Thursday, August 9

celebrate: brazilian-themed london 2012 closing ceremonies party recipes

Photo of Brazilian athletes entering the Opening Ceremonies by Laurence Griffiths via Zimbio.

Since London is passing the Summer Olympic Games to Rio de Janeiro for 2016, I think a Brazilian themed party is the greatest idea for this Sunday!  Party stores and even dollar stores should have tropical-themed decorations on sale right now since it's the end of summer- just remember to steer more toward tropical than luau.  A pretty bowl or cake stand piled with pineapples, mangoes and other tropical fruit would be a simple but eye-catching centerpiece.

More Brazilian Recipes for Your Closing Ceremonies Party:
One of the major elements of the ceremony will be handover from London to Rio de Janeiro, host of the 2016 Olympic Games.  I think it would be fun to serve some Brazilian food at a Closing Ceremonies get-together.  I've shared a few Brazilian recipes on the blog recently, but here are even more Brazilian and Brazil-inspired dishes to try on Sunday!

Black-Eyed Pea Fritters from Emeril Lagasse
Chicken Croquettes (Coxinha) from
Salt Cod Croquettes (Bolinhos) from Kitchen Daily
Cod Croquettes from Ingrid Hoffman
Brazilian Black Bean Soup from

Main Courses:
Brazilian BBQ Steak and Vinaigrette Sauce from Simple Recipes
Brazilian Pot Roast from
Feijoada (Pork and Black Bean Stew) from SimplyRecipes
Feijoada from Emeril Lagasse
Feijoada from Jamie Oliver
Feijoada from Everyday with Rachael Ray
Brazilian Black Beans and Chicken from
Grilled Chicken Thighs with Brazilian Vinaigrette Salsa from Emiril Lagasse
Duck with Orange from AllEasyRecipes
Seared Salmon on Rice with Brazilian Vinaigrette from Martha Stewart
Moqueca (Red Snapper) from Emeril Lagasse
Grilled Hearts of Palm and Crab Salad with Mango from Bobby Flay
Piri Piri Grilled Shrimp from Tanya Holland
Vinha d'Alho Shrimp from Serious Eats
Shrimp and Okra Gumbo from
Brazilian Fish Stew from Martha Stewart
Brazilian Black Bean Stew from Everyday with Rachael Ray

Brazilian Black Beans with Beets from Martha Stewart
Vegetable Curry with Spicy Tomato and Coconut Sauce from
Acocado-Citrus Salad from AllEasyRecipes
Oven Baked Sweet Plantains from

Easy Brazilian Cheese Bread from Simply Recipes
Brazilian Honey-Spice Bread from

Caipirinha from Emeril Lagasse
Mango Lime Caipirinha from Grill it! with Bobby Flay
Plum Caipirinha from Food Network Kitchens
Capirosca from
Brazilian Iced Coffee from
Brazilian Coffee Cocktail from Food Network Magazine

Simple Brazilian Flan from GroupRecipes
Orange Flan from Emeril Lagasse
Cuscuz Branco from SparkPeople
Brazilian Coconut Cookies from AllEasyRecipes
Coconut Cake from Serious Eats
Banana Sponge Cake from AllEasyRecipes
Cinnamon Raindrop Doughnuts from
Brazilian Coffee Cookies from
Chocolate Bonbons from

Desserts with a Twist (not specifically Brazilian recipes, but incorporate flavors popular in Brazilian cuisine):
Avocado Ice Cream from Two Peas and Their Pod
Coconut Honey Ice Cream from Eat. Drink. Love.
Coconut Macaroons from Worldly Recipes
Coconut Chocolate Bonbons from Worldly Recipes
Coconut Wafers with Coconut Granita from Everyday with Rachael Ray
Chocolate-Coffee Meringues from SHAPE
Dulce de Leche Caramel Swirl Cupcakes from Whipped
Dulce de Leche Bars from Your Home Based Mom


  1. I was only thinking about 'the passing' of the Olympics onto Rio in the closing cereony and how great I think it'll be

    1. It's going to be fun! I think the Rio Olympics will be really different from what we're used to, in a good way - I pretty much predicted the key elements of London's opening ceremony, but with Brazil I am nowhere near as familiar with the culture. I am thinking that Rio's Opening Cermony will be one big Carnival!