I have just landed back home but have had an amazing trip to São Paulo - the food is very different, the ingredients are very different too. They like their carbs from cassava, plantain, sweet potato and rice but I didn’t see many potatoes. One of the dishes I think you guys would love is a classic fish stew called Moqueca. Here is a very quick recipe for you to try: Ingredients 500g firm white fish fillet , no skin, cut into 2.5cm cubes (they usually use 3 different types of fish and prawns too) 1 tbsp lime juice 1/4 tsp salt Black pepper 1 tbsp olive oil The broth 1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil - they use a very specific palm oil for the colour 2 garlic cloves , minced 1 small onion , finely diced 1 chilli (optional) 1 red pepper sliced 1 tsp sugar 1 tbsp cumin seeds, crushed 1 tbsp paprika 1 tsp chilli powder 1/2 tsp salt 400ml coconut milk 400ml tinned tomatoes 1 cup fish stock / chicken stock 1 - 2 tbsp lime juice , plus more for serving 3 tbsp roughly chopped coriander Instructions 1. Combine the fish, lime juice, oil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes. 2. Heat the 1 tbsp oil in a large pan over a high heat. Add the fish and cook until just cooked through and light golden brown. Remove and set aside. Broth 3. Heat 1 1/2 tbsp oil in the same pan. Add the garlic, onion (and chilli if using) and cook for 1 1/2 minutes or until the onion turns translucent. 4. Add the peppers and cook for 2 minutes. 5. Add the remaining Broth ingredients. Bring to a simmer, then turn it down and cook for 15 to 20 minutes until it thickens. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. 6. Return the fish to the broth to reheat - about 2 minutes. 7. Stir through lime juice. Garnish with coriander and serve with rice. Wanna give it a go?
Posted by Hari Ghotra at 2020-01-25 14:14:54 UTC