Global Cuisine – May 11 – Brazilian
Come taste the foods of Brazil! Recipes for our Brazilian feast are now on the Time and Talent Table in the Parish Hall. We’ve chosen an array of regional specialties and a few “street food” ideas. Choose something you’d like to make and come to our Global Cuisine Potluck Saturday, May 11th.
How about “Acaraje“? These fried shrimp fritters, a popular street food and beach snack, are made from black-eyed peas seasoned with ground dried shrimp and onions, deep fried, then split and stuffed with a variety of fillings. That recipe and all those that follow come from “South American Food” at Ask.com. Or Brazilian cheese bread, “Pao de Queijo,” plumps up into “perfect round balls with soft chewy centers,” according to Ask.com. They are made from cassava (tapioca) flour which is available at the Co-op.
“Coxinha,” chicken croquettes, are another street food. They are essentially small mounds of chicken salad shaped like drumsticks, then rolled in bread crumbs and fried. Or “Moqueca de Peixe,” a fish stew prepared with coconut milk, is a specialty of Bahia. Another Bahian favorite, “Vatapa,” is a kind of shrimp curry with a sauce made from onions, coconut milk, peanuts, cashews and bread crumbs. For dessert, you might want to try the “Cuca de Banana,” a Brazilian banana cake. This recipe comes from southern Brazil where German immigrants left a mark on the local cooking.
Dinner will be at 6. Why not invite a few friends? Remember to bring your own beverages.