Brazilian cuisine – Pato no tucupi

This is a delicious Brazilian recipe for Duck in Tucupi. This dish is very traditional and comes from the north part of Brazil and derives from the natives in the region. Tucupi is a broth that comes from the cassava or manioc after it has been fermented and processed. The combination of the tucupi broth…

Brazilian cuisine – Moqueca

Moqueca is a Brazilian recipe based on salt water fish stew, tomatoes, onions, garlic and coriander. Ingredients For the Fish   1 1/2 pounds Mahi Mahi, cut into large chunks 8 ounces shrimp, peeled and de-viened 1 lime, juiced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 inch ginger, minced 1 tablespoon palm oil, melted For the stew:…

Brazilian cuisine – Feijoada

Feijoada  is a stew of beans with beef and pork of Portuguese origin. It is also typically cooked in Macau, Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Goa, India and Brazil, where it is also considered a national dish. However, the recipe differs slightly from one country to another. Ingredients 1 pound (450 grams) dry black beans 4…

Brazilian cuisine – Brigadeiro

The brigadeiro is a common Brazilian delicacy, created in 1940. The brigadeiro is made from condensed milk, cocoa powder, butter and chocolate sprinkles to cover the outside layer. Ingredients 2 (14-ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons heavy cream 2 teaspoons light corn syrup 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped 2 teaspoons…

Caribbean cuisine – Jerk

Jerk is a style of cooking native to Jamaica in which meat is dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a very hot spice mixture called Jamaican jerk spice. Ingredients 6 whole Scotch bonnet peppers (see note above) 6 scallions, roughly chopped 1 (2-inch) knob fresh ginger, roughly chopped 6 garlic cloves 2 tablespoons freshly picked thyme…

Caribbean cuisine – Guyanese pepperpot

Pepperpot is an Amerindian-derived dish popular in Guyana. It is traditionally served at Christmas and other special events. Ingredients 1 lb stewing beef or 1 lb beef brisket 1 lb pork, trotters (or cow’s heels) (optional) 1⁄2 lb pigs tail (optional) 1⁄2 cup amerindian seasoning (cassareep) 1 red hot pepper 1 cinnamon stick (1 in…

Caribbean cuisine – Rum Cake

 Rum cake is a type of dessert cake which contains rum. In most of the Caribbean, rum cakes are a traditional holiday season dessert, descended from the holiday puddings (such as figgy pudding). Traditionally, dried fruit is soaked in rum for months and then added to dough prepared with sugar which has been caramelized by…