International Recipes and Cooking Around the World

Brazil: Recipes and Cuisine

Brazilian carnival parade

Brazilian cooking, while it has many similarities with that of its South American neighbors, is distinct and uniquely delicious. Stretching from the Amazon in the north, through the fertile plantations of the central coast and on to the southern pampas, the food of Brazil spans a unique mix of cultures and cuisines. The original population contributed popular ingredients like cassava and guaraná. African slaves influenced the cuisine of the coastal states, especially Bahía. And around the country, a Portuguese heritage is reflected in a variety of dishes.

Recipes

Brazilian Recipes

Acarajé

(Brazilian black-eyed pea fritters; see Akkra recipe notes.)

Coxinhas

(Brazilian deep-fried chicken croquettes)

Feijoada

(Brazilian pork, beef and black bean stew)

Moqueca

(Brazilian fish and coconut milk stew)

Vatapá

(Brazilian seafood stew with coconut milk)