Looking for delicious Brazilian-inspired recipes
I'm looking for recipes for appetizers, desserts, salads or side dishes for a Brazilian-themed cooking club. Got any favorites? It's okay if it's not traditional and just has a hint of Brazilian inspiration. Already on the menu: pork and rice, Caipirinhas, and feijoada (beef and bean stew).
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There is a recipe in the first cookbook I mentioned above.
Brazil, A Cook's Tour by Christoper Idone is a good all-encompassing one that covers all regions and has a lot of pictures and background info about the ingredients. There are not enough English language Brazilian cookbooks out there.
There is a vintage Life Magazine cookbook called "Latin American Cooking" that I reference often. I blogged about it here! http://fivefingerfeast.wordpress.com/2008/06/02/rolling-with-the-peaches/
But my favorite ones are sadly not in English:
Receitas Do Amor E Mesa by Maria Angelica
Tempero Da Dada by Aldaci Dada Dos Santos
Acaraje- black bean fritters
Moqueca- coconut seafood stew from Bahia
vinagrete- like pico de gallo
maionese- potato salad
vatapa- similar to moqueca, thickened with cashews
Another super simple food I had there and made time after time (years ago) was a simple grilled chicken sandwich that also had a slice of grilled pineapple in it and melted jack cheese. There is a famous place in Rio called Cervantes that serves them. A cute appetizer would be mini versions of this.