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 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
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
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
Pão de Mel Recipe type: Dessert Pão de Mel is a Brazilian honey bread dessert. Ingredients 3 cups flour 1 cup sugar 3 tbsp chocolate powder 1 cup honey 1 teaspoon ground clove 1 tbsp margarine 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon baking powder 500g chocolate Instructions Mix first 8 ingredients and bake in a greased … 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