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AcarajÚ do Cerrado

Fried corn-flour polenta risolle, stuffed with spicy minced-meat.

“This polenta snack is typical of Minas; created by the black, female slaves from the coffee farms. It is a rather peculiar combination of flavors from the hinterland. This delicacy has been inpired by the traditional acarajé (deep-fried-mashed black-eyed bean bun, stuffed with prawns and served with a spicy vinaigrette and okra) from Bahia. In out acarajé do cerrado, the beans are replaced by the polenta, the prawns give place to minced-meat, and okra to jiló (a somewhat bitter vegetable resembling a baby courgette). The link between both delicacies is also to be found in the same finely0chopped-green-tomato vinaigrette, in the hot, red pepper and in the palm oil from the same tree as dendê oil.”

* Cerrado is tropical savana vegetation, typical of Minas Gerais.

   

 

 

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