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.

Vatapa de Galinha

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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 1⁄2 cup dried shrimp 1⁄2 cup almonds or cashews, chopped … Continue reading

Quick Feijoada

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Quick Feijoada Recipe type: Main   Feijoada is a Brazilian Food Recipe for bean stew. This recipe is a quick and easy version. Ingredients 2 c. canned black beans 4 c. water 1 ham bone 1 c. chopped onion 1 tsp. salt ½ tsp. pepper 1 tsp. cumin 2 tbsp. lime juice 8 pork sausage links … Continue reading

Doce de Abóbora

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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

Couve a Mineira

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Couve a Mineira Recipe type: Side   Couve a Mineira is a Brazilian food recipe of shredded and sautéed greens. Ingredients 3 tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 strips smoked bacon, sliced fine 1 head green cabbage, shredded salt, pepper to taste Instructions Heat the oil in a large frying … Continue reading

Flank Steak and Salsa

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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