2-3 pounds PHNB tri-tip roast
4-5 cloves garlic — minced
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon liquid smoke flavoring
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoon pepper
adapted from: savoringtoday.com
Mix all ingredients except roast to form a paste. Spread paste over the meat and marinate at least 1 hour, longer is better.
Light wood briquettes or use a gas grill on low heat.
Place tri-tip fat side up and sear the meat directly over the hot coals on each side for 5-7 minutes. Move the meat to a spot on the grill so that it is not over direct heat and cook on each side until the middle is medium rare (130-140 degrees F), about 20 more minutes—the thickness of the roast and desired doneness will dictate the remaining cooking time.
Once the roast is done, remove from the grill, tent loosely with
aluminum foil, and allow to rest for 12 minutes.
Carve by slicing thin against the grain and serve.