Brazilian cuisine

Peanut Pacoca

Paçoca de Amendoim – Peanut Paçoca

These sweet and nutty dessert or snack bars are extremely versatile - they are great as part of a dessert buffet, they can be served as a late-afternoon pick-me-up with a cup of coffee, or they can be wrapped in wax paper or plastic film to become part of a lunchbox lunch.Read More

Creme de Abacate – Brazilian Avocado Cream Dessert

Brazilians grow up eating avocados as a sweet treat and whenever the fruits are ripe and tender, transformed them quickly into a delicious dessert. The basic recipe just calls for ripe avocados, milk, sugar and lemon or lime juice, although some families make their recipes adding condensed milk and heavy cream.Read More
Pudim de Tapioca - Tapioca and Coconut Pudding

Pudim de Tapioca – Tapioca and Coconut Pudding

A popular ingredient in Brazilian desserts, Tapioca (sagu) is added to puddings and cake recipes and often consumed with different forms of coconut and condensed milk.Read More
Xinxim de galinha

Xinxim de Galinha – Brazilian Chicken Stew

An easy and delicious Brazilian dish of chicken and prawns braised in coconut milk. Dried shrimp, garlic, ginger and crushed cashews add extra crunch and flavour to this recipe.Read More
Brazilian Passionfruit Cake

Bolo de Maracujá – Brazilian Passionfruit Cake

This simple sponge cake is not only laced with passionfruit, it is then drizzled in a rich passionfruit syrup for a double dose of tangy sweetness.Read More
Coxinha - Brazilian Chicken Croquettes

Coxinha – Brazilian Chicken Croquettes

Coxinha (little chicken thigh), is a popular food in Brazil consisting of chopped or shredded chicken meat, covered in dough, moulded into a shape resembling a chicken leg, battered and fried.


History


Coxinhas were originally made with a chicken thigh, which its traditional shape is meant to resemble. In its modern processed form it may have originated in Limeira in the 19th century.

In the book Stories & Recipes, Nadir Cavazin says that the son of Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil (1846-1921) and Prince Gaston, Count of Eu, a child who lived in seclusion for having mental problems had a favourite dish, chicken, but only ate the thigh...

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Abobrinha Marinada - Marinated Zucchini

Abobrinha Marinada – Marinated Zucchini

These delicious, garlicky zucchini slices, lightly sautéed and marinated in olive oil, make a great side dish for grilled meats.Read More
Rabanadas - Fried Bread with Cinnamon Sugar

Rabanadas – Fried Bread with Cinnamon Sugar

Rabanadas differ from French toast in several ways (though both are a great way to use up stale bread). Rabanadas are commonly enjoyed as a dessert or afternoon treat, rather than as a breakfast food. The bread is soaked in milk and/or wine, dipped in egg, and then deep-fried in oil.Read More
Brazilian-Cheese-Bread

Brazilian Cheese Bread – Pão de Queijo

Pão de queijo is a small, baked, cheese roll, a popular snack and breakfast food in Brazil.Read More
Salpicão - Brazilian Chicken and Crisp Potato Salad

Salpicão – Brazilian Chicken and Crisp Potato Salad

Wherever you go in Brazil you will find this easy and delicious chicken salad dish. This recipe is just a guideline – you can substitute and modify quite a bit to taste. If you want the final product to be original Brazilian Salpicão, you may NOT omit the crispy potato strips. They're what makes it salpicão and not just another chicken salad.Read More