great!

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