• Brazilian Food,  Easter,  Entree

    Bolinho de Bacalhau – Cod Fritters

    With three weeks until Easter, I think this is one of the few occasions that we Brazilians remember the traditional Portuguese foods. Easter time back home always starts one month before with the families buying the dry cod to make Bolinho de Bacalhau or Bacalhoada (a kind of cod stew with potatoes, olives, lots of olive oil, tomotoes, egg and onion – recipe coming soon). Bolinho de Bacalhau is such an easy recipe for entree while the family wait for the main meal. The ingredients are very simple but it is full of flavour. Ingredients 450g wet salted cod fish fillets 450g unpeeled potato, cooked and mashed 50g red onion,…

  • Entree,  Mains

    Plantain Banana Gnocchi

    I love plantain banana, and back home we’re use to eat it cooked as it is or fried inside of pastel dough. I’m normally not much of  a fan of gnocchi, but since I found the plantain on Casa Ibérica I decide to give it a go. I really liked how it came out, but in my opinion it would be really nice to serve as a entree, since it still a bit sweet and can be overwhelming if it is served as a main. *At Casa Iberica, I found this plantain already cooked and frozen. I just defrosted it and put it in the food processor. Plantain Gnocchi Ingredients…