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.
Quentao Recipe type: Drink Quentao is a traditional Brazilian cider. Ingredients 1 cup sugar 3 cups water ¾ cup cubed fresh ginger root 2 limes, sliced 4 cinnamon sticks 1 (750 milliliter) bottle pinga/rum Instructions While stirring, cook sugar in a saucepan place over medium heat until the sugar melts and turns golden brown, about … Continue reading
Camarão na Moranga Recipe type: Appetiser Camarão na Moranga is a Brazilian pumpkin/squash recipe stuffed with creamy shrimp. Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion 2 cloves of garlic 1 or 2 tomatoes chopped (optional) 500g shrimp 400g cream cheese 1 pumpkin/squash seeded (25-30 cm in diameter) Instructions In a pan, saute chopped onion and … Continue reading
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
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
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