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It has been a tough year and a half so finally being able to invite people over to our backyard to grill and have a few drinks makes me so happy.
One big lesson I learned during the pandemic’s lockdown is that it is absolutely okay to take a few shortcuts in the kitchen if it means more time with your family and friends.
That’s when seasoning companies like Tastefully Simple come in to help. I trust their products. From seasoning to sauces to appetizers and desserts, I haven’t been let down yet by their great taste and ease to use. They have a Grilling 5 Meal Kit that made this BBQ a big hit in our family.
For this recipe below for Grilled Tri Tip Steak we used Tastefully Simple’s Ultimate Steak Seasoning and Avocado Oil.
Simply rub avocado oil onto the entire steak. Generously add the Ultimate Steak Seasoning on both sides of the steak. Place in a container and cover to marinate for at least three hours, overnight is preferred. Bring out the steak and let it come to room temperature before grilling, about an hour. Grill as you would normally do for a Tri Tip Steak. Here is what the NY Times Cooking site recommends for method and timing.
Here is the delicious Corn and Pineapple Pico de Gallo Salsa. The sweetness of the pineapple countered the heat of the Serrano peppers heroically. This pico de gallo could stand up to beef, fish, chicken and even pork. We are definitely going to make this a staple in our home this summer.
Corn and Pineapple Pico de Gallo Salsa
A chunky Pico de Gallo salsa made with grilled corn and pineapple.
- 2 grilled ears of corn
- 1 cup grilled pineapple, diced
- 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 3 tablespoons Tastefully Simple Avocado Oil
- 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
- 1 lime, juiced
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients and stir well.
- Place covered in the refrigerator for at least one hour before serving.
As you look to entertain this summer, you may want to also check out the Appy Hour Kit from Tastefully Simple. We made turkey meatballs using the Rasberry Peach Chipotle Sauce and Mai Tai Cheeseball Mix to spread on sugar cookies.