Thursday, September 20, 2018

Brazil - Moqueca Baiana

Moqueca Baiana is a fish stew made with coconut milk. Sounds yummy!


  • 500g white fish fillet
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves 
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 can tomatoes
  • 1 cup water

Combine the fish, lime juice, salt and pepper in a bowl. Cover and put in the fridge for 20 minutes.

 Chop the bell pepper, onion and garlic.

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil and cook the fish until done. Set aside for later.

Heat the other tablespoon of oil in a pan and saute the onion and garlic.

Add the red pepper and continue to cook for a few minutes until softened.

 Add the remaining ingredients and stir well. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until it thickens.

 Return the fish to the pan and cook for a further 5 minutes.

Serve on a bed of rice.

This stew was simple but delicious. The spices gave it a kick and the red pepper brightens up the whole dish with some colour. We all enjoyed it. I really liked the lime flavour of the fish, it's really tangy along with the black pepper. Lovely!