When Trader Joe’s came to our neighborhood,
it brought plenty of California with it.
Among the items was something called a Tri-Tip Roast of beef. I’d never heard of the cut at all but TJ’s
meat case is full of the stuff. Trader Joe’s brands practically everything in
the store with its own label. So you’ll
find several pre-marinated versions of the Tri-Tip all attributed to the
retailer. I know I should appreciate the
time-saving this gives the harried cook who rushes into the store at the end of
the day and has to get dinner on the table the moment he or she gets home. But
if, like me, you want to control sodium intake and everything else that goes
into processed foods, Trader Joe’s offers a virgin version of the beef. However I still had no idea what the cut was
or, for that matter, how to cook it.
Then I ran across a recipe for Tri-Tip from none other than the great