Picanha treat

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fxsales1959

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As I've said before, we don't have "butcher" shops or meat lockers in deep South Florida (North Cuba). Perusing the sale papers Wednesday I saw a blurb from our local little Italian market. Prices there are typically 30% higher than grocery stores, but worth it if you strike it lucky. They list Whole Prime Picanha at $8.99/lb. You have to be careful down here because with language and cultural differences down here they are pretty loose with descriptions. These cuts are perfectly suited to a MB560 gravity, as you can do the smoke at 230, remove and crank it up to over 500 for the quick sear. There are a ton of google "recipes" for Picanha. I always go with "Jess". I F'd up and didn't take prep pictures. so, Score and trim the very hard, thick fat cap. Seasoning/rub, Coarse salt and coarse black pepper only.
Smoke at 230 with MB lump and a few chunks of oak (fat side up) to target of 125-130 for medium rare. spritzing occaisionally. Crank MB to 500 and sear meat on bottom grate for minute or so on each side. Looking for 130 internally via #inkbird. Remove, tent, and slice across grain. It'sd a real treat when you can find it. Not crazy about iphone coloremetry. was better in person.

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That is correct way to cook it, like a tritip it does not do well with anything more than med-rare to rare. Yeah the color looks purple but we all know that is a great red color.
 
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As I've said before, we don't have "butcher" shops or meat lockers in deep South Florida (North Cuba). Perusing the sale papers Wednesday I saw a blurb from our local little Italian market. Prices there are typically 30% higher than grocery stores, but worth it if you strike it lucky. They list Whole Prime Picanha at $8.99/lb. You have to be careful down here because with language and cultural differences down here they are pretty loose with descriptions. These cuts are perfectly suited to a MB560 gravity, as you can do the smoke at 230, remove and crank it up to over 500 for the quick sear. There are a ton of google "recipes" for Picanha. I always go with "Jess". I F'd up and didn't take prep pictures. so, Score and trim the very hard, thick fat cap. Seasoning/rub, Coarse salt and coarse black pepper only.
Smoke at 230 with MB lump and a few chunks of oak (fat side up) to target of 125-130 for medium rare. spritzing occaisionally. Crank MB to 500 and sear meat on bottom grate for minute or so on each side. Looking for 130 internally via #inkbird. Remove, tent, and slice across grain. It'sd a real treat when you can find it. Not crazy about iphone coloremetry. was better in person.

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Looks tasty! Schnuck's has CAB tri tips and these sirloin cap cuts. I have a couple of these in the freezer. Last I bought they were $7.99/lb but probably spiked since. In Brazil they'd cut the pieces you have but raw and pinch the ends together so the fat is on the outside and slide an inch wide flat skewer through these horseshoe shaped pieces, alternating the pieces down the skewer. I like it cooked whole unless doing veggies kabobs with them.
 
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Being able to look past the odd color that your camera depicted, I'd say that looks like pure perfection!! Beautiful chunk of meat for sure.

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Perfect-a-mundo I bet they tasted great!!!

Point for sure
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Looks Great !! Like.
I never even heard of that Picanha stuff, until I got some from Wild Fork----Awesome Meat !!

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