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.

Moqueca

Moqueca Recipe type: Entree   Moqueca is a Brazilian fish stew recipe. Ingredients 2 kg fish (grouper or shark) Lime drops ½ tsp salt ½ tsp ground black pepper 3 seedless red peppers, sliced (rings) 1 kg ripe tomatoes (hard), sliced (round) 5 medium size onions, sliced (rings) 2 tbsp chopped coriander 2 tbsp chopped parsley … Continue reading

Acaraje

Acaraje Recipe type: Side   Acaraje is a Brazilian food recipe of bean fritters with shrimp. Ingredients 2 cups canned kidney beans, drained 1 onion, chopped 1 chili pepper salt black pepper oil for deep-frying 20 pieces dried shrimp Instructions Puree the beans, onion, chili, salt, and pepper in a food processor. Form into 20 small … Continue reading

Brigadeiro

Brigadeiro Recipe type: Dessert   Brigadeiro are a Brazilian chocolate bonbon. Ingredients 2 cans condensed milk 4 egg yolks 1 tbsp margarine (unsalted) 2 tbsp chocolate powder Chocolate sprinkles Instructions Mix everything well in a bowl and microwave for 5 minutes. Mix again and microwave another 5 minutes. Mix very well – until homogeneous. After cooling, … Continue reading

Bolo Bêbado

Bolo Bêbado Recipe type: Dessert   Bolo Bebado is also known as “drunken cake” in Brazilian recipes and is a moist sponge cake. Ingredients 6 eggs 6 tbsp sugar 6 tbsp breadcrumbs 1 tbsp flour 1 tbsp baking powder 1 cup water 2 cups sugar 1 cup pinga/rum Instructions In a blender, mix first 5 ingredients. … Continue reading

Bomba

5.0 from 1 reviews Bomba Recipe type: Dessert   Bomba or “bomb” is a Brazilian dessert bread stuffed with cream or chocolate. Ingredients 250ml water pinch of salt 100g margarine 150g flour 4 eggs Instructions In a pan, bring water, salt and margarine to boil. Add flour, and stir constantly with a wooden spoon. When the … Continue reading