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.

Canja de Galinha

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Canja de Galinha Recipe type: Main   Canja de Galinha is a Brazilian chicken soup. Ingredients 3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken meat 1 onion, chopped 6 cups chicken stock ¼ cup white rice ¾ cup tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped ½ cup carrots, chopped salt to taste black pepper to taste ¾ cup diced ham 1 … Continue reading

Limeade

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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

Bolo de Maracujà

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Bolo de Maracujà Recipe type: Dessert   Bolo de Maracuja is a Brazilian passion fruit cake. Ingredients 2 cups flour 2 cups sugar 5 eggs separated 1 cup passion fruit pulp 100g margarine 1 tbsp baking powder 2 cups passion fruit 2 cups sugar Instructions Blend the passion fruit pulp, take the seeds out, and reserve. … Continue reading

Camarão na Moranga

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Camarão na Moranga Recipe type: Appetiser   Camarão na Moranga is a Brazilian pumpkin/squash recipe stuffed with creamy shrimp. Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion 2 cloves of garlic 1 or 2 tomatoes chopped (optional) 500g shrimp 400g cream cheese 1 pumpkin/squash seeded (25-30 cm in diameter) Instructions In a pan, saute chopped onion and … Continue reading

Moqueca

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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