Tri Tip with Chimichurri Sauce

The Best Tri Tip

If you’re looking for an easy yet amazing Tri Tip recipe, you’ve come to the right place.  This steak is marinated with a rub seasoning, I use on my Texas Style Brisket, with one other secret ingredient that will surprise you.  Plus, it’s topped off with a Chimichurri Sauce that is, out of this world, incredible.  So you get one of the most tender and juicy beef steaks, that is seasoned and seared on the grill and baked to perfection, with one of the best meat condiments ever created.

Cooking a Tri Tip Perfectly

One of the main secrets to a great Tri Tip is locking in the juice with a sear and cooking low and slow.  That means paying real close attention to the internal temperature while it grills, smokes or bakes.  In this recipe I use both the grill and the oven to get the temperature I want.  And since my personal tastes fall into the “medium rare” category, my target temp is around 130 degrees Fahrenheit.  Using an external meat thermometer helps meat get there perfectly because I can monitor the temp, outside of the oven, with out disturbing the cooking process by opening and closing the door.  And this can be done with grills and smokers as well.  So once you’ve decided your preferred cooking method of choice, you can set it and forget it.

Tri Tip Ingredients

1 Trip Tip Steak 3 to 4 lbs.
Salt and Pepper to taste

Brisket Rub
1/2 cup Smoked Paprika
2 tbsp Kosher Salt
2 tbsp Black Pepper
2 tbsp Sugar
1 tbsp Chili Powder
1 tbsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Onion Powder

Mix 3 parts Brisket Rub with 1 part Coffee grains.
Click Here for Chimichurri recipe.

Follow the instructions in the Tri Tip video tutorial.

Bacon Fried Shrimp with Pepper Jack Cheese

The Best Bacon Fried Shrimp

When I first had Bacon Fried Shrimp, all I could do was melt into myself with pleasure.   I remember my head tilting back with my eyes closed as that bacon and shrimp exploded with flavor with each bite.  Oh… and did I mention the Pepper Jack Cheese?  Wow!  Each one of these prawns is stuffed with cheese before they’re wrapped with an entire piece of bacon, then they are each seasoned with black ground pepper before they’re fried to perfection.

Grilling Bacon Fried Shrimp

Obviously this recipe is called, “Bacon Fried Shrimp” but don’t let that discourage you from taking these pork prawns to the grill.  These are perfect for barbecue’s and parties.  Technically you could even bake them if you’re little heart ever so desired.  It doesn’t really matter.  Just make sure, like any pork product, it’s cooked thoroughly and all the way through.  Oh, and just for kicks, I whipped up a Spicy Mayo Dipping Sauce I really think you’re going to like.  It really compliments the pa-pa-POW of the Shrimp!

Also, if you like this Bacon Fried Shrimp recipe, be sure to check out some of my other Prawn recipes like, Thai Red Curry Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi and Firecracker Shrimp, which is a lot like Bang bang shrimp if you’ve ever heard of it.  I have a huge list of other Shrimp recipes if you want to seek them out or look up my Shrimp Recipes playlist on YouTube.  These were just some of the ones I posted with this video.  So be sure to check them out.

Bacon Fried Shrimp Ingredients:

1 doz. Jumbo Shrimp, pealed and deveined
1 pkg Bacon, thinly sliced

Spicy Mayo Dipping Sauce
1/4 cup Mayo
1 tbsp Ketchup
1 tsp Worcestershire
1 tsp Sriracha
1/2 tsp Horse Radish
1 pinch of Dill

Cook your Bacon Fried Shrimp in 1/2 inch of Canola oil and fry for 5 minutes on each side, then serve.


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Texas Style Beef Brisket with Rub Recipe

The Best Beef Brisket

This Texas Style Beef Brisket is a winner.  It’s a one in a million recipe that’s just going to knock your socks off and impress anyone you’ve invited over for dinner or Football Sunday.  It’s got just the right spice and it is balanced so beautifully.  And, believe it or not, you don’t even need a smoker to pull this off, either.  I show you how to make this Brisket in just 7 hours of roast time, in your oven no less, and you’re going to be absolutely amazed with the results because it’s juicy, tender and packed with more flavor than your pallet can handle.

Beef Brisket Bark

These days, It’s all about the “Bark!”  A great Beef Brisket usually has that tender and juicy middle with a nice black bark tone to the outside.  Well, in order to achieve that color, it has to be smoked.  It’s just a natural part of the process but the problem is, I don’t own a smoker and a lot of you folks don’t either.  So a great alternative is using Smoked Paprika in the rub.  Doing that can help you achieve the same great taste but in a conventional oven.  And the best part is you will get a fantastic red toned bark that looks phenomenal.  So trust me when I say that this Texas Style Beef Brisket will win you and anyone over if you follow my instructions in the video below.  I mean, just look at this Brisket SQUISH!

Also be sure to look into the two rib recipes I’ve included at the end of this video recipe.  One of them is P.F. Chang’s Barbecue Spare Ribs and the other is a real simple Oven Roasted Rib recipe that will just blow your mind.  Both are fall off the bone tender.

Beef Brisket with Rub Ingredients:

1 Beef Brisket, trimmed (8 to 12 lbs)

Brisket Rub
1/2 cup Smoked Paprika
2 tbsp Kosher Salt
2 tbsp Black Pepper
2 tbsp Sugar
1 tbsp Chili Powder
1 tbsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Onion Powder

Bake at 220 degrees Fahrenheit for 6 1/2 to 7 hours. Internal Beef Brisket temp should be between 190 to 200 degrees Fahrenheit at your personal preference.