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Moqueca – Brazilian Fish Stew

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Moqueca – Brazilian Fish Stew

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  • 2 lb. fish fillets (of firm white, such as halibut, swordfish, or cod, rinsed in cold water, pin bones removed, cut into large portions)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 4 Tbsp. lime juice (or lemon juice)
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup spring onions (chopped, or 1 medium yellow onion, chopped or sliced)
  • 1/4 cup green onions (greens, chopped)
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper (seeded, de-stemmed, chopped or sliced)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (seeded, de-stemmed, chopped or sliced)
  • 2 cups tomatoes (chopped, or sliced)
  • 1 Tbsp. paprika (Hungarian sweet)
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 bunch cilantro (large, chopped with some set aside for garnish, optional)
  • 14 oz. coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin 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 tsp. salt
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    Calories730Calories from Fat320
    Total Fat35g54%
    Saturated Fat22g110%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat320
    Total Carbohydrate54g18%
    Dietary Fiber6g24%
    Vitamin A60%
    Vitamin C130%

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


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    Kory Tillery 7 months ago
    Easy and fast this has become one of our regulars for our weekly fish meal!
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    Mickey Stretton a year ago
    Delicious. Needed a bit more spice, so will experiment more next time.
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    Zak 2 years ago
    Very good! I used veg stock with fish sauce instead of clam juice and because of lockdown- no white wine, but was still fantastic! Served with tagliatelle pasta
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    Lisa Deguchi 3 years 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 loss. Update: For the second time I used fresh basal in place of parsley and added a yellow bell pepper because I had it. Once again it was a hit.
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    Shauntrell 4 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.
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    Rosa White 4 years ago
    Delicious and so simple to make. I added shrimp to it.
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    Al bo 4 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.
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    Lundberg 4 years ago
    Excellent! Will definitely make again.
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    Julianne H. 4 years ago
    This is perfect, I usually change recipes a bit but follow this one exactly and love the result!
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    Tyshira Spencer 5 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
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    Seonagh O. 5 years ago
    Yum. But I always use the recipe as a guide and add way more garlic,spices to taste 😊
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    Ashley B. 6 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.
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    Dan Gruzman 6 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