Moqueca de peixe recipe
- Cuisine: Brazilian
- Prep Time: 15 min(s)
- Cook Time: 30 min(s)
- Serves 4–6
Try this colourful recipe from Brazil for a marvellous seafood stew with the fresh flavour of lime and the mellow taste of red palm-fruit oil, a Brazilian favourite.
Ingredients1 kg thick, firm, white fish fillets or cutlets or 1 kg shelled green prawns, or a mixture of both
juice of 2 limes, plus extra to serve
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 onion, sliced
1 tbsp grated ginger
5 long red chillies, chopped
1 red capsicum, sliced
5 tomatoes, chopped
salt and pepper
250 ml fish or vegetable stock
1 bunch coriander, chopped (reserve some leaves to garnish)
spring onions, finely sliced, to garnish
120 ml red palm-fruit oil (optional)
PreparationMarinating time: 30 minutes
Halve the fish fillets or cutlets and marinate in the lime juice with half the garlic for at least 30 minutes. If using prawns, marinate them whole.
In a large saucepan, sauté the remaining garlic, onion, ginger, chilli, capsicum and tomato in olive oil until a sauce is formed. Taste and add salt and pepper. Add the stock and fish and simmer gently until cooked. If using a combination of fish and prawns, add the prawns later as they cook in less time. Taste again for seasoning and stir through the chopped coriander. Place in a serving dish and squeeze over some extra lime juice. Sprinkle with the spring onions and extra coriander leaves and drizzle over the palm-fruit oil, if using. Serve with rice.
SBS cook’s notes
Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20˚C. | We use Australian tablespoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml. | All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed. | All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified. | All eggs are 55–60 g, unless specified.
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