Tequila Marinated Tri-Tip w/ Avocado Cream Sauce

At my Foodbuzz 24×24 party, I made a tri-tip for the entree. The tri-tip marinade was made of tequila, soy sauce, olive oil, cilantro and much more. Marinating it for a whole day made it nice and juicy for my guests. With this, I made an avocado cream sauce to serve over the top. I had seen a recipe for this type of thing earlier on For the Love of Cooking and was waiting for my chance to make it. It is similar to guacamole, but I added sour cream along with red wine vinegar to make it into more of a sauce.

Tequila Marinated Tri-Tip w/ Avocado Cream Sauce
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Serves: 6-8
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • ½ cup cilantro (chopped)
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup tequila
  • 7 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tsp lime zest
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 (3lb) loin tri-tip roast
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ⅓ cup fresh cilantro (minced)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  1. Combine ½ lime juice, ½ cup cilantro, ½ cup olive oil, soy sauce, tequila, 7 cloves garlic, lime zest, cumin, oregano and pepper in a medium casserole dish.
  2. Place the tri-tip in the marinade to cover both sides.
  3. Marinate the tri-tip for at least 4 hours (preferably over night), flipping occasionally.
  4. Grill the tri-tip over medium-high heat until cooked to desired temperature (about 8 minutes per side for medium rare). Cover and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  5. For the sauce, combine the sour cream, avocado and remaining ingredients and whip with a fork.
  6. Top steak with sauce to serve.

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2 Responses to Tequila Marinated Tri-Tip w/ Avocado Cream Sauce

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  2. Curt says:

    I love avocado, and that tri-tip looks like it’s grilled to perfection!