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Slow-roast picanha with baby potatoes

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.


For the potatoes

  • Preheat the oven to 180ο C (350ο F) set to fan.
  • Spread the whole salt into a baking pan and add the potatoes.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes.

For the picanha

  • Preheat the oven to 120ο C (250ο F) set to fan.
  • In a bowl add the paprika, allspice, chili powder, vegetable bouillon powder, and mix.
  • Add the olive oil and mix until there is a paste.
  • Spread the paste over the whole surface of the meat and ideally, refrigerate it for 1-2 hours to marinate it well.
  • Add the picanha into a frying pan with the fat side facing down and transfer over medium heat. Cook the fat side for 20 minutes and then, flip it over and allow 2 minutes for it to turn golden.
  • Transfer into a baking pan with a rack and pour over the sauce from the frying pan.
  • Roast for 1 hour. Remove and let it rest. To calculate the cooking time properly, for every 100 g more picanha, increase the cooking time by 10 minutes. For every 100 g less picanha, decrease the cooking time by 5 minutes.

To assemble

  • Place the frying pan in which you cooked the picanha over high heat.
  • Remove the potatoes from the salt and cut them in half.
  • Transfer into the hot frying pan with the cut side facing down. Add the butter and let it melt.
  • Turn off the heat and let the butter get to all of the potatoes.
  • Cut the picanha into thin slices and serve with the potatoes and thyme.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
14 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
21 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
26 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
4 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
1 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
52 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
8 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
- %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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