Bahia-Style Shrimp in Coconut Sauce
The rich coconut sauce in this rustic seafood dish is typical of recipes from Brazil's tropical seaside state of Bahia.
Brazilian Chicken Stew
Brazilian Collard Greens
If you think collards need to cook a long time to be tender, think again. Slice the greens paper thin and they'll be ready in just minutes.
Brazilian Black Rice
Sausage-Stuffed Brazilian Cheese Breads (Pao de Queijo)
Pao de queijo is a traditional Brazilian cheese bread made from sour tapioca flour. If you can't find the sour version, you can substitute regular tapioca flour. This recipe includes browned pork sausage that's mixed into the rolls. Cut them in half and fill with a fried egg for a perfect mini breakfast sandwich.
Brazilian Rich Chocolate Truffles
These chewy, sprinkles-coated balls (called brigadeiros in Portuguese) are more like chocolate caramels than French-style truffles.
Brazilian Fish, Shrimp and Mussel Stew
Andrew Zimmern's seafood stew is brothy and delicious: the secret ingredient is cashew butter.
Brazilian Shrimp Soup
Coconut milk's rich flavor will keep you coming back for more of this substantial soup. A true Brazilian version would include slices of okra, but ours is already so satisfyingly thick that we left it out.
Brazilian Seafood Soup (Moqueca)
This tangy, buttery, gorgeous soup--bright red with dende oil--is Daniel Boulud's riff on a recipe by French chef Claude Troisgros.
Grilled Chicken with Spicy Brazilian Tomato and Coconut Sauce
Redolent of ginger and jalapenos, the tomato sauce is a lively addition to plain grilled chicken. If you like less heat, use only one jalapeno.
Brazilian Beer-Marinated Chicken
Steven Raichlen flavors this speedy chicken dish with Xingu (a Brazilian black lager that has a distinctive colalike flavor), plus mustard and onion--evoking the classic combination of beer and bratwursts. "The marinade brings a lot of flavor to a meat that really needs it," he says.