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.
Quick Couve Recipe type: Side Couve is a Brazilian Food Recipe for a fast version of sauteed kale. Ingredients 1 head kale 2 tbsp. olive or vegetable oil 2 cloves garlic Instructions Wash kale thoroughly. Place each kale leaf on a cutting board and use a paring knife to remove the leaf rib—the stem that … Continue reading
Sebiche Recipe type: Entree Sebiche is a Brazilian form of Ceviche. Ingredients 10 fillet of fish 6 tomatoes 1 onion 10 lemons 1 bunch of cilantro ½tsp of salt Instructions Chop the fillet in to small pieces and wash it in a strainer. Squeeze the lemon in a bowl then mix it with the chopped … 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
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
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