A simple marinade spices up tri-tip, a relatively inexpensive cut of beef, to create a quick yet substantial meal. Serve with Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Ginger, Cardamom, and Honey.
What to buy: Harissa is a fiery Tunisian spice paste that ranges in consistency from smooth to slightly chunky. It’s available in tubes and jars in many Middle Eastern and gourmet markets, or online. You can also make your own.
Beverage pairing: Massena Moonlight Run GSM, Barossa Valley, Australia. A lushly fruited red with a good dose of aromatic spice is a solid match with the tri-tip. Wines like this can be found in Australia’s Barossa Valley. GSM stands for the blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre grapes.