Molho de caju

Molho de caju Molho de caju This is a lovely creamy marinade for chicken, beef, or prawns—or anything else that you may be cooking on the grill. Alternatively, the sauce can be used to coat the meat once it is cooked (and still hot). It also makes a tasty dipping sauce and can be served in a small bowl as an accompaniment to a summer barbecue, perhaps with crudités or some fresh crusty bread.Ingredients – Serves 8 or more.– 4 tbsp raw cashews.– 2 garlic cloves.– 2 fresh green jalapeño…

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Acaraje com salada fresca

Acaraje com salada fresca Acaraje com salada fresca These bean patties are extremely tasty, especially in combination with their usual accompaniment of salt-dried prawns and a zingy fresh salad. Street vendors often serve the acaraje split and filled with a prawn purée known as “vatapá,” or in a vegetarian version with a tomato and chili salsa, and they are traditionally cooked in palm oil. Stalls selling acaraje are found everywhere in Salvador de Bahia. Acaraje is an evening dish, enjoyed before you go on to a party— something at which…

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Queijo na brasa

Queijo na brasa Queijo na brasa In Bahia, street food can easily be redefined as beach food. There are scores of little cafés and stalls where things are freshly made for lounging customers. Teenage boys and girls run around taking orders up and down the white sandy beach and ferrying them back to the cafés. There are also vendors who walk along selling their wares. It was from one of these that I had these fantastic skewers, fresh from a charcoal-filled brazier. When the smoky grilled cheese is handed over,…

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Caldo de sururu

Caldo de sururu Caldo de sururu In the northeast of Brazil, in the state of Bahia, mussels are known as “sururu.” This is a great soup to serve at the beginning of a meal. In Brazil it is served in small cups or shot glasses, and in many little cafés it can be found served alongside a cold glass of beer. For a crunchy addition, chopped roasted peanuts can be mixed through the soup. Ingredients – Serves 4–6.– 2 small fresh red-hot chilies, seeded and finely chopped.– 2 garlic cloves.–…

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