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.
Feijoada Recipe type: Main Feijoada is a Brazilian bean stew recipe. Ingredients ½kg black beans – cook and separate 1 large onion 4-5 cloves of garlic 200g bacon All following ingredients (except the ‘paio’) are salted. They have to be washed several times, and boiled twice (just put in cold water and bring to boil; … 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
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
Moqueca Recipe type: Entree Moqueca is a Brazilian fish stew recipe. Ingredients 2 kg fish (grouper or shark) Lime drops ½ tsp salt ½ tsp ground black pepper 3 seedless red peppers, sliced (rings) 1 kg ripe tomatoes (hard), sliced (round) 5 medium size onions, sliced (rings) 2 tbsp chopped coriander 2 tbsp chopped parsley … Continue reading
Arroz Brasileiro Recipe type: Entree Arroz Brasileiro is a Brazilian Food Recipe for sauteed rice. Ingredients 3 tbsp. olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, chopped 2 c. uncooked long-grain white rice, rinsed 1 whole clove 5 c. hot water salt and pepper to taste Instructions In a medium saucepan, heat the oil … Continue reading