Apricot Coconut Tri Tip
I’ve been asked, “were do you come up with your ideas for the BBQ?” Well the answer is pretty basic. I just look for different ideas in the store, and I try to mix ingredients together that I know I like. So this post is a family creation.
It’s starts with a simple tri tip. As stated in the previous post, “Coffee tri tip”, this meat is juicy and has great flavor. The marinade for the tri tip this week is beer, apple juice, soy sauce, ginger juice, apricot, and coconut oil. It seems like there is a lot of ingredients but they all go together really well.
Grab a ziplock back and pour in the following ingredients: 1/3 cup apple juice, 1/2 cup porter ale by Sierra Nevada, 1/4 cup of soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of ginger juice and 2 tablespoons of apricot cooking sauce by Antelope Creek Farm. Then shake up the mix. Before you place the meat in the marinade, punch holes all over the meat with a fork, so the marinade can get into the meat. Now place the tri tip in the fridge.
Remember I like to use Kingsford charcoal, as well as, hickory chunks and cherry wood chunks together. This adds a ton of flavor. When the coals are white hot spread the coals evenly to both sides and place a piece on tin foil in-between the coals, so there is no direct heat on the meat. Put the grill units in place and set the meat in the middle of the grill. Then place the lid on and wait fifteen minutes to turn the meat. Then wait 15 to 20 minutes more. If you like your meat more on the raw side use a meat thermometer to make sure the meat cooks to a safe temp.
Now you might ask what does the meat taste like? Will it is a sweet and juicy piece of tri tip that I know will surprise you.
If you try any of my recipes let me know what you think.
1/3 cup apple juice
1/2 cup Porter ale by Sierra Nevada
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon ginger juice
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 tablespoons apricot cooking oil