Moqueca/Brazilian Fish Stew

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Moqueca/Brazilian Fish Stew


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :40 Min

Cook Time : 28 Min

Total Time : 1 Hr 8 Min


Serves : 4
  • 1/2 kg firm fish fillet cut in big cubes

  • 1.5 tbsp pepper - adjust

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt or as per taste

  • 3 cloves garlic finely crushed

  • 2 tbsp palm oil

  • 1.5 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1/2 cup spring onions sliced

  • 1/2 cup red and yellow bell pepper chopped

  • 1 cup tomatoes chopped

  • 1/4 tsp red chilli flakes

  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika

  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro

  • 1.5 cups thick coconut milk


  • Marinate fish fillet pieces with garlic lemon juice, salt and pepper for 30 minutes
  • Heat oil over medium heat in large pan
  • Add white part of onion. Cook until soft
  • Add bell pepper, paprika and red chilli flakes with salt and pepper
  • Note in case you don't get sweet paprika use regular paprika. Dont add sugar in this dish
  • Add in tomatoes and green spring onions. Cook for 5 minutes. Add cilantro and mix well
  • Use large spoon , remove half of the veggies from the pan
  • Spread remaining over pan evenly
  • Arrange fish pieces over veggies. Now spread reserved veggies over fish
  • Pour coconut milk over the fish and veggies
  • Bring stew to simmer. Reduce heat. Cover and cook for 15 minutes
  • Adjust seasoning if required
  • Garnish with cilantro. Serve hot with bread or rice