← Back to Search Results
baking, sauteeing, stewing Brazilian
Moqueca Bahia Fish Stew

Photo by:
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fish steaks, such as halibut, monkfish, tilefish, or swordfish
  • Salt and freshly ground white pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cored, seeded, deveined, and chopped
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, cored, seeded, deveined, and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 3 large ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 1 pound hubbard (winter squash) or pumpkin, peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 1 cup fresh or canned unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon good-quality dende oil (palm oil) (see Note)
  • 2 green plantains, peeled and sliced into l-inch-thick rounds
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 scallions, chopped (include some of the green)
  • Boiled rice and hot pepper sauce, for serving

Directions

Season the fish with salt and pepper and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the lime juice. Set aside.

In an ovenproof casserole, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until wilted, about 5 minutes. Add the red and green peppers and garlic and sauté until wilted, about 8 minutes. Add the tomatoes and squash and bring to a simmer. Stir in the coconut milk and dende oil and bring to a simmer. Add the plantains and cilantro, season with salt and pepper, and bury the fish in the sauce. Bake for 20 minutes until the fish flakes easily. Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice and sprinkle with the scallions. Serve with rice and hot pepper sauce.

Notes

Dende oil is a rich, orange-colored, palm oil and is used as a flavoring. It is high in cholesterol so use sparingly. You can find it at Brazilian and Latin American food stores.


© 1997 Christopher Idone
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 1/8 teaspoon added salt per serving and does not include boiled rice and hot sauce, for serving.

721kcal (36%)
79mg (8%)
116mg (193%)
310mcg RAE (10%)
2048mg
168mg
52g
20g
6g
54g
88mg (29%)
526mg (22%)
17g (87%)
36g (55%)
6mg (31%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Discover Related Recipes

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

jacques-torres-a-year-in-chocolate-80-recipes-for-holidays-and-special-occasions Jacques Torres' A Year in C...
by Judith Choate, Jacques Torres
the-south-american-table-the-flavor-and-soul-of-authentic-home-cooking-from-patagonia-to-rio-de-janeiro-with-450-recipes The South American Table: T...
by Maria Baez Kijac
cooking-for-friends Cooking for Friends
by Gordon Ramsay
arthur-schwartzs-new-york-city-food Arthur Schwartz's New York ...
by Arthur Schwartz
lucid-food Lucid Food
by Louisa Shafia
125-best-vegan-recipes 125 Best Vegan Recipes
by Maxine Effenson Chuck, Beth Gurney
martin-yans-china Martin Yan's China
by Martin Yan
lidias-italy Lidia's Italy
by Lidia Bastianich
baked-new-frontiers-in-baking Baked: New Frontiers in Baking
by Matt Lewis, Renato Poliafito
usa-cookbook U.S.A. Cookbook
by Sheila Lukins
lucindas-authentic-jamaican-kitchen Lucinda's Authentic Jamaica...
by Lucinda Scala Quinn
good-to-the-grain Good to the Grain
by Kim Boyce
the-mozza-cookbook The Mozza Cookbook
by Nancy Silverton
Already a member? Sign in here
Close_overlay

Sign up to Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
Spinner
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Close_overlay

Sign in to Cookstr

Keep me logged in
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?