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Moqueca (Brazilian Fish Stew)

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Moqueca (pronounced mo-KEH-kah), is a must-try staple of Brazil.  It is, in a word, brazilliant.  (Sorry.  I had to.)

Moqueca

Moqueca (Brazilian Fish Stew)

Course: Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: Seafood, Soups and Stews
Recipe Type: 90/10 Dairy Free, 90/10 Gluten Free, 90/10 Paleo, 90/10 Regular
Author: Heidi Boortz
Servings : 4

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 4 salmon fillet 4-6 oz each, wild caught if possible, skinned and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp ground coriander
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp bottled minced garlic
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger minced

Stew

  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 cup carrot diced
  • 1 cup green beans diced
  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes 14.5 oz
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk unsweetened, full fat
  • 1 cup brown rice uncooked, optional
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped

Instructions

Marinade

  • Combine fish, salt, coriander, cumin, and paprika in a large zip top plastic bag. Shake to coat.
  • Combine lime juice, ginger, and garlic in a bowl. Add to fish in bag. Shake to combine. Refrigerate 20 minutes.

Stew

  • Heat oil in medium sauce pan. Add onion and carrot. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add bell peppers and cook another 3 minutes.
  • Add fish and marinade, honey, tomatoes, and coconut milk. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 min or until fish is cooked through.
  • Serve over rice (optional) and top with cilantro.
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