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Fathers Day BBQ Help

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Ok so it’s fathers day weekend and I thought you might need a little bit of my help if your barbecuing for your dad. I’m just going to recap some of my favorite recipes and put a spin on one for you.

So I’ll start with the BBQ meat loaf I know dad will love this one because it’s my favorite recipe to make and to eat.  It also reminds me of my dad because I remember the first meatloaf I ever liked was his bbq meatloaf.  I also remember asking him were he came up with the idea and dad said “if you can cook chicken on a bbq why not a meatloaf?”

Now I really liked the oyster ginger top sirloin steak that  I also used this marinade on a tri tip so I could eat more meat and feed more people at a lower cost. If your just cooking for 2 to 4 people use top sirloin but if your cooking for more than 4 people use the tri tip and you will not be disappointed.  The flavor of this tri tip is just amazing!  If your dad likes his meat on the sweeter side you should try my apricot coconut tri tip.  This tri tip has a sweet taste but is still has the great taste of beef that your dad loves.

If your dad is a fish eater he will love the bbq salmon and tilapia recipe.  If you live in the Oroville, CA area stop by the Wagon Wheel Market and pick up the fish and  Santa Maria Seasoning there, along with the Lodestar Olive oil that makes the fish taste that much better.

For the side dishes to dads BBQ, try the Easy potato salad and the veggie skewers to round out the whole meal.  The veggie skewers are a great way to eat vegetables and have fun doing it. The potato salad will be a hit because what dad doesn’t love bacon and potatoes.

Good luck cooking for your dad and Happy Fathers Day to all you dads out there.

If you are looking for great gift ideas look at these pages for great ideas.

Wagon Wheel Market

J Lee Roys Dippin Sauce

Morse Farms

Lodestar Farms

Antelope Creek Farm

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.

Ingredients

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

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