Monday, May 24, 2010

Paleo Teriyaki Tri-Tip

If you have been missing the taste of Teriyaki when marinating meats, then you will be SO happy with this recipe. Wow, this was good, and just in time for barbecue season (if Spring and Summer ever arrive, that is)! We heard rain was in the forecast, so we decided to barbecue while we could. The secret to this recipe is coconut! Raw Coconut Aminos. I found it at Whole Foods... A perfect soy sauce substitute! This is my new "must-have" for the Paleo pantry!

1/4-1/2 C Coconut Aminos
1 T fresh ginger, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
1 T agave nectar (if you're opposed to using agave nectar, I thought 1/4 C pineapple juice would work well as a sweetener, too)

1-2 lbs. Tri-Tip, trimmed of visible fat

Marinate Tri-Tip for 8 hours (or longer... overnight would be best!)

We like to grill our Tri-Tip on med-hi heat for about 30 minutes (browning all sides), then move Tri-tip to a lower temperature for the next 30-45 minutes (until internal temperature reaches 145). Remove the Tri-tip and let it sit for about 5 minutes (the Temperature will continue to climb). This is a good method to maintain all the flavors while keeping the meat tender and juicy. Hope you enjoy!

We served this with a side of grilled pineapple and golden beets! I wasn't sure how the beets would turn out on the grill, but they were great! The pineapple was awesome! Scott just sliced a fresh pineapple in long slices and grilled them. It was the perfect compliment to this meal!
I hope you'll give this Paleo teriyaki marinade a try! Don't forget to pick up a bottle of that raw coconut aminos the next time you're at whole foods! :-)


Laurie said...

They looked at me like I was crazy when I asked about the coconut aminos at Whole Foods. It made me sad :) I really want to try this!

Peggy said...

Did you precook and/or season the beets?
Looks amazing!

Unknown said...

Here's a quick way to get your coconut aminos....

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