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How To Cook Bison Picanha (Culotte) Roast

Updated: Jul 21

Bison Picanha, also known as Culotte, is a tender and flavorful cut that can be the star of your meal. Follow this short cooking guide to prepare a delicious dish and learn how to cook a Bison Picanha (Culotte) Roast to perfection:

Bison Picanha (Culotte) Roast

  • Preparing the Roast:

  • Remove the Bison Picanha Roast from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. This allows for more even cooking.

  • Pat the roast dry with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture.

  • Seasoning:

  • Bison meat has a rich flavor that pairs well with various seasonings. Season the Picanha Roast generously with salt, freshly ground black pepper, and any additional herbs or spices of your choice. Consider using garlic powder, paprika, rosemary, or a steak seasoning blend to enhance the flavors.

  • Cooking Methods:

  • Grilling: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Lightly oil the grates to prevent sticking. Place the seasoned Bison Picanha Roast on the grill with the fat cap facing up. Cook for about 20-25 minutes, turning occasionally, until the internal temperature reaches around 130°F (54°C) for medium-rare or 140°F (60°C) for medium. Use a meat thermometer to ensure your desired level of doneness.

  • Oven Roasting: Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Heat a large oven-safe skillet or roasting pan over medium-high heat on the stovetop. Add a small amount of oil or clarified butter. Sear the seasoned Bison Picanha Roast on all sides until browned. Transfer the skillet or roasting pan to the preheated oven and roast for about 20-25 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches around 130°F (54°C) for medium-rare or 140°F (60°C) for medium. Again, use a meat thermometer to ensure the desired level of doneness.

  • Resting:

  • After cooking, remove the Bison Picanha Roast from the heat source and let it rest for about 10-15 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, resulting in a more flavorful and tender roast.

  • Slicing and Serving:

  • Slice the Bison Picanha Roast against the grain into thin, juicy slices. Serve it as the centerpiece of your meal alongside your favorite accompaniments, such as chimichurri sauce, roasted potatoes, or a fresh green salad.

Bison Picanha Roast offers a tender and flavorful dining experience. By following these simple steps, you'll be able to enjoy a delicious Bison Picanha Roast that will impress your family and friends.

Note: Cooking times may vary based on the size and thickness of the roast. Adjust the cooking time accordingly and ensure the internal temperature reaches a safe level for consumption. Always follow proper food safety guidelines for handling, cooking, and storage.

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