Dishes from Marajó Island

Brazil's Marajó Island—the largest surrounded by freshwater anywhere in the world—has a cuisine that's elemental, ingredient-focused, and intense, with kaleidoscopic flavors unlike any of the country's other regional cuisines. From camusclim, a layered dish of pasta, shrimp, béchamel sauce, and cheese, to sombremesa de banana com queijo, a luscious banana dessert drenched in sweetened condensed milk, these are some of the standout dishes of the region. Read more about Marajó Island »

Rice and Black-eyed Peas

Baião-de-Dois (Rice and Black-eyed Peas)

Bacon, chorizo, and annatto flavor this northern Brazilian take on rice and beans. See the recipe for Baião-de-Dois (Rice and Black-eyed Peas) »James Oseland
Pasta and Shrimp Casserole

Camusclim (Pasta and Shrimp Casserole)

This creamy-zesty pasta casserole combines shrimp, melted cheese, and bechamel. See the recipe for Camusclim (Pasta and Shrimp Casserole) »James Oseland
Steak with Melted Mozzarella

Filé Marajoara (Steak with Melted Mozzarella)

Fresh water buffalo cheese melted over filet mignon is a classic dish of Soure, Brazil; mozzarella is a perfect substitute. See the recipe for Filé Marajoara (Steak with Melted Mozzarella) »James Oseland
Fish with Shrimp Sauce and Plantains

Filhote com Molho de Camaroẽs e Bananas (Fish with Shrimp Sauce and Plantains)

Any tender, skin-on white fish can be used in this dish, which is topped with spicy shrimp sauce. See the recipe for Filhote com Molho de Camaroẽs e Bananas(Fish with Shrimp Sauce and Plantains) »James Oseland
Brazilian Fish Stew

Moqueca (Brazilian Fish Stew)

This hearty stew can be made with any firm-fleshed white fish, such as catfish or halibut. See the recipe for Moqueca (Brazilian Fish Stew) »James Oseland
Banana and Cheese Pudding

Sombremesa de Banana com Queijo (Banana and Cheese Pudding)

Fresh bananas layered with sweetened condensed milk and cream cheese comprise this sumptuous Brazilian dessert. See the recipe for Sombremesa de Banana com Queijo (Banana and Cheese Pudding) »James Oseland