Brazilian Prawn Stew
When I went to Rio for the Paralympics, even though I was there for almost 3 weeks, I never got to really sample the typical Brazilian cuisine. The food provided for us in the Paralympic Village was very plain and basic and just served a purpose. We were also under strict instructions on what was safe and unsafe to eat to minimise the risk of getting ill. It was a very similar approach when we went back 18 months later for the World Championships. We stayed in a hotel this time but the food provided was kept very simple for athletes. It drives me a little crazy after a couple of days because I love to have flavour in my food and get bored of bland very easily. What I did learn about Brazilian food from my time in the country was that they very much like their meat and they like to add a lot of salt.
This recipe which I found on BBC Good Food is far more what I imagined Brazilian food to be like. It is very fresh, flavoursome and spicy. Far more satisfying and enjoyable to eat, and healthy and nutritious as well.