You only live once and life is too short to worry about the price of beef. At least that is my mantra. Do not enlarge the second image and look at the price of the Mishima Reserve Ultra Wagyu Picanha if you are squeamish in the pocket book. Ms. Goofy picked up this chunk of gold at the butcher; R & R meats of Redding California. I asked her to get a Tri-Tip of this Wagyu beef. We knew of the price but this is Wagyu beef and should be a treat. We were not disappointed.
Ms. Goofy brought home a Picanha roast instead of a tri-tip. To be honest I was not real familiar with this cut. The beef was a deep red color and there was not a lot of intra-muscular fat usually associated with the Wagyu beef. I seasoned the 3 pound roast and brought it to room temperatue. I cooked it in two stages. I seared it over a smoking hot fire and finished it with indirect heat. The roast was pulled at 125 degrees internal temperature. I let the roast rest for a very long 15 minutes. It was time to eat.
Wow, double Wow, was this beef ultra fantastic. It was fork tender like a filet. This meat had a deep rich beef flavor like a sirloin. Each bite you craved the next. I may be in beef heaven. This was just what the doctor ordered. I am so happy with this cut of beef. What was an added bonus was the sandwiches the next day. We do not eat this beef everyday; but I could.