This Recipe Of Legendary Footballer Pelé’s Favourite Dish Is A Delicious Tribute To Him

by Shreya Rathod
This Recipe Of Legendary Footballer Pelé’s Favourite Dish Is A Delicious Tribute To Him

Football, for many, is not just a game but an emotion. Football fans all around the world are sharing their pain with each other on the demise of the legendary football player Pelé. Though we can’t bring him back from the clutches of death, we can certainly offer him a tribute for his outstanding service to football and his extraordinary sportsmanship. Here is the recipe for his favourite dish Xinxim from the restaurant Las Iguanas, a perfect blend of African, Latin American, and Portuguese cuisines. 

Xinxim: Pelé’s Favourite Dish

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This is a creamy and flavourful dish. Moreover, it is a staple of Latin America. The recipe includes chicken and crayfish tails as its main ingredients. The process is as follows:

  • Take a flat casserole with butter and palm oil in it. Then add chicken to it and gently fry it and remove it after a while.
  • Then add garlic, onion, and chilli puree to the casserole and saute lightly. Further, add the fish stock cube and stir it well. 
  • After this, add lemon juice, peanut, whipping cream, and water and start stirring it.
  • Add the chicken again to the casserole with crayfish tails. Then cover it and let it braise in the oven for nearly an hour at 150 degrees Celsius. 
  • The sauce will thicken up and you can serve it with rice. You can add coconut farofa as well (optional).

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Football And The Legend

Many around the world are shedding tears for the legend who passed away. For Brazil, he was the drive that football and people of colour needed. He literally transformed soccer into entertainment. He won ten trophies in total. Moreover, he was known for his electrifying performance and spectacular goals that made him a glorious football star. His biggest achievement is scoring twelve goals in fourteen games in his World Cup career. There is also a museum in Santos, Brazil.

The world has lost a gem. But we can certainly keep his memories alive through his favourite food! Whatsay? 

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