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Moqueca/Brazilian Fish Stew

Moqueca/Brazilian Fish Stew

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 40

Cook Time : 28

Total Time : 68

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 01

    Marinate fish fillet pieces with garlic lemon juice, salt and pepper for 30 minutes

  • 02

    Heat oil over medium heat in large pan

  • 03

    Add white part of onion. Cook until soft

  • 04

    Add bell pepper, paprika and red chilli flakes with salt and pepper

  • 05

    Note in case you don't get sweet paprika use regular paprika. Dont add sugar in this dish

  • 06

    Add in tomatoes and green spring onions. Cook for 5 minutes. Add cilantro and mix well

  • 07

    Use large spoon , remove half of the veggies from the pan

  • 08

    Spread remaining over pan evenly

  • 09

    Arrange fish pieces over veggies. Now spread reserved veggies over fish

  • 10

    Pour coconut milk over the fish and veggies

  • 11

    Bring stew to simmer. Reduce heat. Cover and cook for 15 minutes

  • 12

    Adjust seasoning if required

  • 13

    Garnish with cilantro. Serve hot with bread or rice

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