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A glass full of chimichurri--an Argentine steak sauce--made with vinegar, olive oil, parsley, oregano, garlic, red pepper flakes

Chimichurri

Drizzle, douse, souse, or otherwise acquaint this emerald elixir with grilled steak, chicken, chops, seafood, or heck, anything.

  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 13
A sliced steak with chimichurri sauce drizzled on top on a cutting board

Steak Chimichurri

Chimichurri-induced happiness can be yours with this foolproof, fuss-free, Argentine-approved answer to what’s for dinner.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 50 M
  • 2
Platter of half-moon-shaped beef empanadas pastries, bowl of yellow salsa

Beef Empanadas

Savory little somethings with a surprise for those of you unfamiliar with the flamboyant flavors of Latin America.

  • 50 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 6
Brazilian Cheese Rolls

Brazilian Cheese Rolls | Pão de Queijo

Pao de queijo, Brazil’s favorite cheese rolls, are chewy, cheesy puffs made from manioc starch. They’re great on a buffet table, as a snack, or a starter.

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  • 45 M
  • 3 H
  • 15
Brazilian Fish Stew

Brazilian Fish Stew | Moqueca

Known as moqueca in Portuguese, this fish stew is rich with peppers, onions, garlic, and a tomato-coconut broth–and, natch, fish.

  • 40 M
  • 4 H
  • 40
Chivito

Chivito

Chivito, a sandwich popular in Latin America, is filled with meats, goat cheese, lettuce, and tomato. This chivito, like all chivito, is easily adaptable.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 3
Two salt crust chickens on a bed of leaves and wooden plate

Salt Crust Chicken

Salt crust chicken, the classic technique of encasing a chicken in a salt crust, seals in flavor and juices so the chicken is utterly moist and delicious.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 1
A white bowl filled with alfajores, and one halved one in front of the bowl with a bowl of dulce de leche beside

Alfajores: The Family Cookie

Alfajores are a family staple in Ana Schwartzman’s home. No wonder: alfajores are shortbread cookies filled with dulce de leche and covered in chocolate.

A white bowl filled with alfajores, and one halved one in front of the bowl with a bowl of dulce de leche beside

Alfajores ~ Dulce de Leche Cookies

We know many a person who fell for these dulcet dulce de leche-filled shortbread cookies while in Latin America. Few have recovered.

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  • 1 H
  • 7 H
  • 6
Sliced masa-crusted chicken breast with piquillo peppers, avocado butter, and salad on a plate

Masa-Crusted Chicken

For this Latin dish, tender boneless chicken breasts are dusted with a masa harina coating spiced with cumin, pepper, and sugar seared, and served atop a salad.

  • 1 H
  • 1 H
  • 2