• Brazilian Food,  Mains

    Bobó de Camarão

    Bobó de Camarão is like a prawn soup with a base of mashed cassava (or potato), coconut milk, palm oil and other ingredients. It’s normally served with white rice and farofa (a seasoning/mixture made from cassava flour or breadcrumbs and dendê oil). You can also find bobó de camarão in other parts of Brazil, but they replace the dendê oil for olive oil. If you are interested in how to make the farofa see the recipe below. Ingredients ½ kg potato (or cassava), puree ½ kg prawn uncooked juice from 1 lime ½ onion, chopped ¼ green capsicum, chopped 1 tomato, chopped 3 garlic cloves, chopped salt to taste black…

  • Appetizers & Snacks

    Peruvian Ceviche

    OMG! I went crazy when I found out the chef of my favorite Peruvian restaurant had shared his ceviche recipe on a TV show – of course I had to try it! I made some changes because I couldn’t find one of the ingredients and I forget to buy some others. Feel free to look at his recipe here and make it his way. The only thing I can say is that it is delicious. If you can find banana chips that you can serve it with, they are a great match too. The snapper 600g snapper fillet, skinless Clean the snapper and kip the offcuts for the leche de…

  • Brazilian Food,  Mains

    Carne de Panela – Beef Stew Brazilian Style

    Carne de Panela is the ultimate Brazilian winter comfort food – it warms up the soul. Back home my stepfather sometimes cooks this after work on a Wednesday night, with some rice and pirão – a boiled cassava flour, similar to polenta. Another variation he does is galinha ensopada, which uses chicken instead of beef. He loves to cook this for Sunday lunch. The only problem is that my younger brother has been eating it for so many years, that now my mum ends up having to cook something different for him. Ingredients 1kg gravy beef, cut in cubes 1 onion, cubes 4 garlic cloves 1 tbsp paprika ½ tbsp…