The typical Brazilian food much appreciated at this time of year is couscous. Ever experienced? Very tasty!


  • 1/3 cup (tea) oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 5 peeled and seedless tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 diced green pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 2 cups (tea) of water
  • 1 can of drained peas
  • 2 cans of drained sardines
  • 1 cup of palm hearts (optional)
  • 3 cups of yellow corn flour
  • Chopped green chili to taste
  • Chopped seedless red pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste

Decoration Ingredients

  • 2 sliced ​​boiled eggs
  • 1 sliced ​​tomato
  • Sardine fillets
  • 1 heart of palm in slices (optional)
  • 1 cup fresh frozen peas (optional)
  • Green or black olives to taste
  • Oil

Preparation Mode

  1. Grease a 24 cm diameter pan with oil in the middle.
  2. Arrange slices of egg, tomato, sardine fillets, hearts of palm and peas on the bottom and sides. Reserve.
  3. In a pan, heat the oil and sauté the garlic and onion for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the tomato, pepper, extract and sauté for another 5 minutes.
  5. Add the water, peas, sardines in large pieces, hearts of palm, green chillies, pepper, salt and cook for 3 minutes.
  6. Add the corn flour all at once and stir with a wooden spoon for 10 minutes or until cooked.
  7. Pour into the mold carefully so as not to harm the decoration and press down with a spoon.
  8. Turn over onto a large plate.

Mom Tips

The traditional decoration is as shown in the recipe. Nothing stops you from decorating the couscous in your own way.

Two cans of drained sardines = 250 grams.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Approximate yield of 8 servings.


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