Brazilian Fish Stew (Moqueca De Peixe)

Recipe by dicentra

This is from Cooking Light. "From the state of Bahia in northern Brazil, moqueca de peixe (moo-KAY-ka duh PAY-shuh) is a tropical fish stew fragrant with garlic and peppers, and enriched with coconut milk."

Top Review by dannystratten

Excellent dish. Easy to make. always a hit. The choice of fish has proved to be flexible. We've made this with a variety of white fish, scallops, prawns, tofu. All worked great!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; toss to coat. Marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat.
  3. Add the onion, bell peppers, green onions, garlic, and bay leaf; cook 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Increase heat to medium-high; add tomato, and cook 2 minutes.
  5. Add 1/4 cup cilantro, clam juice, and broth. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.
  6. Discard bay leaf.
  7. Place one-third of vegetable mixture in a blender, and puree until smooth.
  8. Pour pureed vegetable mixture into pan. Repeat procedure with remaining vegetable mixture.
  9. Add coconut milk and red pepper to pureed vegetable mixture.
  10. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook 3 minutes. Add fish mixture; cook 3 minutes or until fish is done.
  11. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup cilantro.

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