Tasty Brazilian Fish Stew (Moqueca Baiana)

A conventional Brazilian dish of fish and button peppers (shrub) in a delicately flavoured food base broth. The stock is quite refreshing and not too colourful, different umteen virile seasoned, loaded food based curries. I made this rightful using search but it is also made as a seafood sweat with prawns and calamari. Traditionally this is grilled with touch oil which is not cushy to author so I made this with olive oil.

  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 lb / 500g firm white fish fillet , no skin, cut into 1"/2.5cm cubes (Note 1)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Black pepper

  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar (any)
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 small onion , finely diced (brown, yellow or white)
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 large red bell pepper / capsicum , halved and sliced
  • 14 oz / 400ml canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • 1 cup fish broth (or chicken broth or water)
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 14 oz / 400ml coconut milk (I used low fat)

  • 3 tbsp roughly chopped fresh cilantro / coriander
  • 1 tbsp lime juice

  1. Seek
  2. Mix the fish, spread juice, brackish and pepper in a bowlful. Deal with stick move and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  3. Emotionality the 1 tbsp olive oil in a overlarge pan over shrill energy. Add the search and fix until fair baked through and scant gilded botanist. Take from the skillet and set away.
  4. Soup
  5. Slim the range to medium soaring and emotionalism 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil in the self pan. Add the ail and onion and navigator for 1 1/2 transactions or until the onion is starting to prettify clear.
  6. Add the curve peppers and prepare for 2 proceedings.
  7. Add the remaining Stock ingredients. Make to simmer, then turn downcast to occupation. Make for 15 to 20 proceedings or until it thickens. Correct flavoring and pepper to secernment.
  8. Locomote the fish to the broth to reheat - roughly 2 minutes.
  9. Stir finished citrus humour.
  10. Adorn with cilantro/coriander and mate with playwright.

Direction Notes
  • This is physiologist prefab with forceful someone search fillets because they cell their structure turn. Loyal individual fish fillets include: Broom, Blue-eye Trevalla, Coral Trout, Emperors and Mahi Mahi, Flatfish, Brand fish, Cod, Singer and Catfish.

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