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Avocado Cream

7/22/2012 meps 0

3 ripe avocados 1/2 C + 2 T sugar Juice of 1 lime 6 T milk Pinch salt 3 T port wine Peel and chop the avocados. Place in a small bowl and sprinkle with […]

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Brazilian

Bahiana Bolo

8/5/2010 meps 0

This cake recipe is supposed to be a very authentic version of the bolo made in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. My memories of Bahiana food are mainly the ultra-fresh seafood, vegetables, and fruits, but as I […]

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Brazilian

Bolinho de Estudante

7/22/2012 meps 0

Another version of gluten-free Brazilian “doughnuts.” 1-1/2 C tapioca flour 1/3 C sugar 2/3 C grated coconut 1 C milk Pinch salt 1/2 to 1 C water Oil for deep-frying Cinnamon Powdered sugar n a […]

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Brazilian Fish in Coconut Milk

7/22/2012 meps 0

4 white fish steaks, about 9 oz each Juice of 2 limes 2 garlic cloves, minced Handful of fresh cilantro, chopped Salt 1 onion, diced 2 green bell peppers, seeded and diced 2 tomatoes, diced […]

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Alcoholic

Caipirinha

5/8/2006 meps 0

The quintessential Brazilian cocktail. Pronounced ky-pee-REEN-ya. 1 lime 1 T sugar 1 shot cachaça (the ones in Brazil were so strong, I suspect a “shot” means about 4 ounces!) Ice Cut the lime into 4 […]

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Caruru (a Brazilian ritual dish)

10/17/2005 meps 0

On the 27th of September, Brazilians celebrate the festa of São Cosme e São Damião by eating carurú, a shrimp and okra stew. When people say they are having a carurú, they mean they’re serving […]

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Caruru — simple version

6/21/2006 meps 0

What makes this carurú (pronounced kah-ruh-ROO) simple is the use of the food processor, and the fact that it’s just an okra side dish. It’s not special, like the ritual version that’s served in Brazil […]

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Moqueca de Peixe (Brazilian fish stew)

5/7/2006 meps 0

Pronounced “moo-KECK-ah de PESH-ee.” I pronounce it “yummy.” When we traveled to Brazil, our friends insisted that we acclimate our digestive systems for a few days before eating this very rich dish. Once they let […]

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Olho de Sogra (Mother-in-Law Eyes)

7/6/2007 meps 0

1 C water 1-1/4 C sugar, divided 1 C grated coconut 2 egg yolks 1/2 t vanilla 1 lb prunes, pitted Whole cloves In a medium saucepan, simmer the water with 1 C of sugar […]

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Appetizers

Ovos recheados (stuffed eggs)

7/22/2012 meps 0

Here’s a completely different approach to eggs for an appetizer. Instead of making the usual deviled eggs with mayonnaise, this version uses bread crumbs, cheese, and butter — and they’re served hot. 8 eggs 2 […]

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Passion Fruit Mousse

1/31/2006 meps 0

This stuff is awesome! Thanks to Almuht Dear-Jossy for the recipe. 1 C concentrated passion fruit juice (you can find this at stores specializing in Brazilian products) 1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk 1 can […]

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Alcoholic

Quentão

12/27/2005 meps 1

I learned how to make this by watching Eduardo Mendonça of Show Brazil! make it at a São João celebration near Seattle. I had a summer cold at the time, and when I tasted it, […]

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Salada de Xuxu (chayote salad)

7/22/2012 meps 0

The first time I saw a chayote, I was almost 40 years old. It was in a grocery store in New Orleans, and there were enormous heaps of them for sale in the produce department, […]

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Brazilian

Saudades

7/22/2012 meps 0

I haven’t tried to make these, but if I ever come across sago flour, I will. They are Brazilian cookies of Portuguese origin, said to have a texture between a macaroon and a meringue. You […]

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Sonhos

7/22/2012 meps 0

These are kind of like gluten-free doughnuts. 1 C milk 1 T sugar 1/4 t salt 1 level C tapioca flour 4 egg yolks Oil for deep-frying 2 T powdered sugar 1 t cinnamon In […]

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Vegetarian Feijoada

6/21/2006 meps 0

Like Cuban black beans, feijoada is nothing special to look at. But a visit to Brazil opened my eyes to the colorful presentation of this dish. Consider colorful tablecloths, banana leaves, or the edible garnishes […]