Fish Stew with Coconut (Moqueca)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I'm planning a Brazilian party, and this recipe looks good. This is my translation of the original translation;-)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine fish with lime juice and salt in a bowl.
  2. leave to marinate while you continue.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large fry pan and add the onion and garlic.
  4. Cook until softened.
  5. Add the marinated fish, tomato paste, water and simmer for about 10 minutes over medium heat, or unti the fish is cooked through.
  6. Add in the coconut milk, pepper sauce, parsley and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  7. Serve over white rice.
Most Helpful

So wonderfully seasoned. I replaced the pepper sauce with 1 tablespoon Thai kitchen curry paste,the parsley with cilantro and keffer lime leaves. I think I would like to add Shrimp and scallops next time around to give it a more heartier stew. Served over Dal and Jasmin rice. Talk about bringing the world together through food. Thanks Jan!

Rita~ October 06, 2003

There's nothing better than the traditional style of preparing moqueca. What I do is put onions, tomato, cilantro, chopped peppers and juice of a lime together in a large bowl, crush them together, then marinade the fish in it. Then I heat oil in a pan, add the fish and marinate, cook for a few minutes, then add a freshly squeezed coconut milk. I would recommend a freshly caught seabass for this. Please dont get me wrong, I'm not a brazilian, I'm a Filipino who just loves cooking. Enjoy!!! Nur Mujjer R. Nurani

Chef Nur Mujjer Nurani September 22, 2004