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Moqueca – Brazilian Fish Stew

Lisa Deguchi: "Fish stew didn’t sound that appetizing, but I had…" Read More
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  • 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, optional)
  • 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.


    Lisa Deguchi 8 months ago
    Fish stew didn’t sound that appetizing, but I had on over abundance of cod, so I tried this. It was delicious! I followed the direction as is with no substitutions. Unfortunately my picky husband wouldn’t even taste it and went out to pick up wings. His lose.
    Shauntrell 2 years 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. 2 years ago
    Delicious and so simple to make. I added shrimp to it.
    Al bo 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 years ago
    Excellent! Will definitely make again.
    Julianne H. 3 years ago
    This is perfect, I usually change recipes a bit but follow this one exactly and love the result!
    Danny Still 3 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 3 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. 3 years ago
    Yum. But I always use the recipe as a guide and add way more garlic,spices to taste 😊
    Olga I. 3 years ago
    It's our best seafood soup by far, making it monthly if not more often.
    Ashley B. 4 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 4 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