Favoured in S. America as a cut for the BBQ, Picanha is also known as the Rump Cap. It has become very fashionable among those searching for beef online. The properly reared grass fed version has to be the ultimate version. There only being a small quantity of Picanha on any one animal it is a cut best ordered in advance. The Picanha can be served as steak or a small succulent beef joint.
Picanha Steak Recipe
Picanha Steak – Serves 2
A handful of parsley, leaves only.
Freshly ground pepper.
1 tbsp olive oil.
Remove the Picanha steaks from the fridge 30 mins before cooking, to allow them to come to room temperature.
Meanwhile, make the stilton butter. Crumble 100g stilton into a food processor. Finely chop the parsley leaves and add them to the processor. Add 100g butter and whizz till incorporated and smooth. This will make more stilton butter than you may need for the Picanha steaks, and any extra will keep in the fridge for 1 week, or can be frozen for up to 3 months.
Pop large, heavy frying pan on the hob and warm to a high heat. Rub the Picanha steaks with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. When the pan is smoking hot, pour in 1 tbsp olive oil and add the steaks. Fry for 3 mins on each side for pink middles, or add an extra 1-2 mins on each side if you like your steaks more cooked through. Transfer the cooked steaks to a plate to rest for 2-3 mins.
Pop the Picanha steaks onto a couple of plates and top each with a generous spoonful of the stilton butter. Serve with chips and a fresh watercress salad on the side.
- Our Picanha Steak is carefully hung for a minimum of 28 days to produce richly flavoured, hugely flavoursome, tender meat.
- Picanha Steak makes delicious steaks or can be presented as a rolled joint which is perfect for roasting.
- All of our meat comes from traditionally bred animals who have led happy, outdoor lives.