Hopkins restaurant serves up Brazilian cuisine

Samba Taste of Brazil

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn.  --  Samba is a family restaurant in Hopkins that brings the unique flavor of the authentic Brazilian cuisine with a large variety of Brazilian and International dishes, with special cuts of meats, seafood, salads and soups with a lot of gluten free and veggie options.

Specialties like Feijoada, Moqueca, Picanha, Paella, Bacalhau, Churrasco and much more can be paired with an international selection of wines and beers .

Open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner, Samba has an ambiance perfect for parties, dates, family celebrations and business occasions.

Shrimp Moqueca

Ingredients :

·       6 Jumbo Shrimp marinated

·       ½ medium Onion cut in large pieces

·       1 tomato cut in large pieces

·       ½ red Bell Pepper cut in large pieces

·       ½ cup of Coconut Milk

·       1 table spoon of Olive Oil

·       1 table spoon of Palm Oil

·       1 cup of cooked rice

Directions :

·       Marinate Shrimp for 15 minutes with salt , garlic , paprika , white wine

·       In a sautee pan pour de olive oil and the shrimp and stir for 2 minutes

·       Add tomatoes , peppers and onions

·       Add Coconut Milk and Palm oil and sautee for 2 minutes


·       In a large plate put the cooked and warm rice in the middle

·       Pour the Moqueca around the rice


Pairing with wine : Sauvignon Blanc or Vinho Verde 


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