if you are a Portugal person or had gone there before, i am sure you must be know about Feijoada. So, what is Feijoada? Feijoada is kind of dish which mainly consist of beef, pork and beans. Feijoada is a common dish which cooked in Portuguese colonies countries like Macau, Brazil, India and many more. However, the Feijoada recipe itself would be a little bit different from one country to another. The name itself comes from feijão, which means beans. The beans which used to make feijoada would be vary, depend on the areas. At the northeast , people usually made it with Kidney beans, while white beans are more common at the northwest area. Of course, there are still other kind of vegetables which used in the dish, such as carrots, tomatoes, and also cabbages. This stew would be more perfect if being prepared in low heat and thick clay pot.
There are so many delicious Brazilian foods which you have to try, like Quindim, for example. Quindim is one of the most popular dessert in Brazil, It was made from egg yolk, sugar, and ground coconut. it is actually a kind of custard which has a bright yellow color. You also can make this dish in circle shapes, and then served it in slices. The large amount of egg yolk usage is one of the main characteristic of Portuguese's pastries and sweet. The combination of sugar and coconut itself probably is a creation of African slaves in 17th century. At that time, coconut and sugar cane were ones of the major commodity, so it would be easier for them to be able to find those two ingredients. The word Quindim itself is derived from Bantu language, which means the humor characteristic of adolescent girls. Maybe because this dessert is sweet and soft, like young girls?
Moqueca is one of the most famous Brazilian recipes which consist of salt water fishes in tomatoes, coconut milk, garlic, onions, palm oil and coriander. This dishes usually would be slowly cooked in terra cotta casserole. Some people prefer to serve it together with prawns and a mix of boneless fish species. Brazilians people themselves have been making this one particular kind of disease for more than 300 years. Moqueca is a native foods of Brazilian people. In another areas, they usually use olive oil as a replacement for the palm oil. Coconut milk may or may not be used, urucum pigment would be added as an extra, and people will always make this dish in a traditional clay pan. Moqueca could be made from various kind of saltwater fishes, such as shrimp, fish, sea crab or lobsters. There is even one rare version which made with raw bananas. I cant even imagine the taste.
If you like chocolate like me, then i am sure you will love to taste Brigadeiros. Brigadeiros is one of the most common Brazilian delicacy. usually, you would be able to find this dishes at major celebrations or special events. Brigadeiros was made from powdered chocolate,, condensed milk, and butter. You also can use chocolate sprinkles to cover the outside layer. People usually cooked it in an oven or microwave in a form of small ball. Brigadeiros actually almost the same as fudge ball, The information about the person who first created this dish is still not clear even until now. In one version, people said that Brigadeiros was made after the WW2. Due to the fact that it was hard at that time for people to get sugar and fresh milk to make any kind of desert, they end up use condensed milk and chocolate instead, that is why Brigadeiros exist.