Smoked & Seared Picanha Roast – Cut into Strips

Smoked & Seared Picanha Roast – Cut into Strips

Picanha is a famous Brazilian cut of beef from Brazil, also known as top sirloin or rump Cap that has its thick fat cap on it.
One popular Brazilian technique for this cut is to serve it in stripes, basically making your steaks cutting those to have the entire length of the roast. And the magic on that is that you get in every steak the shorter/thinner part of the cut (that is most tender) and the larger and juicer thicker part.
When you cut the steaks differently than that, people that eat the thicker parts, or the first steaks, won’t be as tender or flavorful as the smaller steaks coming from the tip of the roast.
Test it out and check the difference, Brazilian pit masters will be glad you’ve learned how to get this cut to perfection.
Also, go simple on the seasoning, so you don’t overpower the flavor of the meat, trust me, it will be incredible.


Kosher Salt

Ground black pepper


With the entire roast/cut, there is not much preparation needed, season all sides with the kosher salt and ground pepper so it is completely covered.

Preheat your Bradley Smoker to 250ºF (121°C), place it on the racks with the fat cap side up, and smoke it with Hickory or Apple wood until it reaches internal temperature of 120ºF (49°C).

Remove it from the smoker, and cut your steaks as explained before. On the pre-heated grill place the steaks on the grill and sear it until reaching internal temperature of 130ºF (54°C).

Let it rest for a couple minutes to keep the juices inside and finish cooking, you’ll reach a perfect medium rare.

Now just slice and serve it, if you want to get an extra flavor chimichurri sauce will be a perfect combination.


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