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Moqueca Brazilian Cuisine

Moqueca Brazilian Cuisine

Moqueca is a signature dish of the northeastern part of Brazil (the State of Bahia). It's a stewed seafood in coconut milk and is sort of like a Brazilian curry.

Ingredients: 3-4 servings

Salted cod
2-4 fillets
Shrimp
200 g
Onion
1
Tomato (or 1 can of tomatoes)
2
Green pepper (or 1 paprika)
2-3
Garlic
1 clove
Green onions or scallions
2 to 3
Ginger
1 thumb's worth
Cilantro
1 bunch
Coconut milk
200-250 ml
Olive oil (preferably palm oil)
2-5 tablespoons
Lemon juice
2-3 tablespoons
White wine (optional)
1-2 tablespoons
Salt and pepper
a small amount
Katakuriko (or cornstarch)
1 tablespoon
Soup stock cube
1 cube

Steps

1. Marinate the salted cod and shrimp in the mixture of cilantro, minced garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil, and let it rest in the refrigerator for more than 1 hour.
2. Finely chop the ginger, green onions, onion, and green pepper. Heat the olive oil in a heavy pan and sauté the vegetables.
3. Add the Step 1 ingredients, chopped tomatoes, white wine, and soup stock cube to the pan, and simmer them for 10-15 minutes.
4. Pour in the coconut milk and continue to simmer, and season with salt and pepper. Add the katakuriko slurry (katakuriko dissolved in 1 tablespoon of water) to thicken at the end.
5. Serve it over rice and enjoy! It tastes more authentic served with Brazilian rice.

Story Behind this Recipe

Moqueca is a stewed seafood in coconut milk that is a signature dish of the northeastern part of Brazil (The State of Bahia).
You can make it easily with ingredients available in Japan! It's creamy and so delicious, so give it a try.
(Authentic Moqueca is made with palm oil.)