Brazilian Dishes

Succulent, roasted meats, toasted cassava flour, pickled chiles, and smoky stews—the flavors of Brazilian cuisine are as wide and varied as the country itself. Here are our favorite recipes that hail from Brazil.

See the RecipeTuca Reines
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Brazilian Salt Cod Stew
Salt cod is a staple in South America, the Caribbean, and Europe. This recipe comes from Neide Rigo, a Brazilian food blogger.André Baranowski
Collard Greens, Cornmeal, and Sausage Soup (Sopa de Fuba)
Collard Greens, Cornmeal, and Sausage Soup (Sopa de Fuba)
Cornmeal thickens the broth in this comforting soup from the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil.Todd Coleman
Eggs and Scallions with Toasted Cassava Flour
Eggs and Scallions with Toasted Cassava Flour
Brazilians often toast cassava flour in butter to crisp it and deepen its color and flavor; sometimes they combine the resulting buttery farofa with eggs and onions, too. This dish, called Farofa de Ovo e Cebolinha, is based on one in Leticia Moreinos Schwartz's The Brazilian Kitchen (Kyle Books, 2010).Todd Coleman
Pão de Queijo
Pão de Queijo
If you can't find sour tapioca starch to make this Brazilian cheese bread, sweet tapioca starch will yield equally delicious results.Todd Coleman
Bauru (Brazilian Roast Beef Sandwich)
Bauru (Brazilian Roast Beef Sandwich)
Brazil's Bauru is made by smothering roast beef with melted mozzarella and tomato. See the recipe For Bauru »Todd Coleman
Brazilian Pickled Chiles (Conserva de Pimenta)
Brazilian Pickled Chiles (Conserva de Pimenta)
These Brazilian pickled chiles are a classic condiment alongside rice and beans, roast pork, or fish.James Oseland
Brigadeiros
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Pasta and Shrimp Casserole (Camusclim)
Pasta and Shrimp Casserole (Camusclim)
This creamy-but-zesty pasta casserole combines shrimp, melted cheese, and béchamel. Get the recipe for Pasta and Shrimp Casserole (Camusclim) »James Oseland
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Brazilian Fish Stew
Brazilian Fish Stew
This hearty stew can be made with any firm-fleshed white fish, such as catfish or halibut.Get the recipe for Brazilian Fish Stew »James Oseland
Banana and Cheese Pudding (Sombremesa de Banana com Queijo)
Banana and Cheese Pudding (Sombremesa de Banana com Queijo)
Fresh bananas layered with sweetened condensed milk and cream cheese combine in a sumptuous Brazilian dessert.James Oseland
Vatapa
Vatapa (Brazilian Shrimp Stew)
An adaptable stew from the Brazilian state of Bahia, Vatapa gets its luxurious texture and signature floral notes from coconut milk and palm oil. Get the recipe for Vatapa »Todd Coleman
Brazilian Beans with Smoked Pork, Rice and Collards (Feijoada)
Brazilian Beans with Smoked Pork, Rice and Collards (Feijoada)
This hearty dish of beans and pork is the quintessential Brazilian comfort food. It is traditionally served with garlic rice, sautéed collard greens, a tangy vinaigrette, and farofa, toasted cassava flour.
Caipirinha
Some Brazilians substitute vodka for the fiery cachaça--sugarcane brandy--in this classic drink and call the result a caipiroska.Tuca Reines