Moqueca aos Ovos Spicy Egg Stew

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Ingredients

12 eggs

3 Tablespoons olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

3 onions, thinly sliced

2 teaspoons fresh cilantro, minced

Salt and pepper, to taste

Procedure

1. Break the eggs into a bowl and beat gently.

2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook the garlic, onion, and cilantro, stirring, until they are lightly browned.

3. Pour the eggs into the skillet, stir, and cook for a few seconds.

4. Reduce the heat to low, and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.

5. Season and serve hot over white rice.

Serves 4 to 6.

Afro-Brazilian cuisine is well known for its sweets and desserts, probably because of the influence of the Portuguese colonists who brought their love of sugar with them from their European homeland. The African slaves added their own style to the existing recipes. The women of the state of Bahia, the heart of Afro-Brazilian culture, make delicious sweets. One favorite is cocada, a coconut candy boiled in sugar water with ginger or lemon. Quindins (coconut macaroons) are another favorite sweet. Quindins are often served for dessert.

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