Brazilian Potato & Vegetable Espetinho Recipe

Brazilian Potato & Vegetable Espetinho Recipe
Prep in Prep in:
20 mins
Cook in Cook in:
10 mins
Serves Serves:


Famed for their presence at street food events throughout Brazil, Espetinhos are Portuguese kebabs - simple and tasty, and the possibility of combinations are endless!

  1. Cook the potatoes for about 5 minutes and drain. The potatoes won’t be cooked at this stage.
  2. Take a skewer and thread through a potato on followed by a piece of corn, pineapple and red onion, finishing with a potato. Repeat with the remaining skewers.
  3. Mix all the spices together with the olive oil and using a pastry brush, brush all over the potatoes and vegetables. Cook under a preheated moderate grill or on a prepared BBQ until the potatoes are cooked, and the other vegetables are nicely charred.
  4. Serve with rice, salad and if you fancy, a little chilli sauce.


12 baby/new season potatoes

1 corn on the cob cut into 8 wheels

1 large red onion, peeled and cut into 8 wedges

8 pineapple wedges

For the spice mix:

1 teaspoon ground paprika

½ teaspoon ground cumin

½ teaspoon ground coriander

¼ teaspoon dried chilli flakes

1 teaspoon olive oil