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.
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
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
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
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
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