Brazilian Style BBQ
Fancy hosting a Brazilian style BBQ party?
Having a few friends over to watch the world cup games?
So here is your guide to an authentic Brazilian BBQ.
- An excellent idea to get the party started would be the “Frango a Passarinho” easy to make and it can be prepared the night before and fried just before serving.
- Also, a good nibble to have around is a selection of cold meats, Salami, Chorizo (not Brazilian, but the most similar thing to it is calabresa).
- Get your fire ready, please use wood charcoal if you want real flavour. Make sure there are no flames and the charcoal is red and white in colour.
- My must have beef cut is Picanha, if you want to taste the real Brazilian BBQ you must get some. If your butcher cannot get, I have found it online. It should cost you around £16 for a 1.2 KG piece.
- Also, another thing I always get is Linguica, I don’t always make mine, just try to find 100% meat sausage or as close to 100% as possible, also try to get a mixed one-half pork half beef.
- There are other options for different cuts of beef, like Sirloin, but I like to keep it simple.
- I always serve Chicken wings marinated overnight, in garlic, salt, black pepper and a bit of olive oil. They cook fast and are pretty inexpensive.
- If you want something a bit unusual, why not try BBQ chicken hearts.
- Salad, I always make a tomato vinaigrette, it just goes really well with the meat.
- Salpicao would be another option for a salad and very traditional.
- Rice, Yes you heard it right. We just love rice, it helps to bulk things up and feed the masses 🙂
- Sometimes, feijao tropeiro, another feeling dish that will help you to feed a lot of people.
- A mayonnaise-based salad, sort of like a potato salad, but with a few more ingredients ( potato, apple, carrots, eggs, frankfurters, mayonnaise, etc)
- Lots and lots of extremely cold beer, usually have a cooler filled with ice and beer bottles stationed next to the BBQ chef!
- A few Caipirinhas cocktail to get things going.