Where to buy Picanha in Sydney?

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Where to buy Picanha in Sydney?

Post by L2obin »

I have just discovered some Rump caps packaged as Coles Roast Beef. While it looks ok it is still relatively expensive, and I was wondering where I could buy The Brazilian Picanha cut in Sydney?

I spoke to a couple of butchers and they are unwilling to cut out just the Rump capas they then have trouble selling the remainder of the Rump.

I was wondering whether anyone has a suggestion on where I oils buy Pichana from specifically in Sydney (closer toLiverpool would be best)

PS: Picanha Is a specific part of the Rump Cap that is popular in Brazil.

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Re: Where to buy Picanha in Sydney?

Post by 12x7 »


http://www.brookvalemeats.com.au/produc ... .5kg-Piece


Give these guys a call where they get their meat from.

Bella’s Beef Picanha Rump Cap Tacos with Green Chimichurri

The picanha, or rump cap, has to be the KING of all beef cuts. It’s most prized in Brazilian churrasco bbq’s, where they salt it very liberally and cook over a proper charcoal grill.

I love it for two reasons – firstly because it has a generous thick layer of good soft (not chewy or sinewy) fat over the top. Not only does this keep the cut moist, but the fat adds an incredible amount of flavour as it melts over the meat. And because I’m a fat lover, I just adore eating the fatty part itself, it literally melts on your mouth like butter.

The meatier part of the beef is actually very lean, so it benefits from not over cooking, keep it medium rare. It also benefits from resting, to let the met relax and wait for the juices to redistribute.

This cut of meat sits on the top of the rump, so it’s often called the rump cap. As it’s not a traditional Australian cut, you might need to special order it from your local butcher. I buy mine from Harris Farm in Sydney, or you can try A&S select meats in Mascot – they specialise in South American cuts of meat (their fresh chorizo, morcilla black pudding and beef short ribs are also amazing). Look out for MSA accreditation on your beef to get the best quality.

Beef picanha tacos with green chimichurri and avocado

Serves 8

For the picanha:

1 Beef rump cap (about 1.7kg) aka picanha
2 Tbsp salt (non-iodised)
2 Tbsp olive oil
for the green chimichurri:

1 bunch parsley
1 bunch coriander
3 Tbsp dried oregano flakes
2 cloves garlic
2 ea French shalllots (small purple onions)
200ml extra virgin olive oil
100ml red wine vinegar
2 anchovy fillets
3 tsp paprika powder
½ tsp cumin powder
½ tsp all spice powder
1 tsp chilli flakes
to serve

30 white corn taco tortillas
4 avocados
green salad, on the side
Preheat oven to 200C. Remove picanha from fridge 1 hour before you’re ready to start cooking.
Rub picanha with olive oil and salt. Put a non stock fry pan on high heat and sear the picanha so it’s well caramelised on all sides, especially the top with the fat on it (this could take up to 10 minutes). Transfer to a baking tray, fat side up, and roast for 40 minutes. Remove, cover with foil and let rest for 30 minutes.
For the green chimichurri, simply place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Season to taste.
To serve, slice picanha into 0.5cm thick slices, against the grain. Warm the tortillas by wrapping in moistened paper towel and microwaving for 30 seconds (just do as many as you need for each round of tacos, so they don’t go cold). Serve with avocado and a side salad.

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Re: Where to buy Picanha in Sydney?

Post by L2obin »

Thank you for your reply.

Looks like Harris Farm is the most affordable. 10.99/kg.

Do you order online?

What do they look like? I am looking for a nice 0.5cm+ fat cap. Do they come pre packaged?

The other thing is the Rump cap in its entirety is not Pichana according to the video above. Only the cap from the 3rd vein down qualifies as Pichana..

Do you use the whole lot?
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Re: Where to buy Picanha in Sydney?

Post by the dane »

Most youtube rump caps look big. Are we in Australia allowed to breed a cow that big? Bit like usa with there huge pigs compared to ours

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Re: Where to buy Picanha in Sydney?

Post by Bill44 »

I cook mine on a hot spit, that's the South American way. Sliced about 7cm thick and doubled over with the fat on the outside.
Take great care finding the direction of the grain, it can be very tricky with this cut of beef.
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Re: Where to buy Picanha in Sydney?

Post by 12x7 »

Here's how to cook on a Weber Kettle.

Lot's of good information where it is cut is from etc in the video.


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