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 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
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
Dulce de Leche Recipe type: Dessert Dulce de Leche is a Brazilian Food Recipe for sweet milk pudding. Ingredients 4 eggs 1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk ½ c. whole milk ⅓ c. sugar Instructions With a hand mixer or in a blender, beat eggs. Add condensed and whole milk and blend well. Set custard … Continue reading
Bolo de Banana Recipe type: Dessert Bolo de Banana is a Brazilian banana cake. Ingredients 10 tbsp flour 1 cup and 10 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp baking powder ground cinnamon bananas 3 eggs 2 cups of warm milk Instructions Mix flour, 10 tbsp of sugar and baking powder. Divide in half. Mix 1 cup of … Continue reading
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