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Urgent Tri-Tip question: should i trim the fat?

balabanian Jun 22, 2008 02:37 PM

i'm new to tri tip roasts- i'm about to put it in the marinade and there's a lot of thick fat on one side- should i trim this or leave it. I'm not concerned about the healthiness, just deliciousness. please advise...

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    torty Jun 22, 2008 04:28 PM

    How much fat are we talking? I have seen some poorly trimmed tri-tips with almost an inch of fat- that is not going to melt away (well in my experience) The Santa Maria BBQ tri-tip has never been fatty in my experience- just irresistable.

    1. SeaSide Tomato Jun 22, 2008 02:51 PM

      I grilled one last night---I did not trim the fat and the time on the grill melted it away--it was lean and tasty.

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      1. re: SeaSide Tomato
        bubbles4me Jun 22, 2008 03:16 PM

        leave it....it will melt away and add moisture. If there is tto much after it is done cooking you can cut if off then

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