This week I thought I'd we'd get the grill going with a nice big tri-tip. My mom is a sucker for bbq and I know she especially loves a good tri-tip, so when I saw this recipe I thought it would be nice to try on Mother's Day. The tri-tip is marinated in a nice shiraz (aka syrah) and soy combination, making it the perfect dish to throw onto a smokey bbq. Do all the hard work today and let mom relax with a glass of the fruity, yet somewhat rich, wine. To check out the recipe,

Shiraz-Soy Tri-Tip
From Sunset Magazine July 2005

3/4 cup Shiraz (Syrah) wine
2/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons Worcestershire
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 beef tri-tip (about 2 1/2 lb.), fat trimmed, rinsed and patted dry

  1. In a gallon-size zip-lock plastic bag, combine Shiraz, soy sauce, oil, vinegar, lemon juice, Worcestershire, mustard, and garlic. Add tri-tip and seal bag. Chill at least 2 hours or up to 1 day, turning occasionally.
  2. Lightly oil a barbecue grill over a solid bed of medium coals or medium heat on a gas grill (you can hold your hand at grill level only 4 to 5 seconds). Lift tri-tip from marinade and lay on hot grill; discard marinade. Close lid on gas grill. Cook tri-tip, turning every 5 minutes, until rare in center of thickest part (still pink; cut to test), 125° to 130° on a thermometer, about 25 minutes, or until as done as you like.
  3. 3. Let meat rest 5 minutes, then cut across the grain into thin, slanting slices.

Makes 8 to 10 servings

Nutritional Information
CALORIES 151(38% from fat); FAT 6.3g (sat 1.9g); PROTEIN 21g; CHOLESTEROL 59mg; SODIUM 342mg; FIBER 0.0g; CARBOHYDRATE 0.8g