The traditional cut for this dish is a ‘tri-tip’, a small section of sirloin almost exclusively used in the Central Coast regions of California, where they season it generously and cook it over red-oak.
A wood oven replicates this very well and the hit of wood-smoke from the logs adds a huge depth of flavour so the DeliVita is perfect. Use oak if you can get hold of it.
Recipe provided by Jon Finch.
1kg beef tri-tip – or use a rump
For the rub:
2 tbsp Maldon salt
1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Celery Salt
1 tsp Garlic Powder
For the chimichurri:
4–5 anchovies in oil from a jar
1 small handful of capers, drained
1 clove garlic, peeled
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
juice of 1 lemon
big bunch of parsley, roughly chopped
big bunch of basil, roughly chopped
100ml olive oil
freshly ground black pepper
Mix together the rub ingredients in a small bowl and generously season the beef. You’ll need about 2 tsbp of rub per 1kg of meat as a rule of thumb.
Place the beef on a cast iron tray and slide into the oven (your oven should be medium-hot).
Turn the beef regularly to build up a good crust and then remove from the oven when the internal temp hits 50C.
Remove the beef from the tray and set aside to rest.
Coarsely chop the chimichurri ingredients and place in a serving bowl.
Slice the beef against the grain and serve along with the chimichurri.
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