Camellia Inn - Healdsburg, California, 95448, United States
  • CD Beef

Cacao Nibs Rub on Tri Tip or Skirt Steak

Recipe adapted from John Scharffenberger

Prep Time:15 min

Inactive Prep Time:12 hr

Cook Time:40 min

Level:Easy

Serves:4 servings

Ingredients

2 tablespoons Scharffen Berger Cacao Nibs2 teaspoons dried red pepper flakes1 teaspoon ground cumin1/2 teaspoon ground mustard1/2 teaspoon chili powder1/2 teaspoon ground allspice2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed2 tablespoons kosher salt1 (2 1/2-pound) tri tip roast

Directions

To make the rub: Combine all ingredients except the roast, in the bowl of a food processor, spice grinder, or mortar and pestle. Grind until the nibs break into particles the size of large grains of sand. Use immediately or store in a tightly covered jar for up to 1 month.

Rinse and pat the roast dry with paper towels. Generously cover the meat with the rub and wrap in foil or plastic wrap. The roast can marinate overnight in the refrigerator.

Remove the roast from the refrigerator and bring to room temperature. In the meantime, fire up the grill. Prepare the grill for indirect cooking, with the coals to either side. Place the meat on the grill, fat side up, not directly over the coals. The internal grill temperature should be between 275 and 300 degrees F. Grill the meat for 40 minutes. Check the internal temperature with an instant-read thermometer. For medium rare meat, remove from the grill when the thermometer registers 125 degrees F. Let the roast sit, loosely covered with foil, for several minutes before slicing.

Camellia Inn
211 North St.
Healdsburg, California, 95448, United States
Call: 707-433-8182

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Welcome to the Camellia Inn

The Camellia Inn in Sonoma County is a peaceful place for your next visit to California’s wine country. Set in the quiet charm of Healdsburg, our bed and breakfast features nine rooms that are beautifully appointed to make your stay comfortable and welcoming. You’ll love our eclectic blend of antique furnishing, first-class mattresses and bedding, plus just enough modern technology, too. Traveling with a group? We also have five off-site apartments and cottages suitable for traveling couples or small families. At the Camellia Inn, your comfort is our priority. You’ll spend your days experiencing the beauty of Sonoma County, from wine tasting to hiking and golfing, you can relax comfortably when you return to the inn. Stroll the grounds and admire the 50 varieties of camellia plants that give the inn its name. Enjoy the villa-style swimming pool, or retire to your room and check the news on the iPad we’ve put there for you to use (we were the first in Sonoma County to offer this). High-quality mattresses and luxurious linens and duvets snuggle you in for a good night’s sleep, and when you awake, a sumptuous inn-prepared breakfast waits for you!