Brazilian

Ben’s Moqueca There’s nothing quite like a bowl of freshly made moqueca, a deliciously fragrant Brazilian fish stew. Traditionally from Espirito Santo in the south, I prefer the Bahian variant. If I’m making it I usually use king prawns but it’s great with monkfish or red snapper as well....
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Forget cocoa, meet cupuaçu, a brand new contender in the arena of chocolate substitutes.
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Bolo de Milho is one of my favourite cakes from Brazil and reminds me so much of a traditional festival from my mothers region called São João, which is when the dish is typically served. It takes place in June, you thank the Saint for the rain in the month and do lots of Brazilian square dancing.
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Pão De Queijo can be tricky for those of you who may not have worked with Tapioca flour before but trust me it gets a lot easier every time you make it. This is my favourite recipe from home, I love the smell of them and how great they taste warm out the oven. They are so light and literally melt...
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I’m about to let you into a little secret… it’s the tastiest and simplest recipe to come out of Brazil…. maybe even the world. Passionfruit Mousse (or Mousse de Maracujá as it’s more commonly known as) is made of just 3 ingredients and as delicious as it is easy to prepare. All you will need is...
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‘Rio 2016’ marked Latin America’s first hosting of the Summer Olympic Games since Mexico City was awarded the honour in 1968. Despite some concerns in the build-up to the games, Brazil succeeded in putting on a glorious show full of colour and joy – reflecting the vibrancy and culture found on...
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Moqueca (pronounced mo-KEH-kah) may sound exotic but it’s incredibly easy to make and you probably have most of the ingredients in your cupboard already! This is one of the most famous dishes in Brazil, from a region called Bahia, and it is undoubtably one of the best. “Moqueca” refers to a stew...
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These Brazilian biscuits are sooo more-ish and divinely simple to make. I love cashews, they are positively the best thing to leave Brazil since Adriana Lima (my mum comes from Rio Grande do Norte, it has the biggest cashew nut tree in the world!) so I just love using them in recipes. My grandad...
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Salmão ao Molho de Maracujá is a very popular dish in Brazil, and features one of my all time favourite sauces, “Molho de Maracuja” a creamy, tangy passion fruit sauce. It’s citrus-y flavour works amazingly well with fish but also tastes great with duck and seafood pastas like crab ravioli. It’s...
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Avocados are originally from Mexico... often you see them used in savoury dishes and guacamole but on some countries in South America, such as Brazil, Avocados are eaten with sugar as a sweet... so just bear that in mind if this Ice-Cream sounds like a strange concept! I love this recipe for simple...
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Açaí is a berry that grows in the Brazilian Amazon. The antioxidant-rich dark purple berries are packed with amino acids, as well as vitamins A, B, C and E and minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper and zinc. It is one of the world most celebrated SUPERFOODS. The berries go bad...
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Served with spicy Aily oil salsa, these are a favourite at East London's favourite Brazilian restaurant
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Moqueca is A Classic from Bahia, mixed seafood and fish stew made with sweet peppers and coconut milk served with steamed rice. The etymology of the word moqueca traces it back to an African word mu'keka meaning "fish chowder" or "fish stew" as the first moquecas used fish...
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