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Bahian-Style Fish Stew - {moqueca De Peixe}

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  • 4 Fresh cilantro sprigs
  • 1 md Tomato; quartered
  • 1 sm Green pepper; seeded
  • 1 Onion; quartered
  • Salt; to taste
  • Freshly-ground black pepper; to taste
  • 2 lb Haddock or other firm white-fleshed fish
  • 1/4 c Dried shrimp; soaked
  • (available in Brazilian or Asian markets)
  • 4 tb Fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 c Coconut milk
  • 2 tb Dende
  • (palm oil; available in Brazilian markets)
  • Malagueta peppers; for serving
  • (available in Brazilian markets)


In workbowl of a food processor chop cilantro, tomato, green pepper and onion to a coarse paste. Heat paste in a large heavy skillet over low heat for 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add haddock and drained shrimp. Cover and simmer 5 to 7 minutes. Add lemon juice, coconut milk and dende and simmer 5 minutes more. Serve, passing Malagueta peppers separately. This recipe yields 4 to 6 servings.
Recipe Source: TASTE with David Rosengarten From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # TS-4781 broadcast 04-28-1998) Downloaded from their Web-Site -
Formatted for MasterCook by Joe Comiskey, aka MR MAD - -or-
Recipe by: David Rosengarten
Converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.