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Grilled Garlic Butter Picanha
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This Grilled Garlic Butter Picanha is perfect for a backyard dinner! It's made with golden-brown picanha steaks and spicy garlic butter. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled Garlic Butter Picanha
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 328 kcal
Author: Derek Wolf
  • 1-2 Whole Picanha fat cap on
  • 2-3 tbsp Kosher Salt
Garlic Butter:
  • ½ cup Butter unsalted
  • 2 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Parsley
  • 1 tsp Hot Sauce
  1. Begin by creating a medium heat fire (around 325F) for direct grilling.
  2. Add your whole picanhas to the grill fat cap down to slowly roast in order to melt the fat. Cook for about 7-8 minutes until the fat is golden brown and halfway rendered. Once rendered, flip the picanha over and sear off the meat side for 1-2 minutes. Pull the steaks off and place on a cutting board.
  3. Next, slice your steaks into 2.5-3” steak making sure to slice WITH the grain. You should get 3-4 decent sized steaks from one picanha. Then, generously season your steaks with kosher salt and heat your grill back up to a medium high heat (around 350F).
  4. Add your steaks to the grill to cook for 3-3.5 minutes per side or until they are 120F internal. As the steaks are cooking, add a basting skillet with your butter and minced garlic. Once the butter has melted and is bubbling, add the chopped parsley and hot sauce. After the first flip off your steaks, begin lightly basting with the Garlic Butter on the outside. When the steaks are done, pull them off and let them rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Slice you steaks up, serve with any leftover Garlic Butter and enjoy!

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Garlic Butter Picanha
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 3728mg162%
Potassium 188mg5%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 888IU18%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not dietitians or nutritionist. Nutritional information on overthefirecooking.com comes from online calculators. While we attempt to make this information accurate, it should only been viewed as an estimate.