Moqueca – Brazilian Fish Stew

Shauntrell: "It was amazing. I needed to turn a bland fish int…" Read More


  • 2 pounds white fish (fillets of firm, such as halibut, swordfish, or cod, rinsed in cold water, pin bones removed, cut into large portions)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • salt
  • ground black pepper (Freshly)
  • olive oil
  • 1 cup spring onion (chopped, or 1 medium yellow onion, chopped or sliced)
  • 1/4 cup greens (green onion, chopped)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (yellow and 1/2, seeded, de-stemmed, chopped, or sliced)
  • sliced tomatoes (or 2 cups chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon paprika (Hungarian sweet)
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 bunch cilantro (chopped with some set aside for garnish)
  • 14 ounces coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 onion (chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 3/4 cups boiling water (check your rice package for the appropriate ratio of liquid to rice for the type of rice you are using)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium39% DV940mg
    Fat72% DV47g
    Protein98% DV50g
    Carbs17% DV51g
    Fiber20% DV5g
    Calories810Calories from Fat420
    Total Fat47g72%
    Saturated Fat24g120%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat420
    Total Carbohydrate51g17%
    Dietary Fiber5g20%
    Vitamin A50%
    Vitamin C70%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Shauntrell 9 months ago
    It was amazing. I needed to turn a bland fish into an amazing dish and this recipe was the perfect one. I did add shrimp and spinach to it. My family enjoyed and stated to add it my go to meals. Thank you.
    Rosa W. 10 months ago
    Delicious and so simple to make. I added shrimp to it.
    Al b. a year ago
    Lovely. Used coconut drink in stead of milk to reduce unhealthy fat. Used cod and served with rice as suggested with onion. Used 4 tomatoes, 2 paprika's, 4 spring onion and 1 onion in rice.
    Eleena Rieger a year ago
    This dish was delicious. The coconut milk makes it very rich so I'd suggest adding chicken broth and tomato paste to dilute it
    Lundberg 2 years ago
    Excellent! Will definitely make again.
    Julianne H. 2 years ago
    This is perfect, I usually change recipes a bit but follow this one exactly and love the result!
    Danny Still 2 years ago
    Sometimes a few missing ingredients can reduce a home run to just a trip to second base. My substitutions (beans for capsicum and powdered for fresh cilantro), plus an overly tough fish left me underwhelmed - but the rice and sauce worked really well. I’m sure with a little more care sourcing ingredients, this’ll come up a winner. I’ll try again and re-rate!
    Tyshira Spencer 2 years ago
    Awesome I followed the directions exactly since I did not know what it was supposed to taste like but next time I know what i will modify
    Seonagh O. 2 years ago
    Yum. But I always use the recipe as a guide and add way more garlic,spices to taste 😊
    Olga I. 2 years ago
    It's our best seafood soup by far, making it monthly if not more often.
    Ashley B. 3 years ago
    Absolutely amazing. It simply melts in my mouth. The complexity of the flavor makes this dish so satisfying! The only thing I recommend is to cook the stew longer than 15 min in the final stage. I left it on medium, not simmer.
    Dan Gruzman 3 years ago
    Excellent stew with a complex flavor profile, though I added five new potatoes (diced) and a can of red beans to the mix for substance