Moqueca (Brazilian fish stew)

Moqueca (Brazilian fish stew)


South Americas largest country is set to be the next big thing, says David Prior, for its vibrant cuisine as well as its sport, samba and beaches. This vibrant moqueca, a thick seafood stew, hails from Bahia, the heart of Afro-Brazilian culture in the countrys north-east.

The ingredient of Moqueca (Brazilian fish stew)

  1. 1kg skinless firm white fish fillet (such as snapper), pin-boned, cut into 3cm cubes
  2. 1/3 cup (80ml) lime juice
  3. 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
  4. 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  5. 1 green capsicum, thinly sliced
  6. 1 red capsicum, thinly sliced
  7. 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  8. 2 short red chillies, finely chopped
  9. 2 cups (500ml) fish stock
  10. 400g can chopped tomatoes
  11. 270ml can coconut milk
  12. 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil (see note)
  13. 6 large green prawns, peeled (tails intact), deveined
  14. Coriander leaves, to serve
  15. Steamed rice, to serve

The instruction how to make Moqueca (Brazilian fish stew)

  1. Place fish in a large ceramic dish and toss with 2 tablespoons lime juice and 1 teaspoon sea salt. Chill for 30 minutes to marinate.
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion for 3 minutes or until softened.
  3. Add capsicum, garlic and chilli, then cook, stirring occasionally, for a further 5 minutes or until capsicum is softened.
  4. Stir in stock, tomatoes, coconut milk and coconut oil. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to medium and cook for 20-25 minutes until slightly reduced.
  5. Add prawns, fish and marinating juices, then cook for a further 8-10 minutes until the seafood is just cooked. Stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice and season to taste. Serve with coriander and rice.

Nutritions of Moqueca (Brazilian fish stew)

calories: 428.049 calories
calories: 25.4 grams fat
calories: 13.4 grams saturated fat
calories: 11.3 grams carbohydrates
calories: 4.9 grams sugar
calories: 44.1 grams protein
calories: 116 milligrams cholesterol
calories: 254 milligrams sodium
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