OK it's not exactly mythical, but the fact that I can't find it again or prove that I've had one has moved it to that category. Last month BEFORE my surgery I bought a marinated tri-tip at Costco with Guy Fieri's name on it. They were sampling it and it was delicious. We promptly threw it on the grill that night. It was SO good and so small the 3 of us ate all of it that night. It was my husband, daughter and I here that night. So, my son teases that there was some form of mass hallucinations going on regarding the delicious tri-tip we all won't stop talking about.
I figured I fix his butt and buy another one. Can't find it. Not only that I have no idea what it was called other than Guy Fieri's name was on it. Who is Guy Fieri? He's a Food Network Star. Literally! He won the first season of "The Next Food Network Star" and has been quite a character on that network ever since.
So, I did a search online thinking I could come up with a name of this mythical tri-tip and I really couldn't find too much. I did find his recipe for Santa Marie Tri-Tip that kind of seems like it might be what we had. One thing I remember vividly was in was marinating in an orange liquid in the package. This recipe calls for an orange oil called Achiote Oil.
Last night I had gathered all my ingredients. Achiote seeds from the Mexican grocery store, lots of garlic and cracked black pepper. I made the Achiote Oil per Guy's instructions on the recipe. That was easy. Then followed the recipe.
Update: Very tasty. Nothing like Costco tri-tip. Very salty, but not too peppery. If I were to do this again I'd cut the salt back.
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