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SmokingJo
08-10-2013, 06:44 PM
Hi Brethren and Sisteren,
today I buyed 2 great pieces of meat: an argentine 2,3lb picanha and a 12lb USA chuck, both imported in Italy.

With the chuck I made 11 steaks, and the picanha was cut in 4 pieces.

Chuck steak reverse seared, while cooking picanha churrasco style, with a spade. Everything was basted sometimes during cooking with a herb brush ala Adam Perry Lang (fresh rosemary, marjoram and lemon thyme, bent over a piece of cherry wood), with a hot baste made with extra virgin olive oil, unsalted butter and garlic.

When the picanha was seared, I cut the external part, seasoning it with salt&pepper, then again the spade over the coals, and so on for 4 or 5 times. Lid was on during the cooking.

Everything was delicious and the cooking and presentation method of the churrasco picanha had also a great visual impact with friends and family!

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii552/giovannidambruoso/7D0CB752-9DAF-417E-A112-21C4CA4A2385-13536-00000823421E28F4.jpg

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Do you see the herb brush?

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii552/giovannidambruoso/B01C603C-696B-4673-B07B-DCBDFAAC2696-13536-00000823AD85FA66.jpg

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And...the money shot:
http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii552/giovannidambruoso/37F64A31-C3FC-4671-A545-518BA573A555-13536-00000823B9DDD99C.jpg

For dessert, grilled figs topped with baldamic vinegar and cinnamoon and vanilla icecream:

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii552/giovannidambruoso/07EC7C4C-C147-4EB1-9C03-C809E52CF86C-13536-000008238BA1EA5D.jpg

Thanks for reading :grin:,
Gianni

aawa
08-10-2013, 06:46 PM
Great looking cook!

I checked my email, text messages, and missed phone call log and I didn't get an invite :(

SmokingJo
08-10-2013, 07:14 PM
Great looking cook!

I checked my email, text messages, and missed phone call log and I didn't get an invite :(

Thank you! Didn't you receive my QTM (Q Telepathy Message)? :laugh:

deepsouth
08-10-2013, 07:24 PM
hayzeus that's beautiful.

fantomlord
08-10-2013, 07:31 PM
That all looks amazing!

buccaneer
08-10-2013, 07:47 PM
Gorgeous!!!!! :clap2:

cameraman
08-10-2013, 10:35 PM
Mighty fine looking grub bro.

BevoBurn96
08-10-2013, 10:39 PM
grilled figs - I'll have to try that...

sknabnoj
08-11-2013, 12:20 AM
That all looks really good. I think that the picanha is more of a brazilian cut though, not Argentine. Still, looks great... how do you like your cast iron grate for the grill? I've been thinking about getting one of those.

SmokingJo
08-11-2013, 12:31 AM
That all looks really good. I think that the picanha is more of a brazilian cut though, not Argentine. Still, looks great... how do you like your cast iron grate for the grill? I've been thinking about getting one of those.

Thank you! You're right, picanha cut is brazilian, but the beast was argentine!:mrgreen:

I love my cast iron grate! Sure you can live without it, as you can live without a Ferrari. :becky:

Damn True
08-11-2013, 12:37 AM
My Italian is weak but:

Questo è bello. Dove vivi in ​​Italia? Mia moglie ed io siamo sposati a Citerna che è vicino a Citi DI Costello.

SmokingJo
08-11-2013, 03:42 AM
My Italian is weak but:

Questo bello. Dove vivi in ​​Italia? Mia moglie ed io siamo sposati a Citerna che vicino a Citi DI Costello.

Grazie! I live in south Italy, near Bari, over the sea.

Nut
08-11-2013, 06:29 AM
Great looking cook! Bet it was tasty!

Fake Farmer
08-11-2013, 07:28 AM
That cut of Picahna looks like something else! Never heard of it before, but it looks so tender.

Grilled figs for dessert is something I've thought of. My grandfather used to have a tree in his garden, and I have lots of great memories of them as a snack/dessert. Gonna have to make a go of it. Thanks for inspiring.

Garyclaw
08-11-2013, 07:51 AM
That looks really good, Gianni! Thanks for sharing.

chicagokp
08-11-2013, 08:02 AM
Excellent!!

Bigdog
08-11-2013, 08:15 AM
That is truly outstanding. :thumb:

SmokingJo
08-11-2013, 06:20 PM
Thank you all guys!:grin:

Phubar
08-12-2013, 04:40 AM
Picanha is one of my Phavorites!
Nice work!

Titch
08-12-2013, 04:43 AM
Another enticing post mate, the food looks brilliant