Brazilian Fish Stew (Moqueca)
One of the easiest stews you will ever make, this Brazilian Fish Stew is made with fish simmered in a slightly spicy and tangy tomato based coconut milk broth.
Servings 4 servings
Puree the cherry peppers in a food processor or blender.
Combine all the ingredients, except the seafood, cilantro and dende oil, in a dutch oven and bring to a simmer.
Cook for 2-3 minutes then remove from heat.
Add the shrimp and fish, cover and let sit for 10-15 minutes to cook the seafood.
Serve it over jasmine rice or with a big chunk of crusty homemade bread. Garnish with chopped cilantro and a few drops of dende oil.
- If you want a thicker stew, add more seafood or less coconut milk and broth. If you want a thinner stew, add more coconut milk or broth.
- Add an extra can of tomatoes if you'd like a more tomato based stew.
- Substitute a good quality olive oil for the dende oil if you can't find it (affiliate link)
- The flavors in this stew are even better the second day, so it's perfect to make ahead!
- Any seafood can be used - it would be great with clams, mussels, lobster, etc.
Serving: 1cup | Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 171mg | Sodium: 999mg | Potassium: 687mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 463IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 5mg