"Bahian Cuisine" Bahian Food Tip by mircaskirca

Bahian Food, Salvador da Bahia: 7 reviews and 8 photos

  moqueca de camarâo
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  • Marcelo's moqueca de peixe - Salvador da Bahia
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  • Marcelo's moqueca de peixe - Salvador da Bahia
      Marcelo's moqueca de peixe
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Bahian cuisine has the influence of Portuguese, African and Indian cultures with a predominance of local exotic ingredients. Is characterized by the generous use of malagueta chili peppers and dende oil extracted from an African palm tree. Several Bahian dishes also contain seafood (usually shrimps), coconut milk, banana and okra.

When you are in Salvador (or anywhere in Bahia) don't forget to taste some typical dishes. You won't regret - they are simply delicious!!

Acarajé - dish, made with beans, seasoned with salt and onion, fried in dendê (palm) oil and served with pepper sauce, dried shrimps, vatapa, tomato and green pepper

Abará - dish, made with beans, pepper and dendê (palm) oil, rolled in banana leaves

Moqueca de camarão (shrimps) or moqueca de peixe (fish) is a traditional Bahian seafood stew. It basically consists of shrimps or fish, onion, garlic, tomatoes, coriander, pimenta malagueta (chili pepper) and additional ingredients. It is usually accompanied by farinha, rice and farofa.

Bobo de camarão is a typical Bahian dish made with shrimps, cassava (manioc), dendê (palm) oil and coconut milk.

Vatapa is one of the most traditional dishes of Bahia made from bread, shrimp, coconut milk, dendê (palm) oil and nuts (peanuts and/or cashews). It's somewhere between a sauce and a paste and it's used to accompany dishes such as acaraje.

Caruru - dish, made with okra, fish, shrimps, peanuts, cashew nuts and seasoned with oil and peppers

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  • Updated Aug 27, 2010
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