Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins

From Bon Appetit, this delicious stew will delight all your senses.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Toss shrimp with garlic, 1/2 tsp salt and pepper and lemonjuice, chill for 20 minutes marinating time.
  2. Puree tomatoes with juice in a blender til smooth.
  3. cook onion and bell pepper in olive oil over moderately low heat.about 8-10 minutes. Add cayenne, tbs cilantro, remaining salt cook stirring one minute.
  4. Add tomato puree and simmer for about 15 minutes, until mixture is very thick.
  5. Stir in coconut oil and then bring to a boil, add shrimp mixture and cook 3 to 5 minutes until pink.
  6. Stir in dende oil and remaining cilantro. Season to taste.


Most Helpful

This is officially my new favorite way to do shrimp. It's almost too simple to be so good. I wouldn't change a single thing about this recipe (and I don't say that very often, lol). The flavors are deep, rich and so satisfying. Served with garlic rice it made a wonderful dinner. A total keeper.

Annacia March 03, 2015

I haven't eaten moqueca in forever, and never a homemade version, so I was pretty excited to try this! I enjoyed this just as much as the fish versions that I've tried in the past at Brazilian restaurants, especially since I was finally able to find the dende oil in the supermarket. This was perfect with a big scoop of Brazilian white rice. I did make this with a full 2lbs of shrimp, since I didn't see any reason not to add the extra half-pound that was in the bag. I think it was better for us this way, anyhow, since DH usually leaves behind most of the extra sauce when I make saucy things for dinner. This way there was a more even distribution of shrimp to sauce. Definitely a keeper, thanks for posting! Made for Culinary Quest I

Muffin Goddess August 26, 2014

Very simple and very tasty, enjoyed with rice this made a good dinner. I especially liked the use of the coconut milk, and I used coconut oil to cook with, enhancing the lovely flavour. Thank you MarraMamba, made and enjoyed for Agents of QUEST, South America

Karen Elizabeth August 25, 2014

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