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Beef Picanha Joins Thrifty Cuts

And at a price that allows Beef Picanha to join our Thrifty Cuts! 

This is the best Beef Picanha anyone of us has ever tasted!

And at a price that allows Beef Picanha to join our Thrifty Cuts! 


Revered around the world, Picanha (pick-ahn-yeh) is the classic Brazilian Steak/Roast that is served by Churrascarias (Brazilian Steakhouses) everywhere. It also happens to be really very easy to make at home and incredibly delicious.

Brazil’s favourite Steak 

This is Brazil’s favourite Steak which is cut from the Rump Cap. You can cook it in slices for Steak, cubed for Kebabs - or roasted whole in the oven.

Picanha is the capping muscle over the Sirloin/Rump area. It is the topmost layers of muscle covered in a layer of thick fat - which in this country is called the Tri-tip

Flavour and juiciness

It is not a muscle that moves much during the animal’s life, and so, remains tender. The Picanha’s blanket of fat lends the Meat flavour and juiciness while protecting it from any errors that may occur during grilling

Richly marbled, luscious texture, superb succulence

Richly marbled, luscious texture, superb succulence with a tenderness and mouthwatering taste that’s hard to believe - yet Picanha is rarely available in the UK as it is split and used in other Cuts by most butchers

Different variations

Other countries can have slightly different variations. The capping muscle actually has a right side and a left side. One side (the larger side) is called the Tri Tip, and the other side (the smaller side) is the Brazilian Picanha.

In the U.S., the Picanha is often called the top Sirloin Cap (Culotte or Coutlotte) but the most accurate translation is the Rump Cap.

In Brazil, the fat is not removed from the Cut until the Steak has been cooked. 

In the U.S., however, the fat tends to be cut down at the butcher shop unless otherwise directed by the customer

Absolutely astounding treat

Beef Picanha can be slowly cooked over a flame grill, open fire or barbecue - as Steaks or cut into 2-3 inch thick cubes and served on skewers like a Kebab. Picanha can also be roasted in the oven - and tastes great when rested - or sliced cold the next day.

To give you some impression of how simple, quick and exceptionally tasty Beef Picanha can be - here are some recipes to either consider - or inspire:

• Churrasco de Picanha - by Patricia Nunes
Traditionally the only preparation for Picanha in Brazil is the use of Rock Salt, but this recipe also adds some Brown Herb Butter
Preparation time 20 mins : Cooking time  30 mins. Click here for Beef Picanha
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• Grilled Picanha with Butternut Squash - by  Jamie Oliver
A super easy recipe from Jamie Oliver - served with peeled Squash cut into large cubes, drizzled with Oil - and finally scattered over unpeeled Garlic
Preparation time 10 mins : Cooking time 55 mins. Click here for Beef Picanha
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• Skewered Brazilian Picanha 
Skewered Picanha best served and eaten for very laid-back, informal and slower paced meals - as you will be slicing small slivers of the cooked Meat onto your guests’ plates - and putting the Beef back on the flames to stay warm - to sear the Beef further. 
Preparation time 35 mins : Cooking time 15 mins. Click here for Beef Picanha
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• Picanha with Salt Crust
A really simple recipe from Barcelona - with an easy way to perfectly seal in all those delicious juices. Don’t be afraid of over-salting this dish with the Salt crust - just enjoy the result of this technique
Preparation time 5 mins : Cooking time 30 mins. Click here for Beef Picanha
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• South American Picanha & Chimichurri - by David Olson
According to the recipe notes the best “bang for your buck at the butchers”
Live Fire Picanha at its best!
And if you have the knives - a spectacular presentation!
The only way to find out how good - is to try!
Preparation time 60 mins : Total time 1 hr 30 mins. Click here for Beef Picanha
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• Picanha Chimichurri with Sweet & Sour Peppers
Using skewered Steaks cut from the Picanha this is an oven prepared Classic Brazilian pairing - but with a fresh Pepper twist!
Preparation time 40 mins : Cooking time 10 - 15 mins. Click here for Beef Picanha
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• Cajun Picanha with Bean Salad
Check out this epic Beef recipe with punchy Cajun Spices and a fresh Bean Salad. It’s a pointed Cut, so is great for serving a crowd as you’ll get well done to rare from the same piece of Beef
Preparation/Cooking time 50 mins. Click here for Beef Picanha
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• Roast Picanha with Spiced Quince  - by Helen Graves
A stunning roast Picanha recipe with some subtly spiced Quince for a brilliant roast dinner. Picanha, also known as Rump Cap, makes a fantastic roasting Cut, as the Meat can be cooked to perfection in under an hour. 
Preparation/Cooking time 1 hr 30 mins. Click here for Beef Picanha
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• Big Green Egg Roasted Picanha
There are some classic dishes that you must have prepared on your Big Green Egg. One of those is roasted Beef Rump, or Picanha. It is not difficult to prepare and therefore suitable for the beginner as well as the advanced EGG fan. You first cook the Meat slowly on your Kamado and then briefly grill it. The layer of fat gives the Rump a lot of extra flavour. Therefore, definitely do not cut if off before cooking! When will you put this bold piece of Meat on the menu?
Preparation/Cooking time 1 hr 35 mins. Click here for Beef Picanha
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• Picanha Steak with Texan Rub
This summer, your barbecue will be even more tasty than usual with this recipe especially developed by world champion and barbecue guru Jord Althuizen. Based on the Brazilian Picanha and flavoured with the Rub Texan, served with a Corn Salsa.
Preparation/Cooking time 30 mins. Click here for Beef Picanha
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Highly prized around the world - but very hard to find - can you resist trying this rare but absolutely astounding treat?

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