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Brazilian Christmas Recipes Posted by on Dec 21, 2010 in Uncategorized

Want to add a few Brazilian dishes to your Christmas feast, or just interested in learning about Brazilian cuisine? Take a look at some of these delicious recipes that are popular for the holidays.

Rabanada – Sugared French Toast

Panetone – Milan Fruitcake

Peru de Natal – Christmas Turkey

Pernil de Porco Ao Vinho – Wine-Soaked Ham Hock

Bacalhoada Ao Forno – Oven-Baked Cod

Salpicão de Natal – Christmas Salad

Tender Natalino – Christmas Ham

Pudim de Natal – Christmas Pudding

Bolo de Nozes – Nut Cake

And here’s an entertaining little video about how to make peru de Natal (Christmas turkey):


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  1. Carol J:

    What does PISOU NA BOLA mean?

    Thank you and Merry Xmas!

  2. jamie:

    you stepped on the ball; it’s slang for “you messed up”

  3. Rita:

    Some great recipes here – especially the Pernil de Porco Ao Vinho. I may have to this soon, even though christmas has passed! 🙂