This fish stew, called moqueca, is a very typical, traditional Brazilian dish that originated in the Northeast. The palm oil gives it its distinctive flavor. Serve hot with white rice or coconut rice.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
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Directions

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  • Rinse sea bass under running cold water; pat dry. Place in a shallow dish and season with lime juice, garlic, and salt. Marinate for 30 minutes.

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add grated onion and cook for a few seconds. Add fish and marinade to the skillet and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in palm oil and onion rings, followed by water and coconut milk. Simmer for 15 minutes. Add green bell pepper, red bell pepper, tomatoes, cilantro, and green onions; cover and cook until vegetables are soft and flavors are well combined, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can also use grouper instead of sea bass.

Nutrition Facts

454 calories; protein 24.7g; carbohydrates 16.3g; fat 33.5g; cholesterol 47.2mg; sodium 144.4mg. Full Nutrition
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