Brazilian Delicacies No 2: Coxinha
Brazil is a melting pot of cultures and influences, meaning they have some of the best food in the world. Here are a few of our favourites...
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There are more than a few Brazilian restaurants in Ireland now and that is a very good thing, as the World Cup hosts have some of the very best food in the world. We've already spoken about their national dish, feijoada, and today we're looking at a bloody ingenious snack, coxinha.
A popular bit of food all over South America, the coxinha hasn't taken off over here yet, but we hope it does real soon. The tasty mouthful was created in Sao Paolo and it consists of a dough made with chicken broth, wrapped around a spicy chicken filling and then shaped to look a bit like a chicken leg. Coxinha means 'little thigh' you see.
Anyway, while this is the basic recipe, the variations are almost infinite, with different types of filling, coatings and blends creating many, many different end products. Coming in a range of sizes, from bite-size treat to a full meal, the coxinha is a culinary stroke of genius.
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