2-3lb John's Farm Tri Tip Roast
2 T olive oil
Fairview's Best Seasoning, fine grind
Preheat oven to 425°F. Trim any silver skin from bottom of tri tip. Sprinkle the entire roast with Fairview’s Best Seasoning and gently rub into the surface. On stove, heat olive oil over high heat in large oven-safe skillet; cast iron if available. Once the oil is hot place tri tip, fat-side down, in the pan. Turn heat to medium-high and cook for 4 minutes, until well-seared. Flip meat, place pan in oven.
Roast for 10-15 minutes per pound and then begin checking internal temp in the thickest part of the meat. 135° medium rare, 145°medium. Remove at desired internal temp, tent with foil to keep warm and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
Here’s a carving tip: The grain on the tri tip can change directions in the cut. Before you rub it and roast it, take a look at the raw meat and see which direction the long strands of muscle fiber are running on each part of the roast. After the roast has rested for 10 minutes, slice the roast in two at the place where the fibers change direction. Carve each piece separately, slicing against the grain.