brazilian piri piri spatchcocked poussins

Best ever Brazilian recipes

Presenting six of our best ever Brazilian recipes. Try Brazilian piri piri spatchcock poussins to bring a little authentic Brazilian flavour to your gatherings, or caipirinha jelly to really get the festival started!

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Roast chicken coxhina

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

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Seafood moqueca

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.


Salpicoa

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


Brazilian piri piri spatchcocked poussins

Piri piri makes the best marinade for grilled chicken or poussins and it’s quick and easy to make your own, and we think it tastes so much better. This simple recipe makes a great barbecue.


Steak with chimichurri

Chimichurri is a punchy South American salsa made from fresh coriander, red onion, vinegar and spices. Try it in this quick and easy steak supper for 2, ready in less than 15 minutes.


Caipirinha jelly

We have turned one of our favourite cocktails into a smart dessert in this caipirinha jelly recipes. For an authentic flavour, use cachaca, a clear Brazilian spirit made from sugarcane. If you can’t get your hands on any, try white rum.


The Brazil grill burger

All the flavours of Brazil crammed into one epic mouthful – it’s a bit of extra effort but take the challenge and you’ll be rewarded with a gold-medal burger


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