Moqueca de Peixe is a very typical and traditional Brazilian Fish stew that originated in the Northeast region of Brazil. This unique variation on the dish comes from our friends over at All Recipes so check them out as well. It is a very hearty soup which combines many delicious Brazilian flavors to make a completely wonderful fish stew. The palm oil is what gives this stew its unbelievable and unique flavor. Try the soup out and tell us what you think we are sure you will love it as much as us!
4 fillets of sea bass or grouper
salt to taste
3 garlic cloves, crushed
4 tablespoons lime juice
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons grated onion
3 tablespoons palm oil
1 large onion, cut into rings
200ml coconut milk
1 green pepper, sliced
1 red pepper, sliced
2 tomatoes, seeded and sliced
1/2 bunch spring onions, chopped
1 bunch fresh coriander, chopped
1. Wash fish under running water and pat dry. Season with salt, garlic and lime juice, and marinate for 30 minutes.
2. Add the olive oil to a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the grated onion and cook for a few seconds.
3. Add the fish along with the marinade to the pan and cook for a few minutes.
4. Add the palm oil, onion slices, coconut milk and water; simmer for about 15 minutes.
5. Add the peppers, tomatoes, coriander and spring onion; cover and cook for another 5 minutes. Serve hot with white rice or coconut rice.