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
This Particular Picanha is sourced from Australia where we work with one of the premiere Wagyu Programs. The marbling is more consistent than that of our Domestic Picanha.
BMS8-9? HOW DOES THAT WORK?
Steers are graded based on the amount and distribution of marbling in the ribeye muscle at the cut surface after the carcass has been ribbed between the 12th and 13th ribs. That means that the Picanha is graded based on the marbling of the Ribeye (graders do not inspect Picanha or ANY other muscle... but the RibEye)
Not every Picanah will be marbled like a Ribeye, its Picanha. Not a Ribeye.
What this means is that your Picanha may be marbled like a RibEye BMS 8-9 or it may not. A steer graded BMS 8-9 will definitely be high quality and will have superior marbling... but if you are expecting superb marbling the sure bet is to go with a RibEye or go for Japanese A5 beef.
Do note that marbling is not a driving indicator of tenderness, hence not all beef graded "Prime" is equal.
HOW DO I COOK IT?
The first video we have ever made, and of course... it had to be about Picanha. Learn to grill Picanha in less than 3.5 minutes!
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.