Moqueca de Peixe- Brazilian Seafood Stew




15 mins


20 mins


450g large green prawns, peeled but heads remain intact

500g firm white fish fillets, cut into 4cm pieces

150ml coconut milk

100ml Maxigenes Full Cream milk (premade)

1 red capsicum, thinly sliced

2 fresh red chillies, thinly sliced

3 tomatoes, deseeded and chopped

3 garlic clove, crushed

75ml lime juice

3 tbsp. coconut oil

4 spring onions, chopped

1 onion, cut into 1 cm pieces

2 tbsps. fresh coriander, chopped

steamed rice, to serve


Place the prawns in a bowl with 2 tbsp. of lime juice, 1 tsp. of salt and 1 tbsp. of the crushed garlic. Place in the fridge to chill for 1 hour.

Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook the spring onion and onion for 5 minutes, then add the capsicum, chilli and remaining garlic for about 3 minutes.

Pour in the tomatoes, milk and a pinch of salt. Bring to the boil and let it reduce for 10 minutes.

Add the fish and simmer for about 3 minutes. Then add the prawns, all the marinade and remaining lime juice.

Gently simmer until the prawns turn white, about 2-3 minutes.

Serve with fresh coriander and steamed rice.