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
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
Quindim Recipe type: Dessert Quindim is a Brazilian food recipe of coconut custard. Ingredients 1 cup shredded coconut 3⁄4 cup sugar 2 tbsp butter 3 eggs 1⁄2 cup skim milk Instructions Preheat oven to 350F. Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Butter a baking dish and sugar the inside (similar to flouring … Continue reading
Galinhada Recipe type: Main Galinhada is a Brazilian rice and chicken recipe. Ingredients 3 cups of rice 1 4lb chicken 2 tomatoes 3 garlic cloves 8 red peppers ¼ cup corn oil 6 cups of water 2 yellow onions 1 bunch green onions Instructions Cut the chicken in small pieces then season it with salt, … Continue reading
Brigadeiro Recipe type: Dessert Brigadeiro are a Brazilian chocolate bonbon. Ingredients 2 cans condensed milk 4 egg yolks 1 tbsp margarine (unsalted) 2 tbsp chocolate powder Chocolate sprinkles Instructions Mix everything well in a bowl and microwave for 5 minutes. Mix again and microwave another 5 minutes. Mix very well – until homogeneous. After cooling, … Continue reading