Key Ingredient

Grilled Tri-Tip Steak

By: Hannah Lee Leidy
Photo by Kelli Boyd

Food Culture of the South

recipe heading-plus-icon


Serves 6 to 8

    For the steak:
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley

  • 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped thyme

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 (2-3 pound) tri-tip steak
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • Garden herb and charred onion chimichurri for serving
  • For the garden herb and charred onion chimichurri
  • ½ white or yellow onion

  • 1 jalapeño

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped oregano
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco
  1. In a small bowl, combine garlic, herbs, and olive oil. Pour over steak, evenly coating all sides, and set aside in refrigerator to marinate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  2. Prepare a grill for medium heat. Grill onion and jalapeño until well-browned and softened. Peel and de-seed jalapeño, then dice together with onion until both are jammy in consistency. In a bowl, combine onion-jalapeño mixture with remaining ingredients. Set aside.
  3. Rub steak liberally with salt and pepper and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour before cooking. Prepare a grill for high heat. Sear all sides of meat evenly, moving and turning regularly for even browning. Move away from direct heat and roast slowly until internal temperature reaches 125 degrees (for medium-rare to medium), about 10 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to rest for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing thinly against the grain. Garnish with garden herb and charred onion chimichurri.

From Homecoming on Little St. Simons Island.

  • Recipe by Matt Lerish, Little St. Simons Island, Georgia

Leave a Reply

Be the first to comment.