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.

Feijoada

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

Ambrosia

Ambrosia Recipe type: Dessert   Ambrosia is a Brazilian recipe for a creamy dessert. Ingredients 1L milk 6 eggs 500g sugar ground cinnamon Instructions Mix milk, eggs, sugar and cinnamon (to your taste) in large pan. Boil over low heat stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until it is golden brown and thickens. 2.2.8 … Continue reading

Caipirinha

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

Sebiche

Sebiche Recipe type: Entree   Sebiche is a Brazilian form of Ceviche. Ingredients 10 fillet of fish 6 tomatoes 1 onion 10 lemons 1 bunch of cilantro ½tsp of salt Instructions Chop the fillet in to small pieces and wash it in a strainer. Squeeze the lemon in a bowl then mix it with the chopped … Continue reading

Vatapa de Galinha

Vatapa de Galinha Recipe type: Entree   Vatapa de Galinha is a Brazilian food recipe with chicken in a creamy nut sauce. Ingredients 4 chicken pieces (quarters or legs) 3 cloves garlic, minced juice of two limes 1 tsp salt 1 cup chicken stock or water 1 #version# … Continue reading