Recipes from Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian cuisine has roots in Africa, Italy, Germany, the Middle East and even Asia — but the combination of all those influences is uniquely Brazilian. Luis Incao, executive chef at the Copacabana Palace hotel in Rio de Janeiro, along with some friends, brings Brazil to your dinner table with these exotic dishes. Check out some of the recipes, below.

LOBSTER WITH COCONUT MILK
Servings:

Serves 4

Ingredients

    • 2 lobsters
    • 1 cup vegetable oil
    • 4 cups coconut milk
    • 2 coconuts
    • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Clean lobster and remove meat from tails. Heat oil in medium-sized saute pan. Add lobster meat and saute until meat is tender. Add coconut milk and season to taste. Cut coconut in half. Place halves on plate. Add lobster and coconut milk mixture inside coconut.

Serving Directions:

Serve with white rice.

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