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Fish Stew - {Moqueca De Peixe}

Cuisine: Brazilian
Type: Fish
Courses: Soup
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 teaspoons 10mlOlive oil
4   White fish filets - (abt 1 lb)
2   Tomatoes - chopped
2   Green bell peppers - diced
2   Red bell peppers - diced
2   White onions - chopped
1 cup 16g / 0.6ozChopped cilantro
  Juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon 5mlSalt
2   Garlic cloves - minced
1 teaspoon 5mlDende oil - see * Note
2 tablespoons 30mlCoconut milk
1   Green onion - minced

Recipe Instructions

* Note: Dende oil comes from the West African palm tree and may be purchased at Caribbean markets. Peanut oil may be substituted but it will have a different flavor.

Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add fish and cook about 2 1/2 minutes on each side. Remove from pan.

Add tomatoes, green and red bell peppers, white onions, cilantro, lemon juice, salt, garlic, dende oil and coconut milk. Sprinkle green onion over mixture and let cook on low heat, covered, 10 minutes.

Return fish to pan and cook another 5 minutes before serving.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

Each serving: 212 calories; 642 mg sodium; 54 mg cholesterol; 11 grams fat; 11 grams carbohydrates; 19 grams protein; 0.90 gram fiber.

The Los Angeles Times, 06-27-1999


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