Reverse-Seared Picanha with Chimichurri

Thank you to Second City Prime for the picanha that inspired this recipe.

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  • 3-4 lb. picanha
  • Salt to taste
  • Big Green Egg Classic Steakhouse Seasoning


Set your EGG up for indirect cooking with the convEGGtor at 325°F/163°C.

Using a sharp knife, cut the fat layer in a cross-hatch pattern without cutting the meat. Season with salt and Big Green Egg Classic Steakhouse Seasoning. Place the picanha on the cooking grid and cook for about 40 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 115°F. Remove from the EGG and let rest for about 10 minutes.

Remove the convEGGtor and set your EGG for direct cooking at 500°F/260°C.

Place the picanha back on the grid and sear for one minute on each side. Remove from the EGG once the internal temperature reaches 125°F. Serve with the sauce on the side.

Chimichurri Ingredients

  • 1½ cup of fresh chopped parsley
  • ½ cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • ⅛ cup fresh chopped oregano
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Chimichurri Instructions

While the picanha is cooking, mix together all the ingredients for the chimichurri sauce and refrigerate.

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