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Glowing Gulf Moqueca: Brazilian Fish Stew with a Tropical Twist

Moqueca de Peixe

About the Dish:

Moqueca de Peixe is a traditional Brazilian fish stew originating from the state of Bahia. It is a flavorful and hearty dish made with fish, vegetables, and coconut milk. The dish is known for its vibrant colors and unique blend of spices. The combination of fresh seafood with coconut milk creates a rich and creamy base, while the addition of bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro adds a burst of freshness. Moqueca de Peixe is typically served with rice and farofa, a toasted manioc flour mixture. It is a perfect dish to share with family and friends, and it is a true taste of Brazilian cuisine.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 800mg
Total Carbohydrates 12g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 5g
Protein 25g


Ingredient Quantity
Firm white fish fillets 1 lb
Bell peppers (red and green) 2
Onion 1
Tomatoes 3
Cilantro 1/2 cup
Garlic cloves 3
Coconut milk 1 can
Olive oil 2 tablespoons
Lime juice 2 tablespoons
Red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic, and bell peppers. Cook until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Step 2: Add the tomatoes, coconut milk, lime juice, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper to the pot. Stir well to combine.
  • Step 3: Bring the mixture to a simmer and add the fish fillets. Cook for 10-15 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  • Step 4: Stir in the cilantro and let the stew simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Step 5: Serve the Moqueca de Peixe hot with rice and farofa on the side. Enjoy!

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