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Loved it! Such great flavor!! I added shrimp to it. Will be making again real soon!Wondering if I can use light coconut milk next time?
Hi Barbara, I once did an experiment in which I bought every brand of full fat and light coconut milk I could find at our local grocery store. A friend of mine and I taste tested each one. The verdict? The light coconut milks were universally bad tasting. The cans of regular, full fat coconut milk? All delicious. This is why I advise to always use full fat coconut milk. That said, if you have a brand of light coconut milk that you have tasted and you like, by all means use it!
Divine! No rice needed. Perfect meal for a cold January night while following a Keto diet. So much flavor and very filling! I did not measure but was generous with the red pepper, paprika, and lime juice. Also used extra garlic.. because I always do. I used all of the peppers instead of half of each because I love a vegetable forward stew. And did 1 pound cod and 1 pound shrimp just to mix it up. Will definitely recommend to friends and make again!
I can’t do dairy or coconut. Would it be okay to use almond milk or cream? I would love to try this recipe.
Hi Stephanie, coconut milk really is an essential ingredient in this soup.
Absolutely delicious thank you.
This was awesome. Used tilapia instead and a whole red pepper instead of the half and half. I’ve also seen this stew use salmon, so I don’t think it needs to be white fish.
Great recipe. I don’t like fish much but my husband does. I added small potatoes for me but it really doesn’t need it..the fish tastes great. He sure enjoyed it!
Perfect creamy soup for those of us who can’t enjoy dairy. Has become an easy and quick go-to.
I have made this 5 times now. We are empty nesters and wife doesn’t like fish (not my problem). I make a big batch as one can eat on this for days but my real reason is to take a bunch to my coworkers. When chill is in the air the call for this soup is also. Well chill is in the air and I have bought some cod. I always add shrimp and am thinking of adding some mussels, don’t see how they could hurt. Live in Arkansas so we like a little Cajun seasoning in everything. Tony Chachere’s. One can not go into a Louisiana restaurant without that being on the table.
I made this for my Brazilian boyfriend and he loved it!
Been making this recipe for years now. It’s delicious and worth the effort.
I make it all the time! My absolute favorite!
I HAVE NEVER MADE IT BUT IT SEEMS DELICIOUS.
That was so good!! I used snapper as it’s a good firm fish and had to use smoked instead of sweet paprika but other than that we really enjoyed this! Definitely putting this on the “make again” list!
Followed as best I could verbatim, had to use smoked paprika and Aleppo pepper, augmented sea bass with scallops. It was delicious! Hope to have sweet Hungarian paprika in the cupboard next time. So easy to follow your instructions, timing was great. Thank you so much, this recipe going on my go to rotation.
Perfect- btw I bought palm oil from amazon-totally brings it all together- made exactly as the recipe calls for (just added a few shrimp as noted)
I made this tonight and it was deeeelish!! Thanks for the awesome recipe. :-D
Hi there! Sorry it’s missing an important ingredient that makes the taste completely different. Azeite de dendê! This oil it’s different from olive oil. To make muqueca YOU HAVE TO HAVE azeite de dendê- or it’s only a fish curry and not the typical Brazilian. Sorry!
It does look like a very yummy fish curry.
I always make fish curries myself and your recipe is very similar to mine. Being out of Brazil now I don’t use azeite de dendê anymore as it’s hard to find.
If you want the real Brazilian taste you need azeite de dendê…
how much would we use!? I wanna try!
Sorry l actually dont know how much or how to use the Azeite de Dende. I have never done in Brazil – so many places in Rio would do wonderful ones…so l did not made one myself ;)
So, l suggest you have a look online …. Good luck!
Do you cook the fish first or does it cook when you layer it with the vegetables and simmer in coconut milk? The recipe didn’t seem to specify or maybe I just misunderstood.
Hi, G! The fish cooks with the vegetables and the coconut milk. Enjoy!
This was my first time making Moqueca. I followed the recipe and it was absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe!
I made a vegan version of this soup and it rocked!! In lieu of fish I used roasted sweet potatoes and added spinach to the coconut broth. Other than that I didn’t change a thing and it was fabulous. Thanks for the recipe.