Amazing Food from Brazil

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Variety is a great way to describe the amazing food of Brazil. The Portuguese-speaking country is steeped in cultural and traditional foods introduced by its different nationalities. The Italians brought their pizza and pasta, the Spanish shared their empanadillas, the Arabs introduced their lamb, shiha and kibbeh, and the Chinese and Japanese brought their wontons.

Today, Brazilian food continues to be made from scratch and Feijoada is the popular national dish featuring black bean stew served over rice and pork. So, to discover some of the variety of tasty Brazilian dishes, here’s a few to start your culinary journey of South America.

 

1. Feijoada Complete

The traditional dish of Brazil, this hearty black bean and meat dish is worth the time it takes to prepare,

Spotted at: Saveur

 

2. Brigadeiros

A favorite Brazilian desert, these rich fudgy rounds of chocolate get their decadence from sweetened condensed milk.

Spotted at: The Kitchen

 

3. Brazilian Fish Stew

A rich and colorful stew made with coconut milk and fish, shrimp or crab meat.

Spotted at: The Kitchen

 

4. Oregano Cheese Skewers

Served with a selection of dipping sauces, these tasty grilled cheese skewers are irresistible.

Spotted at: BBC Good Food

 

5. Frango Churrasco Grilled Lemon Garlic Chicken

Coriander, piri-piri and paprika serve as spices for the marinade of this barbecued chicken dish.

Spotted at: BBC Good Food

 

6. Arroz Con Pollo

Cloves, lime juice and garlic flavor this savory chicken and rice dish prepared in a skillet.

Spotted at: The Latin Kitchen

 

7. Shrimp Pastry

An updated classic on the original, these crispy, crunchy empanadas are filled with tender shrimp and fried.

Spotted at: The Latin Kitchen

 

8. Empadao De Frango

A buttery, flaky crust surrounds the tender meat and seasonings of this Brazilian meat pie.

Spotted at: Olivia’s Cuisine