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 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
Caipirinha Recipe type: Drink Prep time: 10 mins Total time: 10 mins Caipirinha is a Brazilian Cocktail Recipe and means Little Country Girl. Ingredients 1 lime (the best would be to use a small yellow lemon called ‘galego’, in Brazil – if you find it, use 2 instead of 1 lime) sugar pinga (sugar and … Continue reading
Vatapa de Galinha Recipe type: Entree Vatapa de Galinha is a Brazilian food recipe with chicken in a creamy nut sauce. Ingredients 4 chicken pieces (quarters or legs) 3 cloves garlic, minced juice of two limes 1 tsp salt 1 cup chicken stock or water 1 #version# … Continue reading
Sebiche Recipe type: Entree Sebiche is a Brazilian form of Ceviche. Ingredients 10 fillet of fish 6 tomatoes 1 onion 10 lemons 1 bunch of cilantro ½tsp of salt Instructions Chop the fillet in to small pieces and wash it in a strainer. Squeeze the lemon in a bowl then mix it with the chopped … Continue reading
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