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coxinhas: an appetizer of breaded "mock" chicken legs. It is also a pastry filled with chicken.

siri recheado: crab shells stuffed with a mixture of minced crabmeat, cilantro and hot peppers, topped with grated cheese.

rabada ensopada: oxtail stew.

feijoada: Brazil's spectacular national dish. It is an elaborate stew with black beans and many different smoked and sun-dried meats, especially pork, and smoked sausages. It is served with several traditional side dishes, including orange slices, shredded kale, rice, manioc (cassava) meal browned in butter and a hot pepper and lemon sauce.

picanha com batata doce frita: a popular cut of steak served with fried sweet potatoes.

bobo de camarao: fresh shrimp in a puree of dried shrimp, manioc (cassava) meal, coconut milk and nuts, flavored with a palm oil called dende.

peixe na telha: fish grilled and served on a tile.

couve a minera: shredded kale sauteed briefly in oil, onion and garlic.

abacaxi assado: baked pineapple.

doce de leite: a rich, soft caramel mixture made from thickened milk and sugar. It is sometimes put in small pastry shells.  

Copyright: Photos & Recipes are from "Eat Smart in Brazil: How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods & Embark on a Tasting Adventure," by permission of the publisher, Ginkgo Press, Inc. Text courtesy authors: Joan & David Peterson.

What to Eat
Brazilian recipes:
Bolinhos de Arroz (little rice balls)
Caipirinha (brandy cocktail)
Camarao na Moranga (Winter squash with shrimp)
Coconut Milk
Couve Minera (kale)
Coxinhas (Mock chicken legs)
Farofa de Manteiga (buttered manioc meal)
Moqueca de Camarao (shrimp stew)
Mugunza (hominy dessert)
Peixe Ensopado (fish stew)
Picandinho de Porco (minced pork)
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