Picanha Mini Roasts with Miso Glaze

 I was recently treated to a hamper of goodies from Simply Beef and Lamb, which included the picanha cut of beef – the corner cut of the rump, a recipe and the ingredients to make picanha mini roasts with miso glaze. This recipe was created to match this particular cut of beef.  Having had this cut before, when I slow braised it for a steak pie, I knew the meat had a wonderful flavour so I was excited to be cooking it again. The miso glaze made a delicious addition and went really well with steamed winter cabbage and wild rice. Unfortunately, I think my oven may have produced a higher heat than the suggested one as, after cooking for the recommended 25 minutes, the meat was completely overcooked and chewy. I would like to try this recipe again but, as ovens often vary in temperature I would like to fry the meat on a griddle and drizzle with the miso glaze before serving.

Serves 4

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25-30 minutes

4 x 150-200g/5-7oz mini roasting picanha roasts

For the Miso Glaze
45ml/3tbsp red miso paste (available in the ethnic section of large supermarkets)
45ml/3tbsp Japanese rice wine or mirin
10ml/2tsp runny honey


  1. In a small bowl mix together the glaze ingredients to form a paste.
  2. Preheat the oven to Gas mark 5, 190°C, 375°F.
  3. Put the picanha roasts on a chopping board, season and brush portions with the glaze.
  4. Position on a rack in a roasting tin lined with foil and roast for 25-30 minutes, cover with foil if browning too quickly.
  5. Serve the beef with steamed winter cabbage and rice.

Tip: This glaze works well on steaks too.

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