Brazilian Food Recipes

Brazilian food is rich and diverse, mixing Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, African, and Amerindian influences. Brazil’s climate is mostly tropical and the terrain and climate favor the production of coffee, a wide range of fruits, vegetables, and cattle. Because of its diverse heritage, Brazilian recipes are tantalizing and flavored with fiery spices and tropical ingredients. Traditional Brazilian food uses the land’s native ingredients of beans, rice and manioc flour.

Feijoada

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Feijoada Recipe type: Main   Feijoada is a Brazilian bean stew recipe. Ingredients ½kg black beans – cook and separate 1 large onion 4-5 cloves of garlic 200g bacon All following ingredients (except the ‘paio’) are salted. They have to be washed several times, and boiled twice (just put in cold water and bring to boil; … Continue reading

Canja com Arroz

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Canja com Arroz Recipe type: Soup   Canja com Arroz is a Brazilian Food Recipe for chicken rice soup with homemade broth. Ingredients Broth 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into pieces 2 celery stalks with leaves, cut in 4 pieces each 1 carrot, peeled and quartered 1 onion, peeled and quartered stem from 1 sprig … Continue reading

Ambrosia

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Ambrosia Recipe type: Dessert   Ambrosia is a Brazilian recipe for a creamy dessert. Ingredients 1L milk 6 eggs 500g sugar ground cinnamon Instructions Mix milk, eggs, sugar and cinnamon (to your taste) in large pan. Boil over low heat stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until it is golden brown and thickens. 2.2.8 … Continue reading

Doce de Abóbora

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Doce de Abóbora Recipe type: Dessert   Doce de Abóbora is a Brazilian pumpkin dessert. Ingredients 1 kg pumpkin or squash 700g sugar cinnamon sticks to taste cloves to taste Instructions Cut squash into 3cm square pieces. In a large pan, cook the sugar, cinnamon sticks and cloves. When the sugar starts melting, add squash and … Continue reading

Quick Couve

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Quick Couve Recipe type: Side   Couve is a Brazilian Food Recipe for a fast version of sauteed kale. Ingredients 1 head kale 2 tbsp. olive or vegetable oil 2 cloves garlic Instructions Wash kale thoroughly. Place each kale leaf on a cutting board and use a paring knife to remove the leaf rib—the stem that … Continue reading