Chicken Bobó (Brazilian Chicken Stew)

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Chicken Bobó (Brazilian Chicken Stew)

  • 1 pound yuca root
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2f_227438 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds chicken breast, diced
  • 1 large onion, finely sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and finely sliced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup red palm oil (see note)
  • 2 tablespoons red chili paste
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup chopped scallions
  • Salt and pepper

Peel the yuca root and cut it in halt, crosswise. Transfer to a large sauce pan and add the chicken broth. Boil on medium heat until the yuca is soft, about 50 minutes.

Transfer the yuca to a plate, but reserve the liquid from the pan. Let it cool for 10 minutes and remove the steam from the center. While still warm, mash yuca with a fork or potato masher.

Transfer the yuca and the cooking liquid to a blender. Blend it until smooth. Set aside.

While the yucca is cooking, heat the vegetable oil until shimmering. Add the chicken and sear, about 2 minutes. Add the onions, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and garlic. Cook it for about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes. Close the lid and cook until all vegetables are soft and chicken is cooked through, 7 minutes. Add the yuca, coconut milk, red palm oil, and red chili paste and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add the cilantro, scallions, salt and pepper. Serve it with a side of rice.

Bobó is a traditional Brazilian stew that can be made with chicken, shrimp, or fish.

Serves 6


Banana Bread

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Banana Bread

  • 125g softened unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana
  • few drops of pure vanilla
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of sodio
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Butter and flour a 20 cm square cake tin, then line case with baking paper. Preheat oven to 180oC. Cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Beat in eggs, banana and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients and add to misture, alternating with buttermilk. Spoon into tin and bake for 45 minutes or until cake tests clean. Cool cake in its tin on a wire rack for few minutes before turning out. Cool completely before cutting or storing in a airtight tin.

Walnut and brown sugar topping

Combine 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped walnuts, 3 tablespoons self-raising flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 100g softened butter and 3 tablespoons brown sugar. Scatter over the uncooked banana cake and bake as above.

Dicas para teste de Leitura (IELTS Reading)

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IELTS Reading Questions 05 – Multiple Choice

Criterios para Conversação (IELTS Speaking)

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Dicas para IELTS Listenning

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As palavras chaves que você grifou podem nao ser faladas e sim algum sinónimo.

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Frases para usar nas dissertações (IELTS Writing)

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-Dissertação de CAUSES AND EFFECTS

This essay will elaborate the issues associated <topic> and suggest some solutions.

This essay will examine some of the causes of <topic> and suggest some solutions.

There are huge consequences…

While there may be …. if we remain inert to action, I believe …

-Dissertação de AGREE or DISAGREE

I totally agree with the statement for the following reasons.

While some people believe that … I believe …


This essay will examine the drawbacks and benefits of <topic>

While there are several benefits associated with ….

… there are also <subject> that should not be ignored.

-Dissertação de DISCUSS

This essay will discuss both sides of the argument.

Whether <topic> will (do something .. )or not will be discussed in this essay.

This essay will elaborate on both sides of the issue and provide a conclusive opinion.

While some people believe that … others feel that …

Linking Words or Phrases

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Finally / Lastly / In conclusion / To conclude

-Add information

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