Ellie’s mom is here from Brazil spending the summer. We will share recipes and stories with you the next 3 months–hope you will enjoy.
This is a dish that was part of my mom’s meal rotation. She has been making it for the past 40 years. It is also one that she makes with my brother in mind. She started cooking when she was 8 years old. She cooked for the men working in the sugar cane mill making “rapadura“. From Sunday through Friday, she lived near the grounds, where she would get up 5am to start on the beans. She cooked on a 3 stone stove. Among the dishes she cooked were Maria Isabel (Rice with sun dried meat), Arroz de Carretero ( Rice with Sausage (linguiça), Quibebe de Mandioca (Meat and Yuca).
Celeste’s Pork Tenderloin
1 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp sweet paprika