Grilled Tri-Tip Steak Recipe with Chimol Salsa
tri-tip or other steak, most visible fat trimmed
Steak rub of your choice (I used Pride of Szeged. See more information after the recipe)
Chimol Salsa Ingredients:
5 medium radishes
2 medium tomatoes
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro leaves
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
2 T fresh lemon juice
pinch sea salt, to taste
Preheat gas or charcoal barbecue grill to high. (You can only hold your hand there for 2-3 seconds at that heat.) Trim most visible fat from steak, then rub with steak rub and let come to room temperature while you chop ingredients for the salsa.
Chop radishes and tomatoes into pieces from 1/4 – 1/2 inch square. Combine with finely chopped cilantro, red onion, lemon juice, and salt. Let salsa sit at room temperature while steak is cooking.
When steak is room temperature and grill is hot, put steak on grill. For nice grill marks, place steak at a diagonal to grill slats, after about 3 minutes, rotate 45 degrees on same side and cook a few more minutes. Turn steak over and cook until done to your liking.
I cooked my steak about 8 minutes for medium rare, but actual cooking time will depend on grill temperature, thickness of the meat, meat temperature, and even the temperature of the air if cooking outside, so I recommend using an inexpensive instant-read meat thermometer to tell when meat is done. (Temperature should be about 145 F for medium rare, 160 F for medium, or 175 F for well done.)
Let steak rest a few minutes after cooking, then serve hot with Chimol Salsa spooned over.
About Pride of Szeged Steak Rub:
Pride of Szeged is a Hungarian company which doesn’t seem to have a web site. I love their steak rub and fish rub, which are sold a few places online. The steak rub contains “salt, onion, celery seed and spices” according to the label. One of the spices is definitely Hungarian paprika, which is one of the main products made by Pride of Szeged.
South Beach Suggestions:
Other Great Tasting Ideas for Steak:(Recipes from other blogs may or may not be South Beach Diet friendly, check ingredients.)
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Sirloin Steak with Basil Cream Sauce from Anne’s Food
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