This is a wonderful recipe from the Northwest of Brazil , specifically from the state of Bahia. Easy to make, this meal is a real success !!
2 lb of white fish fillets
2 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoon lime juice
½ teaspoon salt
1 chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
3 table spoons of tomato sauce
2 tomatoes ( sliced )
1 big sliced onion
1 green pepper ( sliced )
1 red pepper ( sliced )
1 cup of water
3 tablespoon parsley
½ cup coconut milk
Combine the fish with lime juice and salt in a bowl. Let it marinate while you prepare the sauté pan.
Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan and add the chopped onion and garlic.
Saute the ingredients until onion becomes limp.
Put the sliced onions over the sauté ingredients, and start to prepare the layers : sliced onions , sliced green pepper ,sliced red pepper, sliced tomato , and 2 or 3 fish fillets and keep in this sequence before ¾ of the t pan’s board . Then add water, tomato sauce and simmer for about 10 minutes in medium heat or until fish is done.
Mix in the coconut milk, parsley and simmer for additional 5 minutes.
SERVE: Serve directly from sauté pan with white rice.