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Pumpkin with Shrimp (Camarão na Moranga)

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This meal is perfect for fall, but we eat this dish year round in Brazil!

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Salmon with Brazilian-Thai Sauce

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Brazilian and Thai cuisines cross path in so many ways! I am passionate about both styles (one of them for obvious reasons) and I have been trying to find ways to come up with a recipe that married those two worlds in a very harmonic way. I think I found it in this dish!

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Lemon Pappardelle with Seafood

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This dish is extremely easy to make, but by adding a touch of some great ingredients like fresh herbs, garlic, cream, sweet marinated peppers, and seafood you can please your guests almost effortless!

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Salmon with Passion Fruit Sauce

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This recipe is fresh and healthy! The combination of salmon and passion fruit can be very unusual in the US but is very well known in Brazil. The brown sugar broke the acidity of the passion fruit, and the table cream or crème fraîche added a velvety texture to the sauce; the fresh herb mixture added color and flavor to this easy recipe!

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Halibut with Shrimp Sauce and Catupiry

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Catupiry is the most traditional creamy cheese from Brazil and it is somewhat hard to find in the US. Mascarpone is a great replacement in case you cannot find it. The name Catupiry means “excellent” in the native Tupi-Guarani language. Excellent is the perfect word to describe this recipe!

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Shrimp, Beans and Acorn Squash with Cilantro Oil

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This dish was inspired in the traditional “Feijoada” and has some of the most delicious flavors of my home country, Brazil!

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White Fish with Tahini-Almond Sauce

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Tahini, honey and almonds give a middle-east flair to white fish.

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Portuguese-Brazilian Baked Cod with Tomatoes, Onions, and Kalamata Olives (Bacalhau Luso-Brasileiro com Tomates, Cebolas e Azeitonas)

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Typically this kind of cod recipe is made with salted cod, which can be hard to find it in certain areas of the United States (I could not find salted cod in Fort Wayne, Indiana). So I decided to try with fresh cod and I loved the result! The original version takes much longer to be prepared because the salted fish has to be soaked for about 24 hours before it is even ready to be prepared (and the soaking water must be changed several times during the process... Ok, I am getting tired only by talking about it!). So my recipe is a new, simpler version of the Portuguese salted cod (Bacalhau); much faster to prepare, but full of flavors! This dish is Portuguese-Brazilian and it combines Maditerranean and Brazilian ingredients, like Kalamata olives, olive oil, Media Crema and yuca purée. It is creamy and delcious! Check it out!

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Salmon with Coconut Milk and Cashews

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I wanted to create a salmon recipe using some of my favorite Brazilian ingredients. The result is absolutely delicious! The flavors in this dish are really bold and the "Yuca Purée" is the perfect side for this authentic Brazilian meal. Enjoy!

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Seafood Ravioli

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Bay scallops, shrimp, and sole are the filling for this delicious dish! It was really fun to make it (my husband made the pasta sheets from scratch) but even more fun to eat it!

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Mushrooms, Brandy, and Mascarpone Baked Salmon

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The mascarpone add a subtil creamy texture to this elegant but easy to make dish.

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Calamari and Scallops Thai Style Noodles

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Lime juice and basil add a fresh bite to this dish.

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Shrimp, Bok Choy, and Asparagus Stir-Fry

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This delicate combination of shrimp, asparagus, and bok choy is perfect over a bowl of brown rice!

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Garden Vegetables and Rosemary Swai

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This fish entree is full of healthy ingredients and full of flavors too!

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Passion Fruit-Miso Glazed Cod

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Easy-to-make and full of flavors, this recipe is a Latin-Asian fusion with an interesting mix of ingredients:  passion fruit, sake, soy sauce and roasted garlic. Sweet, with just a hint of tartness, this delicious cod is perfect over a bed of jasmine rice. Also try the marinade with pork, chicken or salmon. Enjoy!

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Flounder Topped with Crab, Coconut Milk, and Cream Cheese

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Cream cheese and coconut milk give a nice, creamy flavor for this light summer dish.

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Capellini with Bay Scallops

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This is one of my favorite sauces for pastas. When I originally created this recipe I used a mix of bay scallops, shrimp, and calamari in the sauce; but at the time I lived in San Diego and high quality seafood was abundant. You can use different kinds of seafood depending on the availability. Enjoy!

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Crab and Cream Cheese Tilapia

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The crab mix can also be served as a dip with crackers and veggies. So you are cooking an entree and an appetizer at the same time!

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Shrimp Moqueca (Brazilian Shrimp Stew)

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This dish has the most authentic Brazilian taste!

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