11 Brazilian recipes
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, then check out 10 things we love about São Paulo cuisine.
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
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. Check out our steak recipes for more inspiration.
This Brazilian seafood stew is packed with king prawns and meaty white fish, then flavoured with chilli, ginger and black pepper for a gently spiced dish.
Beef picanha yakiniku
This classic Brazilian-Nikkei dish combines yakiniku, which are Japanese grilled meats, with picanha, Brazil’s most popular cut of beef.
Mojito fans in particular will love this light, zesty yet punchy cocktail from Brazil.
Roast chicken coxhina
Coxhina means 'little thigh' in Brazilian, after the meat they're filled with. They make a great street food-inspired snack.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Biro biro rice
This traditional Brazilian dish sees rice mixed with matchstick-shaped pieces of potato. This recipe from Latin-American London-based restaurant Cabana uses crisp shallots instead.
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.
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