Sunday, March 21, 2010


I hope you all have enjoyed funfilled Paddy’s day. This weekend is the time to recap those moments. Those who will dine out they are lucky but for those who have to cook for them let me share with you a delicious stew recipe from Brazil. This tropical fish stew is speciality of Bahia, a state in Northern Brazil locally popular as Moqueca de Peixe. This is a garlic flavor stew enriched with coconut milk. Authentic recipe is bit difficult so I make a easy version of it, I hope you will like it.

Boneless fish fillets 2 pounds ( sea bass or hailbut )
Srimp                 1/2 pound (peeled and deveined)
Tomatoes ripe        5 coarsely chopped, 1 sliced
Onion                1  chopped,2 cut into rings
Garlic               1 ½  table spoon
Ground red pepper     ½ tea spoon
Vegetable oil /
Oilive oil           3 table spoon
Cliantro             1/4 cup chopped
Fresh lime juice      of 1/2 lime
Bell pepper
 ( red and green)       1 each  
                      (stemmed , seeded and sliced)
Fish stock            2 1/2  cup
Light coconut milk    1 cup
Salt and pepper       according to taste

Cut the fish fillet into bite size pieces.Take a skillet heat oil then add the chopped garlic, onion, stir for a minute. Add chopped tomoto, red pepper powder. Stir for few minutes then put the flame off. Then put all the mixture in the grinder with salt , lemon juice . Make a smooth paste. Marinate the fish fillet and srimp with this mixture and keep aside for one hour. After an hour pour the fish in a heavy sauce pan, add bell pepper,sliced onion and sliced tomatoes and fish stock stir well . Let it boil , cook until the fish is done then add the cliantro.Season with salt and pepper. Then add the coconut milk . Cook for few more minutes. Serve hot with rice. It is delicious and can be enjoyed year round.




Catherine said...

This stew looks wonderful! I'm going to try this!
Hugs & Blessings to you~

Angie's Recipes said...

I love this fish stew! Can I use the coconut cream instead?

Chow and Chatter said...

have seen this a few places and have been meaning to make it looks great

alwayswinner786 said...

Angie I have never tried Moqueca de Peixe with coconut cream. You may give it a try and let me know how it taste!
But I can tell you that another traditional Brazilian fish stew called Vatapa is cooked with coconut cream.Ingredients vary a little and the procedure is bit different. I will explore and share that taste in any of my coming post.
Love always.

Anonymous said...

Yum! I wanted to make that for the culinary tour stop in Brazil! Thanks for the recipe, I will make it very soon!

Gulmohar said...

Wow..this looks fabulous..I'm so surprised to see the similarity with our fish curry (in Kerala, southern state in India !)

Heavenly Housewife said...

What a fabulous dish, i bet it's absolutely delicious.
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Penny said...

This looks really good!

My Little Space said...

Gee.. you really know how to enjoy yourself and frankly, this is such a yummy treat! I want it for my dinner.
Have a nice day and Happy Easter Day!