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Fish Muqueca Recipe

Fish Muqueca or Fish Stew Bahian style by Paula Santos

2 1/2 pounds of fish- red snapper, bass, or grouper

2 tomatoes ( 1 chopped, 1 sliced)

2 onions (1 chopped, 1 sliced)

1 green pepper ( half chopped, half sliced)

One bunch of fresh cilantro (half chopped, half in pieces)

8 oz coconut milk

4 oz Palm oil

Seasoning for the fish

Marinate the fish at least for one hour in a paste of 2 garlic cloves, juice of 1 lemon, some cilantro, salt and black pepper.

Prepare a saucepan or if possible a clay casserole . Put some of the sliced onion in the bottom to avoid the fish sticking to the dish.

Take the chopped vegetables and with a pestle make it into a paste, mix with the fish, and put on stove top medium to high fire for more or less 5 minutes covered.

Pour the coconut milk and stir slightly. Add the rest of the sliced vegetables on the top. Cook for about 12min.

Add the Palm oil and cook another 2 or 3 min.


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