Brazilian Fish Stew (Moqueca de Peixe) Recipe

Serves/Makes: 6


  • 3 pounds sole or any white fish fillets
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 or 2 fresh hot peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 3 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh coriander (cilantro)
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup dende (palm) oil
How to cook Brazilian Fish Stew (Moqueca de Peixe):
  • Cut the sole fillets into 2-inch pieces and place in a large bowl.
  • In a blender or food processor combine the onions, hot peppers, tomatoes, garlic, coriander, salt to taste, and the lime or lemon juice, and reduce to a puree.
  • Pour the puree over the fish, mixing lightly, and allow to stand for 1 hour.
  • Transfer the fish and the marinade to a saucepan. Add 1/2 cup cold water and 1/8 cup of the dende oil.
  • Cover and simmer until the fish is done, about 8 minutes. Pour in the remaining 1/8 cup dende oil and cook just long enough to heat the oil through.
  • Transfer the sole stew to a heated serving platter and surround with a border of plain white rice.


The Brazilian Fish Stew (Moqueca de Peixe) recipe very easy to prepare and so good!

This recipe for Brazilian Fish Stew (Moqueca de Peixe) serves/makes: 6

The Brazilian Fish Stew (Moqueca de Peixe) recipe is adopted from The Book of Latin American Cooking 1994.

Main Ingredient: Sole (more Sole recipes)
Preparation Method: Soup/Stew (more Soup/Stew recipes)
Cuisine: South American (more South American recipes)

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