Brazilian Roast chicken coxhina

Easy Brazilian recipes

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Create a Brazilian-inspired feast at home with some of our favourite recipes, from seafood and coconut stew to BBQ picanha and a classic caipirinha cocktail


Looking for easy Brazilian recipes? Want the best picanha recipe, or fancy making a caipirinha cocktail? Try our ideas and twists here.

Create your own Brazilian-inspired feast with our recipes for seafood stew, BBQ beef, piri piri poussin and chicken coxhina. To drink, mix up some batidas or caipirinhas.

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Easy Brazilian recipes



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Picanha with bean salad

Picanha is also known as the top sirloin cap or the rump cap. Popular in the US and Brazil, it’s a pointed cut, so it's great for serving a crowd as you’ll get well done to rare from the same piece of beef.

Picanha Meat Recipe with Bean Salad

Caipirinha cocktail

Mojito fans in particular will love this light, zesty yet punchy cocktail from Brazil.

Caipirinha Recipe

Roast chicken coxhina

Coxhina means 'little thigh' in Brazilian, after the meat they're filled with. They make a great street food-inspired snack.

Brazilian Roast chicken coxhina

Salpicoa salad

Salpicoa is a typical salad from Brazil, which is quite similar to a waldorf. It might seem strange topping a salad with fries but it really works here.

Salpicoa brazilian salad

Passion fruit caipirinha

A passion fruit twist on the punchy Brazilian cocktail, ideal for those warm summer evenings. We have plenty more summer cocktail ideas.

Passion Fruit Caipirinha Recipe

Brazilian-inspired piri-piri spatchcock poussins

Piri-piri makes the best marinade for grilled chicken or poussins. It's quick and easy to make your own – and we think it tastes so much better. This simple recipe makes a great BBQ dish. Find more BBQ recipes here.

Brazilian piri piri spatchcocked poussins

The Brazil grill burger

Plenty of popular flavours from Brazil are crammed into one epic mouthful here – piri-piri bacon, smoky chimichurri relish, cumin-spiced onion rings, creamy lime and avocado mayo. We have lots more burger recipes over here.

The Brazil grill burger

Seafood moqueca stew

Moqueca is a traditional Brazilian fish and coconut stew – this version uses shellfish. Palm oil is often used in Brazilian cooking – look for sustainable organic palm oil to reduce the impact on wildlife and the environment, or leave it out if you prefer.

Brazilian Seafood moqueca

Papaya with chilli caramel

Try this simple Brazilian-style dessert. The red chilli adds a wonderful kick to the sweetness of the papaya and caramel, making this a light but indulgent pud.

papaya with chilli

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