Little Lakes Ranch, LLC Grassfed Picanha Steak
The picanha cut of beef comes from an area on the rump of the cow above a fat cap. In the US, the picanha cut is known as a rump cap or sirloin cap but in Brazil the most prized cut of meat tends to be the picanha. There the traditional preparation is to skewer the meat and cook it over a charcoal grill, with a minimal seasoning consisting of sea salt.
Enjoy within 5 days or freeze for later use.
Sizeappx. 8-12 oz
Keep refrigerated or frozen. Farmers to You orders beef by the whole animal and it arrives fresh to us. On weeks when we receive a fresh beef delivery you will receive cuts that are fresh, not frozen. On weeks when we do not receive a new order your beef will be sent frozen, beginning the thawing process while en route to you and can continue the thawing process in your fridge and be enjoyed within a week. The beef can be refrozen if desired without compromising the quality of the meat. Check the weekly bounty in our Friday Newsletter for fresh beef updates.
We source our 100% grassfed beef from Tilldale Farm and Little Lakes Ranch. Both farms raise Red Devon cross cattle on a 100% grassfed and grass finished diet. The beef is dry aged for at least a week before delivery to us.
June 25, 2022 by Jeff
This is not a particularly tender cut, but it's quite full flavored, with a pretty deep, beefy taste. I looked up recipes and most said to marinate and cook at a relatively low temperature to no more than medium rare. The photos of this on the web showed a large band of fat on one side. This came with a very thin, fat/gristle band, which is fine. Easily cut off, but perhaps without the fat, it didn't permeate the meat when it was cooking.
Anyway, I did all of this, and it came out medium rare to slightly redder. The less parts were, indeed, juicier, but still on the chewier side. But there was lots of flavor.
Perhaps slicing it differently might have helped, but it's certainly not a lush cut. It's a fairly inexpensive, yet flavorful cut. If I were to get it again, after cooking it, I might slice it up in to very small pieces and use it in a taco/burrito or something like that.