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Costco.ca: Argentinian Beef Picanha $59.99 at Costco.ca after $20 off

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[Costco] Costco.ca: Argentinian Beef Picanha $59.99 at Costco.ca after $20 off

I personally didn't try it but some reviewers say it's a best beef they ever tasted. Expires tonight.
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Ordered 2 because.... why not?

Will try this sous vide too.

Thanks OP!

*edit* - as quite the lover of beef (several trips to Japan for Matsusaka beef, Alberta beef when we're at home...), I'm very excited to try multiple ways of cooking this!
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this better than the Wagyu beef at Costco everyone was going nuts over?
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$20/lb seems kinda expensive for this cut.
Likely a factor of overnight shipping and it’s smaller size vs. other cuts (e.g. 5lb ribeye for a similar cost per lb at $23/lb).
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This is one of the few produces that Canada's is decent and fair in price, so support local?
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I keep hearing about Picanha on Sous Vide Everything. Excited to try!
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Jan 11, 2007
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No, this a cut of beef. Wagyu is a particular type of cow. Now if you can get your hands on Wagyu Picanha, pretty safe to say there isn't anything left to live for in the beef world.
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Ordered this once before.

Was good but I wouldn't order at $80. I'm tempted to order again and reverse sear it, but boy was it smokey on the kamado. Dare I say it was too rich?
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Jun 25, 2015
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Picanha is a Brazilian cut not Argentinean.

The price even with $20 off is too expensive at more than $40/kg and you can get it for 2/3 of that price at any latin butcher (Iasenza or St-Viateur butcher in . Montreal)

As you can see in the pic there's a big chunk of fat on top that makes the cut delicious as it renders while cooking but keep in mind that you are paying rib eye price for the fat too.

Thanks Op for the post
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aljawo wrote: Picanha is a Brazilian cut not Argentinean.
lol so only Brazilian cows can be cut this way? This beef is from Argentina.
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Oct 30, 2015
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I pay $25/kg at my local butcher, obviously not Argentinian, so considering the logistics this has potential to be a good deal. (I’m Brazilian btw)

For god’s sake, don’t take off the fat (eat the f*** thing), just coarse salt on an open extra hot grill, rare or medium-rare. 1 inch or thicker cuts. If cooking the whole thing, sear the whole piece before slicing it. Then you need less time to sear it.

Enjoy boys!
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Jun 25, 2015
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LNahid2000 wrote: lol so only Brazilian cows can be cut this way? This beef is from Argentina.
You are right. Maybe as Argentinean the listing didn't sit well on me having so many good cuts to offer. Price is not great nonetheless. And I'd feel like buying brazilian dulce de leche 🤷
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aljawo wrote:
You are right. Maybe as Argentinean the listing didn't sit well on me having so many good cuts to offer. Price is not great nonetheless. And I'd feel like buying brazilian dulce de leche 🤷
There are Brazilian Dulce de leche (doce de leite) that are considerably different from Argentinian. And some are better imho.
Bencherstyle wrote: Whats the best way to cook and eat this?
Cut in slices like 1 in (2 fingers) against the fiber, season with coarse salt. Ideally use charcoal bbq, set as indirect heat.
Focus wrote: This is one of the few produces that Canada's is decent and fair in price, so support local?
If you can get this cut in Canadian free range grsss fed Angus, should be similar in quality. But hard to come by.
MarcoDeals wrote: I pay $25/kg at my local butcher, obviously not Argentinian, so considering the logistics this has potential to be a good deal. (I’m Brazilian btw)

For god’s sake, don’t take off the fat (eat the f*** thing), just coarse salt on an open extra hot grill, rare or medium-rare. 1 inch or thicker cuts. If cooking the whole thing, sear the whole piece before slicing it. Then you need less time to sear it.

Enjoy boys!
Well cook with the fat and its ok to remove afterwards
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huuuu! (¬'-')¬ C-('-'Q) straight!
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Hangryhippo wrote: I keep hearing about Picanha on Sous Vide Everything. Excited to try!
lol yes

I'm pretty sure I've had Picanha at Brazilian steakhouses and it was very good
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The big question: is it 1.6 kg or 3 lbs? Because 3 lbs is 1.36 kg. The listing says "1.6 kg (3 lb.)"
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LNahid2000 wrote: lol so only Brazilian cows can be cut this way? This beef is from Argentina.
Agree, the section of the cut is called top sirloin cap
Any beef would have this section.
piranha is just a name in Brazilian
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