This is hands-down the most popular beef in Brazil. Picanha (pronounced pee-KAHN-yah) is known states-side as Top Sirloin Cap, Fat On... and the fat is what makes all the difference.
This cut packs a lot of flavor and offers one of the best price-value proposition. While Picanha is best cooked in open flames (charcoal or wood), it can also be cooked with gas or in the oven.
WHAT MAKES OUR PICANHA SPECIAL?
Our Picanha is G1 Certified, meaning it is of the highest quality in the market. This means you will always get beef with moderate marbling, grade "A' maturity and it is sourced specifically from a couple specific farms in the MidWest. Our Picanha has been wet aged for 30 days.
There is plenty of Holestein Picanha out there. Meat N' Bone carries G1 Certified, Angus Picanha with a 3/4 fat layer... and that is what makes it special.
You will not only get the beef marbling, but you are eating premium beef from Angus steers ("A" maturity), fed with premium grain and pasture. These are steers that weight less than 1,050 lbs. This is "the good stuff" raised and processed in America, aged and cut in Chicago.
WHY WEIGHT RANGES?
While the Picanha (aka Coulotte) is not a muscle it is not a steak.. meaning, we don't get to trim it and cut it to an exact weight. Each steer will be different and its Coulotte will be of a size... because we sell online at pre-determined prices we have divided the Coulottes in weight ranges. We price the Picanha to the lower end of the weight range... so if its a 2-3 lb, we are pricing it at 2 lbs. So while you may be getting the smaller end of the weight, range... you are still getting what you paid for.
Best for: Grilling
Best Cooked: Medium, Medium-Well
Suggested Reads on cooking Picanha:
How to Grill Picanha – Easy Step by Step Guide (Via Honest Cooking)
Source: US MidWest | Black Angus Beef (Top 5% of Choice)