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Moqueca De Peixe

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Ingredients
For marinade
  Tomatoes 1 Small, chopped
  Onion 1 Small, chopped
  Fresh cilantro leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm) (or more to taste)
  Red pepper flakes 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Ground black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Lemon 1 , juiced
Other ingredients
  Firm white fish 2 1⁄2 Pound (grouper, halibut, or cod)
  Onion 1 Large, thinly sliced
  Tomatoes 1 Medium, thinly sliced
  Habanero pepper 1 , sliced (Optional)
  Coconut milk 1 Cup (16 tbs) (unsweetened)
  Vegetable oil/Palm oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Wash and pat fish dry. Cut fish into chunks and place them in a shallow glass casserole.

MAKING
2. In blender, add tomato, small onion, cilantro, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Puree until smooth.
3. Pour lemon juice in blender and mix well.
4. Into the glass casserole, transfer the mixture. Mix well and let it marinate in refrigerator for about 2 hours. Turn the fish occasionally.
5. Place a large skillet or clay pot on low heat, pour oil and drop marinated fish in it.
6. Lay tomato, habanero, and onion slices on top of fish. Drizzle oil and pour coconut milk in skillet. Cover and cook fish for about 6-10 minutes or until done.

SERVING
7. Garnish with parsley and serve fish hot over white rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Brazilian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Stew
Ingredient: 
Fish
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
135 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
150 Minutes
Servings: 
6
Subtitle: 
Fish Stew

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