Sustainable fish recipe: Brazilian Fish Stew

Foodie Weekender by Bronte Hogarth

As I promised you all this week in my first blog post written from Brazil Bem-vindos ao Brasil – Welcome to Brazil, here is the recipe for a delicious Brazilian fish stew called Moqueca De Peixe.

It’s colourful, fresh and full of flavour! This recipe also asks you to use more sustainable seafood choices.

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Ingredients
1 kg thick, firm, white sustainable fish fillets or cutlets (Sustainable seafood choices below)
1/2 kg shelled green prawns (whole)
Juice of 2 limes, plus extra to serve
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 red onion, sliced
5 long red chillies, chopped
1 red capsicum, sliced
1 green capsicum, sliced
5 tomatoes, chopped
1 can coconut milk
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
250 ml fish or vegetable stock
1 bunch coriander, chopped (reserve some leaves to garnish)
Spring onions, finely sliced, to garnish
Cooked white rice, for serving (optional)

Screen Shot 2013-07-25 at 4.11.58 PMDirections
  1. Halve the fish fillets or cutlets and marinate with the prawns in the lime juice with half the garlic for at least 30 minutes.
  2. In a large saucepan, sauté the remaining garlic, onion, chilli, capsicum and tomato in olive oil until a sauce is formed. Taste and add salt and pepper.
  3. Add the fish stock and coconut milk and bring the mixture to a simmer. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the capsicums and onions are tender.
  4. Add fish and simmer gently till cooked. Add the prawns a bit later as they cook in less time.
  5. Taste again for seasoning and stir through the chopped coriander.
  6. Place in a serving dish and squeeze over some extra lime juice.
  7. Sprinkle with the spring onions and extra coriander leaves.
  8. Serve with rice.

Serves 6

Enjoy!

Try to get your hands on these seafood types –
  • Mahi Mahi
  • Threadfin Blue
  • Leather Jacket
  • Haul caught School and Bay (Greentail) Prawns from NSW
Or if you can’t get the above , these are also better options –
  • Barramundi
  • Blue-eye Trevalla
  • Coral Trout
  • Australian Wild and Farmed Prawns
Say no to these fish for various reasons such as overfishing and they way they are fished or farmed –
  • Snapper
  • Grouper
  • Orange Roughy
  • Albacore TunaImported Farmed prawns

See more about better seafood choices here at www.sustainableseafood.org.au

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