Steak - Picanha

Steak - Picanha

1 steak per package


Susie Bulloch (

This Grilled Picanha Steak is a delicious, juicy grilled steak popular in Brazilian steakhouses. It's a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth bite of good meat cooked over charcoal with simple seasoning.

PREP TIME : 15 mins

COOK TIME : 20 mins

RESTING TIME : 10 mins

TOTAL TIME : 45 mins

SERVINGS : 6 people

CALORIES : 155kcal

  • Preheat your charcoal grill. You can also use a rotisserie, if you have access to one. Set your charcoal up in 2 zones and vents all the way open. You want the temp to be really hot, around 500+ degrees F.
  • Prep the meat. Skewer the picanha with two metal skewers to secure each steak. Picanha has a fat cap on one side, so curve the steaks to make a C with the fat cap on the outside of the C. Season the steaks on all sides with the salt.
  • Grill the steaks. Place the skewers directly on the charcoal grill right in the middle between the hot and cool zones. Stand by to flip every 2 minutes to recreate a rotisserie experience without actually having a rotisserie. Cook to your preferred doneness. I cooked my steaks for about 15-20 minutes to 130 degrees F medium rare.
  • Rest, slice, and serve. Pull the picanha off the grill and let them rest. Use a heating pad to hold the skewers, then secure the skewer underneath and run knife on the outside of the steak to slice into thin slices.