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.

Carne Asada

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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

Caipirinha

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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

Avocado Cream

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Avocado Cream Recipe type: Dessert   Avocado Cream is a sweet Brazilian dessert. Ingredients 3 avocados, peeled and pitted 2 tbsp sugar juice of 1 lime ½ cup wine Instructions In a blender, mix avocado, sugar, lime juice and white wine. Chill and serve. 2.2.8 … Continue reading

Bolo Bêbado

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Bolo Bêbado Recipe type: Dessert   Bolo Bebado is also known as “drunken cake” in Brazilian recipes and is a moist sponge cake. Ingredients 6 eggs 6 tbsp sugar 6 tbsp breadcrumbs 1 tbsp flour 1 tbsp baking powder 1 cup water 2 cups sugar 1 cup pinga/rum Instructions In a blender, mix first 5 ingredients. … Continue reading

Canja de Galinha

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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