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Brazilian BBQ

MonkeyBrains Oct 10, 2001 11:11 AM

I've been tasked to bring the meat to a Brazilian BBQ this Saturday.
My problem is that I have no idea what kind of beef cut would be traditional at a such an event.
I asked a Brazilian friend of mine but he did'nt know what the name of it would be in english. No, I don't have the portugese word for it.
Can anyone tell me what would be the best choice for this BBQ ?

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    Mike Kilgore RE: MonkeyBrains Oct 10, 2001 11:29 AM

    Here's one place to get started on your quest. Hope it's helpful.

    Link: http://www.maria-brazil.org/barbecue.htm

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      MonkeyBrains RE: Mike Kilgore Oct 10, 2001 11:39 AM

      Thanks, that's exactly what I'm looking for.

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      Brian (OC) RE: MonkeyBrains Oct 10, 2001 12:27 PM

      Skirt steak is a typical cut of beef for Brazilian BBQ. Flank steak also but it's more expensive.

      Then it's just sea/kosher salt rubbed on the meat as the marinade.

      Grill it and chow down!

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        MonkeyBrains RE: Brian (OC) Oct 10, 2001 01:54 PM

        Thanks. After talking over with some friends I think I'll go with the skirt steaks.

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        mistermike RE: MonkeyBrains Oct 11, 2001 05:59 PM

        I think the quintessential cut for a Brazilian BBQ would be Pichana (spell?). I think its a part of the top sirloin. I've also been told it only comes from a certain breed of cows common to Brazil. It's very good/tender and worth seeking out. You might want to call a local Rodizio place for a source.

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          mdcgroup RE: MonkeyBrains Oct 15, 2001 05:59 PM

          Wonderful Brazilian BBQ at Piccana Churriscaria???
          In Burbank California
          It is all you can eat
          They bring the meat to you and will not stop until you tell them to
          as well they have a salad bar too
          There are 16 kinds of meats from beef, filet, sausages, chicken, pork, etc.
          It is too good
          On Mondays dinner is at the Lunch price
          It is always crowded too

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