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

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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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  1. 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

      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

    2. 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.