Similar to the Italian’s seafood stew, Cioppino, this Brazilian Seafood Stew (Moqueca de Peixe) is so easy and delicious, with just a hint of sweetness from the coconut milk. You can prepare this dish with just fish or with a combination of your favorite fish and shellfish.
To say that we love seafood is an understatement. Shellfish more than fish. I grew up in Texas and that means the Gulf of Mexico and Gulf Shrimp. It isn’t just a slogan that everything is big in Texas. The shrimp is, too.
My husband loves seafood as much as I do, and we are always exploring new ways to enjoy these beauties. So finding this recipe for Brazilian Seafood Stew in an an old Cooking Light magazine was a real find.
The first time I tried this recipe was when I was a newlywed and I wanted to impress my new hubby. Boy, was he impressed! It was super easy to make (I didn’t let out that secret!) and his eyes popped when I presented him his bowl.
This is the recipe I turn to when we have a severe hankering for seafood, or when I want to impress some very special dinner guests. And I always get request to make it again.
Cioppino is the Italian version of the seafood stew. Usually a combination of fresh fish, shrimp, clams and other seafood cooked with tomatoes, red wine, garlic, basil, oregano and parsley. Cioppino is served with spaghetti or some real hearty bread.
Moqueca de Peixe is a Brazilian seafood stew cooked with tomatoes, coconut milk, bell peppers, garlic and cilantro. The vegetables are pureed and provide a delicious base to any seafood you add.
After making this dish for over
10 years 20 years, my hubby’s eyes still pop and he still proclaims this to be the best Cioppino ever… Well, he gets the name wrong, but I will still take the compliment!
Serve alone as a soup with crusty bread or add some pasta, like linguine. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Serving Size: 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 467 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 313mg Sodium: 1779mg Carbohydrates: 28g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 7g Protein: 57g
Serve alone as a soup with crusty bread or add some pasta, like linguine.
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