When I’m visiting Brazil, every Wednesday and Saturday I will skip having breafast and start the day on a empty stomach.
I will get my chores and my workout, out of the way so to help me build up a big appetite for lunch.
Why do you ask?
It’s because Wednesday’s and Saturday’s are the only two days out of the week that Feijoada is served.
Feijoada is a dish that uses black beans mixed with linguiça ( Portuguese sausage), some mixed up pieces of pork and black beans. It’s cooked in a big pot for hours on a low flame. The smell and the taste feijoada is amazing! I look forward to eating it every time I’m in Brazil.
It’s served on only these 2 days because it takes a long time to make and when it runs out, that’s it for the day!
I will usually make a pig of myself and have 2-౩ plates of feijoada. It has a smokey home cooked smell to it. The only thing I could compare it to is split pea soup, but that doesn’t even come close.
Feijoada also comes with rice, hot sauce, and collard greens. There’s also 1 or 2 friend pork skins that comes with it. I like to sprinkle some farofa on the side to mix in with the Feijoada.
I usually mix it all together. There’s a lot of great textures and the collard greens give it a nice touch.
It’s best to have a free schedule after eating this meal because you will need time to digest it!
Feijoada is a popular meal in Brazil. Its derived from peasant food and isn’t a expensive meal for a family to make. The ingredients are simple and if you can make chili, you can make Feijoada.
If you interested in trying to make this yourself, this kit can be helpful to you.
If you’re unable to go to Brazil, check your area for a Brazilian restaurant. Some Portuguese restaurants offer it, but it’s a Brazilian dish, so they may not. If you’re in NYC check out Emporium Brazil. They serve both feijoada and rodizio. I have eaten there many times and leave there with a big smile and an even bigger stomach!
Tell me your experiences with feijoada in the comments section below .
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