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Grilled Picanha Brazilian BBQ

Grilled Picanha Brazilian BBQ

Try this cut at home.

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6


  • 3 Picanha steaks or Strip steak with fat still attached, 1″ thick
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Rock sea salt


  1. Preheat the grill to the maximum temperature (my grill is gas).
  2. The meat must be at room temperature to give it the proper shape. Roll, use the pictures as a guide, and secure it using a Brazilian-style meat skewer.
    Working the meat on the skewer.
  3. Salt both sides of the meat liberally with coarse sea salt. Then press the rock sea salt to form a crust.
    Salting the steaks. Salting the steaks.
  4. Place on the grill, do not move for 2 minutes and flip. The vast majority of rock salt will fall. Cook for 10-14 minutes, depending on whether you want it medium rare or medium. Flip it a couple of times. Scrape the steaks gently with a knife to loosen any pieces of rock salt still attached.
    Grilling the steaks. Grilling the steaks.
  5. Let stand for 5 minutes covered. Cut into thin slices against the grain to serve. Enjoy your Brazilian BBQ Rodizio!
    Grilled picanha. Grilled Picanha Brazilian BBQ


This was a sponsored recipe by Kroger (2018).

  • Author: Pilar Hernandez
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Meat
  • Method: BBQ
  • Cuisine: Brazilian

Keywords: Grilled Picanha, Brazilian BBQ