Fish Stew – “Moqueca “

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 !!

Fish Stew

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.

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