Brazilian Recipes

Brazilian recipes stem from Brazil’s diverse mixed heritage and tropical climate. The people of Brazil are a blend of indigenous, European, African, and immigrant heritages creating a vibrant Brazilian cuisine. Hearty, nutritional dishes were created from native ingredients, such as black beans, squash and manioc, a root vegetable turned into flour.

European settlers introduced rice dishes and sugary desserts. Africans brought coconut milk, palm oil and hot peppers. Brazilian recipes today are still drawing on these varied influences to create delicious meals unique to Brazil.

The Brazilian food website will excite those who wish to try a varied cuisine of hearty dishes and many delicious sweets. Brazilian dessert recipes will finish off any meal with a sweet and rich finish made using milk, eggs and tropical fruit.

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

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

Dulce de Leche

Dulce de Leche Recipe type: Dessert   Dulce de Leche is a Brazilian Food Recipe for sweet milk pudding. Ingredients 4 eggs 1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk ½ c. whole milk ⅓ c. sugar Instructions With a hand mixer or in a blender, beat eggs. Add condensed and whole milk and blend well. Set custard … Continue reading

Quick Couve

Quick Couve Recipe type: Side   Couve is a Brazilian Food Recipe for a fast version of sauteed kale. Ingredients 1 head kale 2 tbsp. olive or vegetable oil 2 cloves garlic Instructions Wash kale thoroughly. Place each kale leaf on a cutting board and use a paring knife to remove the leaf rib—the stem that … Continue reading

Arroz Brasileiro

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