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Moqueca De Peixe



5 Min


10 Min



def: Moqueca De Peixe – Traditional Brazilian Fish Stew




  • 1 brown onion, cut into 1cm pieces
  • 1 green capsicum, cut into 1cm pieces
  • 1 red capsicum, cut into 1cm pieces
  • 4cm-piece ginger, peeled, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 long fresh red chilli, thinly sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into 1cm pieces
  • 300ml coconut milk
  • 175ml chicken stock
  • 1 firm white fish fillet, cut into 4cm pieces
  • 6 large green prawns, peeled, tails intact, deveined
  • 1 sprig chopped fresh coriander
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • Fresh coriander leaves, to serve
  • Steamed rice, to serve


Step 1

Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook the onion for 3 minutes or until soft.

Step 2

Stir in combined capsicum, ginger, garlic and half the chilli for 3 minutes or until aromatic. Stir in tomato for 5 minutes or until soft. Stir in coconut milk and stock.

Step 3

Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low.


Step 4

Add the fish and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add the prawns and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until cooked. Stir in chopped coriander, lime juice and half the shallot. Top with the coriander leaves, and the remaining chilli and shallot.


Step 5

Serve with rice.



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