Picanha (oven) - churrasco without a grill

Ingredients List

  • 3/4 springs of rosemary (or 1tbsp dry)
  • 1 tbsp Rock salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 point of rump (~1-1.25kg) fat on


  1. Score the the fat of the meat without cutting to the meat.
  2. Seal the meat on top and bottom, fat side in a large skillet on a high heat.
  3. Strip the leaves off the rosemary and blend the salt with the rosemary and black pepper in a food processor (simply mix with a spoon or pestle and mortar).
  4. Massage the meat with the seasoned salt.
  5. Discard the excess
  6. Bake 200°C (medium high) for 20 minutes with maximum fat side up. Should read 56°C (130°C-135°F) inside.
  7. Remove from the oven, cover the meat with aluminum foil and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  8. Slice the meat against the fibers to ensure more tenderness.

Notes & thoughts

The cut of Picanha is really hard to find, closest thing I've had in the UK is a point of rump. You need to order this in advance. Sometimes mixed results with the rarity of the meat, but this seems to do rare/Medium-rare quite well.