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.

Flank Steak and Salsa

Flank Steak and Salsa Recipe type: Main Serves: 8   Brazilian Flank Steak is grilled and served with fresh salsa. Ingredients For the Steak 6 cloves minced garlic ½ a minced jalapeno 2tsp olive oil ¼tsp salt 2lbs flank steak For the Salsa 4 tomatoes, chopped ½ cup chopped red onion ½ a minced jalapeno ¼ cup … Continue reading

Feijoada

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

Carne Asada

Carne Asada Recipe type: Main   Carne Asada is a Brazilian form of grilled ribs. Ingredients 5lbs beef ribs 1 liter of beer spices to taste 1lb cooked rice 6 large tomatoes 1 cup of lettuce 3 avocados 2 onions 1tbsp vinegar Instructions Place ribs in a tray of spices with beer for six hours. Prepare … Continue reading

Doce de Abóbora

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

Limeade

4.0 from 1 reviews Limeade Recipe type: Drink   This Brazilian Limeade drink uses sweetened condensed milk. Ingredients 2 limes ½ cup sugar 3 tbsp sweetened condensed milk 3 cups water ice Instructions Slice the cleaned limes into wedges. Blend the limes with the sugar, sweetened condensed milk, water, and ice. Strain through a fine strainer … Continue reading