Brazilian Shrimp and Fish Stew (Moqueca de Camarão e Peixe)
We are going to show you how to make Brazilian Shrimp and Fish stew, known as Moqueca. Moquecas are Brazilian seafood dishes which are the most popular and traditional in Brazilian cuisine. These stews contain unbelievable flavor and taste due to the combination of unique ingredients. The traditional Brazilian palm oil has a wonderful kick, and along with the addition of cilantro and parsley, the seafood absorbs these flavors really well. Just the scent emanating from this dish as it cooks is enjoyment enough.
1 pound of shrimp
1/2 pound fresh Halibut chopped into pieces (You can use whichever similar white fish you like)
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup of palm oil (Also known as Dende oil)
2 medium onions, sliced
1/2 cup of cilantro
1/2 cup of chopped parsley
2 onions chopped
3 tomatoes chopped
Salt to taste
1 cup coconut milk
1 pound Scallops
1) Clean the shrimp and season with salt and lemon juice to taste.
2) Saute the cilantro, parsley, tomatoes, onions, and palm oil in a saucepan for 15 minutes on low heat.
3) Add the shrimp, scallops, and halibut and cook for 5 minutes with the pan covered on high heat.
4) Finally, add the coconut milk and let it simmer on low heat for another 7-8 minutes.
5) Pour into a platter, serve and enjoy!
*If you do not know where to buy Palm Oil (Dende Oil), you can go to a Brazilian Food Market, or buy it on Amazon*