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This traditional Brazilian seafood dish recipe comes from the state of Bahia in northern Brazil. The dish, moqueca de peixe, (moo-KAY-ka duh PAY-shuh) is a tropical fish stew fragrant with garlic and peppers, and enriched with coconut milk.

Recipe by Cooking Light September 2001

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Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

Recipe Summary

Yield:
6 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; toss to coat. Marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes.

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  • Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion, bell peppers, green onions, garlic, and bay leaf; cook 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Increase heat to medium-high; add tomato, and cook 2 minutes. Add 1/4 cup cilantro, clam juice, and broth. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Discard bay leaf.

  • Place one-third of vegetable mixture in a blender, and puree until smooth. Pour pureed vegetable mixture into pan. Repeat procedure with remaining vegetable mixture. Add coconut milk and red pepper to pureed vegetable mixture. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook 3 minutes. Add fish mixture; cook 3 minutes or until fish is done. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

309 calories; calories from fat 24%; fat 8.4g; saturated fat 2.6g; mono fat 2.5g; poly fat 1.8g; protein 41.5g; carbohydrates 15.9g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 178mg; iron 3.8mg; sodium 733mg; calcium 102mg.
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