Brazilian cuisine – Moqueca


Moqueca is a Brazilian recipe based on salt water fish stew, tomatoes, onions, garlic and coriander.



For the Fish

  • 1 1/2 pounds Mahi Mahi, cut into large chunks
  • 8 ounces shrimp, peeled and de-viened
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon palm oil, melted

For the stew:

  • 1 ¾pounds black sea bass, filleted, trimmings reserved
  • 12ounces large shrimp, peeled, shells reserved
  • Salt
  • 2bay leaves
  • 1small white turnip, peeled and diced
  • 3medium onions
  • 4large plum tomatoes
  • 6ounces shishito peppers, chopped
  • 2cloves garlic
  • cup chopped cilantro
  • ¼cup chopped chives
  • 1green plantain
  • ½red bell pepper, cut in rings
  • 2green Cubanelle peppers, green frying peppers or 1 small green bell pepper, cut in rings
  • 10ounces unsweetened coconut milk
  • 4tablespoons dendê oil, or red palm oil, available online
  • 6ounces cooked octopus tentacles…

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