Bring some South America to the table with our favorite Brazilian dishes.
Occupying almost half of South America, Brazil enjoys a bounty of culinary riches. The country's sheer size means there are different recipe preferences in different regions—shrimp from the Atlantic in Bahia, any number of indigenous river fish in the Amazonas, and feijoada wherever pork is found. We can't get enough of Brazil's eclectic pallet, so we've compiled all our favorite Brazilian recipes right here.
Two of the most popular dishes in Brazil's Bahia state are bobo camarones (shrimp in yuca cream sauce) and moqueca (seafood coconut stew). This recipe combines both. Coconut milk flavors the sauce, while mashed yuca adds creaminess. Dendê oil (bright orange palm oil) is usually stirred in at the end to lend the sauce color, but we've used annatto oil instead.