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.

Couve a Mineira

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

Dulce de Leche

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

Brigadeiro

Brigadeiro Recipe type: Dessert   Brigadeiro are a Brazilian chocolate bonbon. Ingredients 2 cans condensed milk 4 egg yolks 1 tbsp margarine (unsalted) 2 tbsp chocolate powder Chocolate sprinkles Instructions Mix everything well in a bowl and microwave for 5 minutes. Mix again and microwave another 5 minutes. Mix very well – until homogeneous. After cooling, … Continue reading

Moqueca de Peixe

Moqueca de Peixe Recipe type: Main   Moqueca de Peixe is a Brazilian fish stew. Ingredients 6 stalks coriander 1 boiled egg 50g pickled cucumber 150g fresh fish file 1 tsp oil pinch of salt 1 onion ginger to taste parsley to taste 600g chicken stock Instructions Remove egg shell, cut egg into medium pieces. Shred … Continue reading

Acaraje

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