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Old 09-19-2008, 12:12 AM   #1
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Got no meat thermometer - How to tell when tri-tip is done???

I'm after med-rare, doing this recipe:

Simply Recipes: Marinated Tri-Tip Roast with Mushrooms and Garlic Recipe

The tri-tip is about 1.75 lbs.

Suggestions?

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Old 09-19-2008, 02:50 AM   #2
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Ugh... I have a meat thermometer and I have yet to use it! I guess if I were doing that recipe, I may shoot for the median time... maybe 25 minutes? Then follow with the foil tenting/carving. It is really hard to say unless you really know your oven. Any other information you can offer? How close you will follow the recipe... past performance of your oven?

I would rather undercook it and then nuke it for a few minutes to bring it to the doness you are looking for. I hate using the microwave, but I have found it invaluable in situations like this. But it does require compromise, meaning you would have to cut into the meat to check the doneness.

Tough call...
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:21 PM   #3
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Ugh... I have a meat thermometer and I have yet to use it! I guess if I were doing that recipe, I may shoot for the median time... maybe 25 minutes? Then follow with the foil tenting/carving. It is really hard to say unless you really know your oven. Any other information you can offer? How close you will follow the recipe... past performance of your oven?

I would rather undercook it and then nuke it for a few minutes to bring it to the doness you are looking for. I hate using the microwave, but I have found it invaluable in situations like this. But it does require compromise, meaning you would have to cut into the meat to check the doneness.

Tough call...
It's ok - I winged it (ended up with med-well - sigh). And bought a meat thermometer the next day :)

Thanks!
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