View Full Version : Tritip and Lobster off the drum

02-14-2013, 06:50 PM
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Tri tip and lobster with shaved brussels sprouts sauted with bacon and shallots, and a baked potato

Used a red oak chunk and pellets for smoke flavor and slow cooked at 275 until 138 internal then pulled and hit it with compound steak butter then rested. After resting threw it over rocket hot coals to quick sear the outside

Basted the tails with garlic butter and threw them over hot coals to carmelize the outside

Tritip is done, final rest period

Oh yeah!!! So juicy

Tails are done!

Plated with a nice V. Sattui Off-Dry Riesling


02-14-2013, 10:55 PM
Absolutely scrumptious scooter. Great cook.

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02-16-2013, 08:53 AM
Looks delicious Scooter!!

02-16-2013, 01:57 PM
Amazing! That is what I want for my bday dinner next weekend...any tips on cooking lobster? I have never smoked it before...drum or MAK?

02-17-2013, 12:00 AM
Either MAK or drum will work. I went with the drum this time. When I flipped the TT over at around 110IT I added the split lobster tails. When the tails hit 130 I pulled them until the TT was done which wasn't long. Melted a cube of butter and sliced up some garlic and added to the butter. I raised the coal basket to the upper position and brushed the tails with the garlic butter then put over the coals to brown them up a bit. Was fantastic. Just a hint of smoke.
Happy birthday Kristen. Mine is this coming Tuesday.

02-17-2013, 07:30 AM
Looks awesome. Cheers to all us Aquarians! Feb 8 here.

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02-19-2013, 10:26 AM
Thanks Scooter!!! Mine is the 20th, day after yours.

MrAdam--no Aquarius here, Pisces:). And Happy Birthday to you!

02-19-2013, 02:44 PM
Since I am on the 19 I'm on the borderline. Some horoscopes have me as Pisces, some as Aquarius. Both are water signs which explains my love of the sea, rivers and lakes.