Moqueca (Brazilian Seafood Stew)
Across Brazil, home cooks put their own spin on this classic dish. This version of moqueca, featuring shrimp, tomato, peppers, and chiles bobbing in a broth enriched with coconut milk and dende oil, is a perfect entry point for the uninitiated. Traditionally slow-simmered in clay pots, the stew comes together in a Dutch oven and packs maximum flavor with minimal effort. Look for dedo de moça chiles and dendê oil in Latin grocery stores or online.