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
200 g
Tomato (or 1 can of tomatoes)
Green pepper (or 1 paprika)
1 clove
Green onions or scallions
2 to 3
1 thumb's worth
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


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.)