Moqueca – Brazilian Fish Stew Recipe


Here’s how to make Moqueca, a delicious Brazilian fish stew recipe, made with coconut milk. You can also use additional seafood in this dish such as prawns, but you’ll want to throw it in a few minutes after the fish.

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Moqueca – Brazilian Fish Stew Recipe (6 Servings, $1.80 Per)
1-2 Limes
2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
1 Large Onion (Sliced)
2 Bell Peppers Peppers (Sliced)
3 Cloves Garlic (Minced)
2 Chilies (Minced)
500 Grams of Fish (Red Snapper or other firm fish)
1 Tablespoon Cumin
1 Tablespoon Paprika
1 Tablespoon Tomato Paste
2 Cups of Crushed Tomatoes
1 400 ml can of Coconut Milk
1 Tablespoon Palm Oil
1 Bunch Cilantro (Chopped)
1/2 cup Greens Onions
Salt + Pepper to taste

Marinate fish in the juice of one – two limes, with salt to taste. Refrigerate. Marinate for 15 min – 4 hours.

Fry Onions in Two Tablespoon of Olive Oil, for 5 minutes at medium high heat.

Add sliced peppers and fry for 3 minutes. Add Garlic and Chilies. Add Spices, mix and fry for two minutes.

Add Tomato Paste and Crushed Tomatoes and mix.

Slot in some space for the fish as you add it. Add coconut milk, but avoid adding the last 20% if it runs clear. You can add this if it looks like your Moqueca needs more liquid. Simmer for 10 minutes or till fish is cooked, when it flakes to your spoon.

Add Cilantro, green onions, and salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

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  1. Larry Mee

    you look like mac from its always sunny. i just followed your recipe to the tee (except i used habaneros) and it was fantastic! this was the one dish I really wanted to try when i visited Rio but missed out on the chance. Also, at least in SoCal, palm oil is not the easiest cooking oil to find lol.

  2. Sylvia Nolastname

    It's a stew. But I also like to eat on a bed of rice and with farofa on top! And some Antarctica cerveja kkkkkk. 😋😋😁

  3. Bina Messenger

    I don't like to use palm oil. Can I use any other oil?

  4. Lj-700

    Is there anything you could substitute the palm oil with?

  5. Daniel Dumas

    Looks Awesome! Special @ 2:45, when his Epic little Tush wiggles when he flips the pan.

  6. Blue Onion Kitchen

    Wow that recipe looks very delicious!!

  7. S h i r a s u br

    Esse gringo tem bom gosto.


    What's the cool ass background music???

  9. Receitas com Edgar neves

    You look great

  10. wascharleshere

    I thought this was spaghetti……… It’s isn’t. Actually, it’s

    Better. (I think?)

  11. braziliangator

    In my state (Bahia), where I believe Moqueca is from, both coconut oil and red palm oil are mandatory as they are the definition of the dish! 🙂 I do like it w snapper better than w shrimp but need more careful cooking to ensure fish stays together. Also MUCH better to cook with fresh hot pepper spice than having to add spice later but I do understand that some people don’t eat spicy…

  12. Mrs Salima Rose El-Amiin

    Oh this looks so good, I'll have to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Morrigan Warrigan

    Looks good. The stew looks tasty as well 😄😉

  14. It's Okay To Be Clown Pilled

    I coat the bottom of the pan with olive oil when I sauté onions. I'm savage like that.

    I've never cooked with palm oil. Does it ruin the flavor of the dish if I omit it?

  15. Cal DeJesus

    I followed this recipe and it came out delicious! Def a keeper!

  16. Mari Joy Balabat

    mowkwekah dadtow!

  17. NTong

    thanks for the recipe! 🤗 I will definitely try it!

  18. savagegod13

    making this tonight for Sunday night football!! hope it comes out great and thanks for the vid man!! 🙂

  19. Sdqsd Qsdqs

    Gonna try this today

    edit: Just cooked it for me and the wife, pretty amazing. Will eat again!

  20. delaro1967

    Excellent video!

    One correction: it's pronounced MO-KECK-AH. 🙂

  21. Carlito Moreira

    As a brazilian, I recommend sauteeing the vegetables with the palm oil already

  22. Emilia Santos

    i am brazilian and your Moqueca is WONDERFUL!

  23. Wafz You

    yay!!thanks for this recipe…i've learned a lot .

  24. DV Gerrard

    Could I use Red Palm oil instead?

  25. M750

    Can you sub coconut oil for the Palm oil?

  26. Natasha

    you can cook and you're a babe – what a catch you are

  27. M B

    Dude I love your channel . Do what you love and the views will follow haha

  28. Vadim Melcov

    Marlon, can I ask you – what kind of camera are you using as your primary? I noticed the GoPro setup to focus on your cooking area. Great idea!

  29. Vadim Melcov

    Hey Marlon, great job on another episode! Keep em coming.


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