Moqueca, a traditional Brazilian fish stew, takes different forms throughout the country; this version, from Bahia, originally made with a local fish, is enriched with coconut milk and palm oil, a traditionally West African cooking fat. Its vibrant red color is the product of a high concentration of beta carotene. If you can't find it, coconut oil makes a fine, albeit colorless, substitute. Get the recipe for Brazilian Fish and Coconut Milk Stew »Ted Cavanaugh
South American cuisine is incredibly rich and diverse, in large part thanks to the food of Brazil, which fuses indigenous, European, and African influences. While a national identity, and cuisine, may be hard to pin down, it’s Brazil’s vast range of regional fare that make it unique. Brazil is home to some of the world’s best grilled meats and best stews—we especially love the salt cod. From feijoada to fudge truffles, here are our best Brazilian recipes.