Moqueca De Peixe

def: Moqueca De Peixe - Traditional Brazilian Fish Stew

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1 Brown onion, cut into 1cm pieces
1 Green capsicum, cut into 1cm pieces
1 Red capsicum, cut into 1cm pieces
4cm-piece Ginger, peeled, finely chopped
4 Garlic cloves, crushed
1 Long fresh red chillies, thinly sliced
2 Tomatoes, cut into 1cm pieces
300ml Coconut milk
175ml Chicken stock
1 firm white fish fillet, cut into 4cm pieces
6 large green prawns, peeled, tails intact, deveined
1 sprig chopped fresh coriander
½ Lime, juiced
2 Shallots, thinly sliced
Fresh coriander leaves, to serve
Steamed rice, to serve


Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook the onion for 3 minutes or until soft.
Stir in combined capsicum, ginger, garlic and half the chilli for 3 minutes or until aromatic. Stir in tomato for 5 minutes or until soft. Stir in coconut milk and stock.
Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low.

Add the fish and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add the prawns and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until cooked. Stir in chopped coriander, lime juice and half the shallot. Top with the coriander leaves, and the remaining chilli and shallot.
Serve with rice.

Serves 2