I got the urge the other night to be spontaneous and make something I have never made before. I googled some Brazilian recipe dishes and stumbled upon one I hadn't heard of, Moqueca. Moqueca is essentially a Brazilian fish stew. You can use any hardy white fish like cod, halibut, or snapper, or like the recipe I followed, big ole Gulf prawns. Feel free to use whatever seafood you have as long as it will hold up in the pan.
This recipe is realllllyyy easy and extremely flavorful. I used the following recipe found here.
The breakdown goes something like this:
Marinade your seafood in lime juice and chopped garlic and refrigerate.
Fry both your onions in coconut oil for 5 minutes. Then add the chili flakes, thinly sliced red peppers, paprika and remaining garlic.
Dump in the diced tomatoes, can of coconut milk, the rest of the garlic and a pinch of salt. Simmer for ten minutes or until sauce is reduced to your liking.
Then add your seafood. It shouldn't take long for it to cook, it's going to depend on what you chose to use. My big gulf prawns took about a minute and a half on each side to be cooked to perfection. Once they are a nice white color you can be sure they are done.
I sprinkled in some fresh ground coriander at the end and poured it all over a nice bed of white rice. It was absolutely delicious and I can't wait to make it again.
Even my good buddy Piter from Sao Paolo finished his plate :)
Let me know if you decide to give it a go! Thanks for reading and Steem on!