On one of our trips to the California Central Coast I ran across Santa Maria Style Tri-Tip. How could something so simple be so good? My friends told me that this entire region was practically solely dedicated to barbecuing tri-tip, ribs, chicken and believe it or not doing it without barbecue sauce but with something called "dry rub". I'd never heard of it before but thought what the heck I'll try it and I'm glad I did.
Well some months later we all got the hankering for some tri-tip, but realized we couldn't make it to California. Another friend told me not to worry he had just the thing. He brought over some tri-tip, and this Jake's Tri-Tip, Steak and Rib Rub with claims of being just like Central Coast rubs only better. He shook it on the meat, let it sit for about 30 minutes as we got the grill and other stuff ready. He seared the meat then cooked it the rest of the way indirectly.
I have to say honestly, that Jake's rub was better, it had this nice little brown sugar, tarragon and smoked salt blend. I think that made all the difference with that subtle sweet and saltiness. That was some dynamite rub. The container was really handy having that spoon and sifter thing...here's another thing I've bought from them and I'm proud to say I'll keep buying...Thank You Jake!
Tri-Tip, Steak and Rib Rub 12 Oz
Date Added: 06/21/2008 by Sam Quick
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