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 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
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
Acaraje Recipe type: Side Acaraje is a Brazilian food recipe of bean fritters with shrimp. Ingredients 2 cups canned kidney beans, drained 1 onion, chopped 1 chili pepper salt black pepper oil for deep-frying 20 pieces dried shrimp Instructions Puree the beans, onion, chili, salt, and pepper in a food processor. Form into 20 small … Continue reading
Galinhada Recipe type: Main Galinhada is a Brazilian rice and chicken recipe. Ingredients 3 cups of rice 1 4lb chicken 2 tomatoes 3 garlic cloves 8 red peppers ¼ cup corn oil 6 cups of water 2 yellow onions 1 bunch green onions Instructions Cut the chicken in small pieces then season it with salt, … Continue reading
Suspiro Recipe type: Dessert Suspiro is Brazilian meringue cookie recipe. Ingredients 4 egg whites 8 tbsp sugar Instructions Beat the egg whites until almost hard and add, while still beating, the sugar little by little. Use a tbsp to drop spoons of the mix onto a baking sheet at least two inches apart. Bake in … Continue reading