Bahian-Style Fish Stew (Moqueca de Peixe)

Total Time:
42 min
Prep:
12 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings

Ingredients
  • 4 sprigs fresh cilantro
  • 1 medium tomato, quartered
  • 1 small green pepper, seeded
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 2 pounds haddock or other firm white-fleshed fish
  • 1/4 cup dried shrimp (available in Brazilian or Asian markets), soaked
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons dende (palm oil, available in Brazilian markets)
  • Malagueta peppers, (available in Brazilian markets) for serving
Directions
  • In workbowl of a food processor chop cilantro, tomato, green pepper and onion to a coarse paste. Heat paste in a large heavy skillet over low heat for 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add haddock and drained shrimp. Cover and simmer 5 to 7 minutes. Add lemon juice, coconut milk and dende and simmer 5 minutes more. Serve, passing Malagueta peppers


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