Tuesday, 22 December 2009


After a busy while, im back to the blog. These last 2 weeks of my culinary course took all my time, but now im back on posting.
This recipe can be considered traditionally from brasil, and also is very popular in my country.The brazilian name of this dish is "Rabada". The meat looks like the italian "ossobuco" but it's from the tail of the cow. The meat is very high in fat, wich make it taste even better.

What you gonna need:
1kg of cow tail cut in around 8centimeters
200g of chopped tomatoes
300g of chopped onions
200g of chopped carrots
salt and pepper as you like.

How to do:
Remove the excessive fat of the meat. Then in a hot frying pan, cook the pieces of meat untill its in a nicely browny-gold colour. Then add all the ingredients in a pressure cooker, add water to cover all the ingredients, and cook for about 1h30 minutes.
You can either serve with the juice the meat was cooked, or you can make a "pirao" wichs consists in add corn flour or manioc flour in to that juice, and cook for about 10min.
Also, serving with watercress is a good option.


  1. Hello Pedro
    I love the cow tail this is quite used in france as a stew !
    I wish you the best for 2010 I am very happy to know you through your blog!
    cheers from Paris

  2. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, and of course I will be checking in OFTEN. I love the ideas from real cooks!


  3. Fantastic. Nigerian and Brazillian cuisine have a lot in common! Would be lovely with some rice and beans

  4. Hey Kitchen Butterfly, thats how it's usually served. With Rice.
    I didnt knew that Rice + beans were traditional in Nigeria.
    Glad you came by my blog.

  5. Thanks bunches for stopping by my blog, happy to meet you. Ill be checking in often! Have a great day!

  6. Oh yes, I recently made some oxtail, as well! Sounds delicious :D

  7. Oi Pedro,

    Muito obrigada por visitar o meu site...rabada? I love rabada specially in this season of the year. Your rabada brought me memories of my childhood :-) and I love "agriao" which is very hard to find here in Los Angeles :-(
    Good to know you and will definitely visit you often!

  8. this dish looks so yummy! I would love to visit Brazil one day, I have friends who travel there frequently and have had students from there as well... ah yes...someday I will eat this dish :)
    Thank you for visiting my site and I will check in on you to see other delicious plates that you make!

  9. I just found your blog and I love it! I will be checking back often :)
    -Mini Baker
    ps. this dish looks DELISH!

  10. This looks awesome, very authentic, would love to try it!

  11. Oh my. I love cow's tail. It's very very tasty!