Pirão / Pirao refers to a cornmeal flour that is mixed with coconut milk and palm oil. Pirão is also means manioc meal or mash. In Brazil, Pirão is a kind of gravy which is often made from fish broth and cassava flour. 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. Pirão is traditionally served as a side with Moqueca Capixaba, a typical fish stew from Espírito Santo State in Brazil. Pirão is pronunced "pi-rao".

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