This is my dad’s famous recipe. It is simple and so delicious!
Make sure you have this appetizer during the holidays for a filling and nutritious option! It may not be a Christmas tradition but it sure is yummy and it keeps me from diving into the cheesy and unhealthy items. The good fat is satisfying and the lime and salt hit the spot!
Growing up in a Brazilian family meant BBQs every Sunday and grazing all day on delicious meat that had been marinated in rock salt and beer. It meant laughter and “family” that stayed at our house for hours and sometimes for sleepovers. It was card games and dominos with a lot of egos and competition. We cooked, ate and talked emphatically with our hands and a lot of expression. Whether in Brazil or in California, I cherished these days with family and friends. Although we eat a little differently now then I did growing up, it is not THAT different. The rice and beans are a fixture, salad is must, fresh salsa and guac are common staples and the BBQ is still flowing. I just stick to the grilled veggies while my friends and family dive into the beautiful grass-fed meat. We still marinate them in rock salt and my husband loves the idea of the Brazilian BBQs. Who doesn’t??!
I make this app year round and it is always a winner!