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BBQ Recipes and An Ultimate Recipe Swap

Posted By Jessica Fisher On July 14, 2010 @ 7:30 pm In URS | 17 Comments

Ultimate Recipe Swap [4]

Last week’s Cool Foods Round-Up [5] was very, well, cool! Thank you to the 60+ of you who linked up your recipes to cool off with. I’m working my way through them, slowly but surely. A recurring theme is homemade popsicles. If you have a popsicle mold that you love, I’d like to hear about it. A lot of people have recommended Tupperware, but I can’t find them on their site. Popsicle recs are welcome!

Now, onto today’s program: Cooking Out.

Summertime generally signals the need to stay out of the kitchen. Standing over the hot stove or heating up the oven don’t usually appeal when the temps start to soar. And so cooking out, BBQing, grilling, are all ways to avoid the heat of the kitchen.

We love to grill. Shortly after we moved back to California, FishPapa found this grill [6] on craigslist. It was a screaming deal and it has more than paid for itself. We’ve had many a gourmet meal cooked on in the last year or so.

Tri-tip reenters our life.

Also back in California, we reacquainted ourselves with the cut of the Central Coast, the tri-tip roast. Tri-tip is to California what brisket is to the midwest: cheap, good, and plentiful. Once in awhile I would pay $5.99/pound {gasp} for a tri-tip at Costco. Now, I stock up when it’s on sale for $1.99/pound.


We usually just rub it with olive oil and salt, pepper, and garlic powder. But, we’ve also marinated tri-tip [8] or used a more powerful spice rub. [9] Hubs uses his digital grilling thermometer [10] to cook a perfect roast. A little pink in the middle, please. (Using a meat thermometer allows you to have a steak that is rare or medium and still safe.)

Sooo good! Serve with potatoes, a roll, and some kind of salad and you’re good to go.

What’s a favorite grilling recipe of yours?

hare it on Ultimate Recipe Swap [11]! Here’s how to participate in:

1. Post your recipe on your blog. Please mention www.lifeasMOM.com in your post so that your readers know where all the other good recipes are hanging out. Then, come back here to add the link to your post to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here [12].) OR

2. If you don’t have a blog, simply post your recipe or tell us about it in the comments section.

3. Above all, please stick to topic. Most weeks there is a theme; this week is Grilling Recipes! Please stick to topic or you will be chopped.

Next week: Picnic Menus and Recipes

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[8] marinated tri-tip: http://goodcheapeats.com/2009/05/soy-ginger-meat-marinade/

[9] a more powerful spice rub.: http://goodcheapeats.com/2009/05/spice-rub-for-chicken-or-beef/

[10] his digital grilling thermometer: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/06/fathers-day-gift-idea-a-digital-grill-thermometer.html

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