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Brazilian Black Beans

Dende oil is Brazilian palm oil, available in Latin American markets. Be sure to get the Brazilian rather than the West African product, which is much heavier. Or use half the amount of the West African palm oil and substitute vegetable oil for the other half.

Cuisine: Brazilian
Type: Grains, Vegetables
Courses: Side dish, Starters and appetizers
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

4 cups 640g / 22ozRefried back beans - quite soupy, see * note
3/4 teaspoon 3.8mlSalt
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlFreshly-ground black pepper
2 tablespoons 30mlDende oil
1/3 cup 78mlCrema - see * note
2 tablespoons 30mlFinely-chopped cilantro

Recipe Instructions

* Note: See the "Refried Back Beans" and "Crema" recipes which are included in this collection.

In a medium saucepan, heat the beans, adding a little more water if necessary to make a nice soupy consistency. When the beans are very hot, add the salt and pepper and taste for seasoning.

Remove from the heat and serve in large shallow bowls, drizzling each portion with a little dende oil, a little Crema, and scattering some cilantro around the edges of the plate.

Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken


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