Brazilian Coconut Fish Stew
Colorful peppers and cilantro lend a confetti-like adornment to this typical Brazilian dish, flavored with lime, chile, and coconut milk. Serve over rice. Dendê is a Brazilian palm oil available in specialty food stores.
The Southwest offers several variations of bread pudding, a popular dessert anytime. This one is made with no eggs and with a brown sugar syrup. If you can't find piloncillo cones (brown sugar packed into a cone shape), just use 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar.
The Argentine style of grilling beef originated in the vast plains of the countryside. If you can't find these cuts of meat, a couple of steaks, chorizos, and skirt steaks will do. However, if you're up for it, this is authentic Argentinian cow-country food. Serve this hearty fare with a Malbec from Argentina's Mendoza region.
Chicken Breasts in Salsa Picante
This is especially good cooked over a charcoal fire. (Naturally a gas grill works fine, too.) A California Zinfandel or a red Rhone wine from France would go well here.
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