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Pirão is a kind of gravy usually made from fish broth and cassava flour. A famous variation is made from barreado, the signature meat stew from Paraná.

One of the most authentic kinds of pirão is made from a broth obtained by cooking a fish head and scraps not used in whole fish dishes, with other ingredients such as coconut milk, tomatoes, parsley, garlic, chives, pepper, annatto, and fresh cilantro.

The dish is traditionally served as a side with moqueca capixaba, a typical fish stew from Espírito Santo State.

Pronunciation: pi-RAO

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