Brazilian Fish & Coconut Milk Stew (Low Carb)

"This is a zippy - not overly fishy tasting simple change in your diet stew. Very easy to make."
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  • Fish Marinade:

  • Mix juice of 2 limes and salt in a glass or plastic bowl - lay your fish in the bowl and try to cover as much as possible. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • While marinating - heat oil in your soup pot - saute onions and peppers until onions are opaque. Add Garlic and saute for another minute. Add tomatoes and let simmer for approximately 10 minutes or until tomatoes have reduced somewhat.
  • Stirr in coconut milk and fish including the marinade, old bay seasoning and pepper. Do not add any more salt - this recipe borrows its salt from the fish and the "old bay" seasoning. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until fish is cooked and chunked apart.
  • Serve.

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  1. Everlasting_Grey
    This is such an amazing and unique, but simple stew. It was fairly quick, chopping the tomatoes took a little while though. I did not peel them, nor did I seed them. I used a yellow bell pepper and instead of Old Bay, I used seasoning salt. I added in some carrots and a bit of kale. Everyone agreed they were a lovely plus. I served it with sweet rice bread with a smear of coconut oil and a sprinkle of salt. I would love to make this again soon; thank you so much!
  2. mommyluvs2cook
    I have never made fish stew before, so I was very skeptical. It turned out WONDERFUL!! I thought the coconut milk would not work for us, it's a lot and without any broth, I thought my family would not like it, but it worked great and everyone loved it, even my 6 yr. old :) I did overcook my fish, but that was my fault. Served with a homemade crusty French bread and my husband ate his over rice as well. Thanks for a fantastic first fish stew experience!!
  3. Maureen D.
    57 carbs per serving is not what I call low carb. I'll pass on this one.
  4. kolleen1021
    This is a classic Brazilian Moqueca recipe and it's very versatile. It's so healthy and flavorful. Give it a try if you've never had Moqueca. We served this with Portuguese sweet bread for dipping. Lovely!


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