SERVES 8

NOTE: A pair of kitchen shears works well for punching the holes in the aluminum pan. Start this recipe the day before you plan to grill so the salt rub has time to flavor and tenderize the meat. We prefer this roast cooked to medium-rare, but if you prefer your meat more or less done, adjust the cooking time accordingly. Open the grill lid as little as possible in step 4.

6 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
4 teaspoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon pepper
1 (3-pound) top sirloin roast, trimmed of all visible fat
1 (13 by 9-inch) disposable aluminum roasting pan

1. Combine the garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Pat the roast dry with paper towels and sprinkle evenly with the salt mixture. Wrap the roast with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 18 to 24 hours. Punch fifteen 1/4-inch holes in the center of the roasting pan, which should be about the size of the roast, and set aside.

2A. FOR A CHARCOAL GRILL: Open the bottom grill vents completely. Light a large chimney starter half filled with charcoal briquettes (50 briquettes; 3 quarts).When the coals are hot, spread them in an even layer over one-third of the grill. Set the cooking grate in place, cover, and open the lid vents halfway. Heat the grill until hot, about 5 minutes.

2B. FOR A GAS GRILL: Turn all the burners to high, cover, and heat the grill until hot, about 15 nainutes.Turn the primary burner to medium and turn off the other burner(s). (Adjust the primary burner as needed to maintain the grill temperature around 325 degrees.)

3. Clean and oil the cooking grate. Place the roast on the hotter part of the grill and cook (covered if using gas) until well browned on all sides, about 10 minutes, turning as needed. Place the roast in the pan over the holes and transfer the pan to the cooler part of the grill.

4. Cover (positioning the lid vents over the meat if using charcoal) and cook until the roast registers 125 degrees on an instant-read thermometer (for medium-rare), 40 to 60 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through.

5. Transfer the roast to a wire rack set over a rimmed baking sheet, tent loosely with foil, and let rest for 20 minutes. Transfer the roast to a carving board and cut across the grain into thin slices. Serve.

PER SERVING: Cal 230; Fat 7g; Sat fat 2.5g; Chol 70mg; Carb lg; Protein 38g; Fiber Og; Sodium 660mg

LIGHT & HEALTHY 2011, PAGE 16

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