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Brazilian cooking: feijoada and other specialties


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#1 Dejah

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:51 AM

My students come from various countries. Whenever a new country is added to our roster, I like to try cooking dishes from there.

This term, I have 7 from Brazil!

Feijoada is listed whenever I google for Brazilian cuisine. Do YOU have a favourite tried and tried recipe for his dish? The only ingredient I can't buy is carne seca. From another thread, I guess I could prepare it at home.

In fact, any Brazilian recipes would be great.

Thanks!
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#2 heidih

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:03 AM

See our eGullet Feijoada Cook-Off here.

#3 Dejah

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:59 AM

Thanks, heidih!
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#4 SylviaLovegren

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:47 PM

I love Brazilian coconut shrimp stew -- it's easy, unusual and delicious. Here's a recipe very similar to what I make: http://www.groupreci...hrimp-stew.html

I usually finish with some lime juice and cilantro and have been known to add a bit of hot pepper as well.

#5 Dejah

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:48 AM

Got all the ingredients for the Feijoada, except for the more obscure pig parts and carne seca. Will have to adapt somehow. Florence Tyler suggested "corned beef"...we'll see. Will read thru' johnny's cook-off again before starting this afternoon. If it turns out decent, I may surprise my students with lunch.

Tonight, I've seasoned chicken breasts and thighs with cumin, coriander, cayenne, tumeric which will end up as "Brazilian Chicken with Coconut MIlk". It's a recipe I found on-line, and I'm not sure how authenic it is, but anything with coconut milk and the spices mentioned has got to be good. :smile:

Sylvialovegren: I will definitely try your Brazilian Coconut Shrimp Stew later this week!
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#6 Dejah

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:51 AM

Let the feijoada begin! I am following the recipe posted by johnnyd in his foodblog - a recipe adapted from "A Little Brazilian Cookbook" - Elizabeth Lambert Ortiz, as well as Tyler Florence of FoodNetwork.

I am too impatient to get this dish going, so I will (run and duck!) substitue corned beef for carne seca. I've seen this suggestion a couple times so I will follow suit. Couldn't find any smoked hocks, so I bought a fresh one, simmered it, and used the liquid to cook the black beans (soaked overnight) along with the meaty bone from a smoked pork shoulder. Along with chorizo, I am also using hot longanisa, fresh beef shoulder tender, and pork ribs. Keep your fingers crossed!

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#7 Dejah

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:40 PM

It's been an all day Brazilian adventure in my kitchen today!

My first attempt at Brazilian feijoada. The students will have this either for lunch or supper tomorrow. May be for supper as I don't want them falling asleep during my writing class in the afternoon!

I am pleased with the results, authenic or not. Made a black bean and rice dish as well.


All simmering happily in the pot.

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#8 Dejah

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:47 PM

The feijoada I posted up above is for tomorrow.

Tonight, we had Brazilian Chicken in Coconut Milk.

The chicken was rubbed with spices: cumin, tumeric, coriander, cayenne pepper. These were browned and cooked through, then set aside and kept warm.

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Made the coconut milk sauce: browned chopped onion, garlic, jalapeno peppers, ginger, chopped tomatoes, in the same pan with the chicken drippings and brown bits. Added the coconut milk, simmered, then poured over the chicken.

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Eaten with black beans and rice
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