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Shrimp Stuffed Pumpkin (Camarao na Moranga)

This is a Brazilian dish I normally prepare in October, that is when there are pumpkins available in Atlanta.

1 medium pumpkin (that fits inside the microwave…)
1 1/2 pounds medium shrimps, peeled
2 onions, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely minced
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups cream cheese
2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
Salt and tabasco
Lime juice
some brandy (to flambe)

Wash and scrub the pumpkin well. Cut the top off to a cover shape (the size your hand can fit); remove all the seeds and put the cover back. Put in the microwave for 10 min and check if the interior is soft (use a toothpick). If it is not, add 2 more min and check again.

While the pumpkin is is the microwave, season the shrimps with salt and lime juice. In a saucepan heat half the olive oil, sauté half the the onion and half the garlic, add the tomato sauce, add salt and tabasco,  and cook for 15 minutes.

In a frypan, heat the other half of the olive oil,sauté the rest of the onion and the garlic, add the shrimps, and cook for around 6 minutes, then flambé.

Mix the shrimp with the sauce, add cream cheese and stir until melted. Add the parsley. Correct the salt and tabasco if necessary.

Fill the pumpkin. Serve with white rice and stick potatoes.

PS: For a “shine” pumpkin, “polish” the outside of the pumpkin with a paper towel with few drops of olive oil.

Posted 4 years, 1 month ago.

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Bangladeshi restaurant in Atlanta – Vanessa’s suggestion

 

PANAHAR  is a nice Bangladeshi restaurant at Buford Hwy, corner of Briarwood Rd.

They don’t serve alcohol, but they will not charge us to bring our own – nice deal!  The restaurant is very small and need reservation for large groups. the reservation.

Posted 8 years, 3 months ago.

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Restaurant suggestions – by Katia Young

Katia works for the Atlanta Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. Here are some of the restaurants that she suggested me:

For Southern Food:

Posted 8 years, 3 months ago.

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Good Dietary Habits

At the US Department of Health & Human Services website I found the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, last edition 2005, next edition will be in 2010. 

It explains in a very simple way what (and how much) human beings are supposed to eat to be healthy, has all that tables with contents of each food, suggestions for regular diet, and the most amazing, explains the labels in the products we buy at the grocery store!!!

What am I going to do with that? 

Nothing! And I will keep eating dessert first! Life is short…

Posted 8 years, 4 months ago.

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Obsession Chocolate Cake

It’s my favorite!!

(Alba’s recipe)

  • 1 package of chocolate chips
  • 1 butter stick (unsalted)
  • 1 spoon of  ”raspas de laranja” (shaved orange peel)
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • powdered sugar (for decoration) 

Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a cake pan. 

Melt the chocolate with the butter in the microwave (1 minute). Mix the orange peel. 

Beat the eggs and the salt for 5 minutes. Mix 1/4 of these eggs to the chocolate. 

Add the rest of the eggs, delicately. Put on the cake pan and bake for 25 or 30 minutes, until the  edges are consistent but  the middle is still soft. 

Spread powdered sugar on top.

Posted 8 years, 4 months ago.

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Bolo de Chocolate sem farinha (La Bete Noire)

(receita da Alba)

  •  1 xícara d’agua
  •  3/4 de xícara de açúcar
  • 9 colheres (1 tablete+1 colher) manteiga sem sal
  • 18 oz chocolate meio amargo (500g)
  • 6 ovos
  • 1 xícara de whipping cream (creme de leite)
  • 8 oz chocolate meio amargo (220g)
  • Chantilly

Preaqueça o forno a 350. Unte uma forma desmontável. Forre a forma com papel manteiga e unte o papel. Embulhe 3 camadas de papel aluminio em volta da assadeira.

Leve ao fogo o açúucar com a água e deixe ferver rmexendo até o açúcar dissolver. Cozinhe 5 minutos. Retire do fogo.

Derreta a manteiga em fogo baixo. Junte o chocolate e bata até ficar liso. Misture a mistura do açúcar no chocolate.Deixe esfriar.

Junte os ovos e misture bem. Coloque a massa na assadeira. Coloque a assadeira em banho–maria (a água deve cobrir metade da panela). Asse + ou – 50 minutos até o centro do bolo não mexer quando a assadeira for movida.

Tire do banho-maria.

Deixe esfriar.

Prepare o Ganache:  aqueça o creme de leite (pode usar o microondas por 1 minuto). Junte o chocolate e misture até ficar liso.

Cubra o bolo.

Leve a forma para a geladeira e deixe por umas 2 horas.

Abra a assadeira. Corte em fatias e sirva com chantilly.

Posted 8 years, 4 months ago.

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Good restaurants in Atlanta area

Ótimas dicas da Denise Akstein:

ATMOSPHERE BISTRO- 1620 Piedmont Avenue, 678-702-1620

BACCHANALIA - 1198 Howell Mill rd., 404-365-0410

FLOATAWAY CAFE - 1123 Zonolite Rd., 404-892-1414

JOEL - 3290 Northside Parkway, 404-233-3500

Restaurante do High Museum – TABLE 1280 Restaurant & Tapas Lounge fica no Campus Level of the Woodruff Arts Center, Phone# 404-897-1280.  Recomendo!

JCT KITCHEN & BAR- 1198 Howell Mill Rd., 404-355-2252

QUINONES AT BACCHANALIA- 1198 Howell Mill Rd., 404-365-0410

THE HIL - 9110 Selborne Lane, Palmetto, 770-463-6040 (esse restaurante fica a 40 minutos de “Downtown” Atlanta, chef/owner Hillary White.  Esse lugar charmoso chama-se Serenbe, tem um bed and breakfast (Serenbe Southern Country Inn), organic farm, restaurante da fazenda com comida organica (THE FARMHOUSE 770-463-2610) e farm animals-excelente para passar a tarde com as criancas, conhecer o lugar  e fazer reserva no THE HIL.

Posted 8 years, 4 months ago.

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Where to eat in Atlanta

Atlanta não é NY nem SP, mas tem ótima (e variada) comida!

Restaurants

Bullet Mary Macs: comida tipica do sul, num restaurante historico
Bullet Café Alsace: estaurante francês em Decatur: Bem aconchegante e familiar. A dona é uma querida amiga francesa, Benedict Ulsas”(by Dri Rievers)
Bullet Six Feet Under: um restaurante do lado do Oakland Cemetery (que e’ outro ponto turistico interessante) que tem otimos frutos do mar e o melhor hamburguer da cidade

For Brunch

Bullet Original House of Pancakes , 2321 Cheshire Bridge RoadAtlanta, GA, 30324, 404-633-5677
Bullet Ray’s on the River ou no Canoe: manhã de domingo, ótimo e farto buffet ao lado do rio. 
Bullet Thumbs Up, 573 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta, 30312
Bullet Flying Biscuit (dois enderecos: Piedmont com 10th St e Candler Park)
Bullet Front Page News (tambem dois enderecos, Crescent Av com 14thSt, e Little Five Points)

Eating With Music

Bullet American Pie: uma beer house típica americana, com música, pista de dança, garotas de biquini vendendo cerveja, e um milhão de aparelhos de TV mostrando esporte.
Bullet  shows/concertos no Chaistain Park: ao ar livre, mas em arquibancadas numeradas. O pessoal faz picnic (com cesta, mesinhas e tudo) antes do show é lindo! (porém, não há shows no inverno)
Bullet   música brasileira no Eclipse di Luna: e’  como matamos saudades da música brasileira…
Bullet   por do sol no Piedmont Park (no restaurante/cervejaria ex-Park Tavern): tomar cerveja e assistir o por do sol no skyline da cidade

Others

Bullet Paolo’s Gelato Italiano: maravilhosos sorvetes! Fica em Virginia Highland, bem no centrinho… hummm….

Bullet Morelli’s Ice Cream: deliciosos sorvetes, e alguns sabores bem originais, como ginger chocolate e coconut jalapeno.

Bullet Vortex hamburguers
Bullet Canoe (internacional), Atlanta Fish Market (frutos do mar), Las Palmeras (cubano), Don Pablo (mexicano),  Le Madeleine (fast food (!!!) francês), Houston (americano), Longhorn (americano), Johnny Rocket (lanchonete tipo anos 50, ótimos hamburguers), Umesono (japones), Cheesecake Factory (o nome já diz), Fogo de Chão (brasileiro)

Bullet  International Marketfrutas, legumes e produtos do mundo todo. Nota: leve um casaco, é muito frio lá dentro! Dekalb Famers Market - 3000 E. Ponce De Leon Avenue - Decatur, GA 30030


Posted 8 years, 4 months ago.

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