Wordlvr Posted July 16, 2012 Share Posted July 16, 2012 This recipe was given to me by a friend who got it from Cooking Light. I changed it ever so slightly to use full-fat coconut milk and dump the cup of chopped green pepper because I don't like it, and switched to yellow or orange. I don't really think you have to finely chop the vegetables (though I have) because they just get blendered to smithereens anyway. I have done rougher chopping and fine. For deeper flavor, I like to make sure there's some caramelization of the vegetables before they're pureed. If you give it a whirl, I hope you like it as much as I do. To me, it's ambrosia. Brazilian Fish Stew (Moqueca de Peixe) Ingredients 1/3 cup fresh lime juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 (1 1/2-pound) sea bass or halibut fillet, cut into 1/2-inch wide strips (I've used cod or tilapia recently) 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups finely chopped onion 1 cup finely chopped orange or yellow pepper 1 cup finely chopped red bell pepper 3/4 cup minced green onions (about 1 bunch) 5 garlic cloves, minced 1 bay leaf 2 cups chopped tomato (about 2 large) 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro, divided 2 (8-ounce) bottles clam juice 2 cups chicken broth (I use vegetable stock sometimes, too) 1 cup coconut milk 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper Preparation Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; toss to coat. Marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes. 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. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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