Fish Moqueca

Learn how to make a delicious Bahian fish moqueca to eat for lunch and dinner. A light and delicious recipe, check it out!

Fish Moqueca

Recipe by caion


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For your Bahian fish moqueca to be just perfect, you will need to use the ingredients below. 
Follow the step-by-step preparation method!


  • A drizzle of palm oil

  • A drizzle of Olive Oil

  • 1/2 Red Pepper (chopped)

  • 1/2 Yellow Pepper (chopped)

  • 1/2 Green Pepper (chopped)

  • 1 chopped onion

  • 3 cloves of garlic (crushed)

  • ½ chili pepper (minced)

  • 600g of fish fillet Namorado (or Badejo)

  • 400 ml of Coconut Milk

  • 400g Pink Shrimp (clean)

  • Cilantro

  • Shall

  • Black pepper


  • In a pan on the fire, add a thread of palm oil;
  • Add a drizzle of Olive Oil;
  • Mix well;
  • Add 1/2 Red Pepper (finely chopped);
  • Add 1/2 Yellow Pepper (minced);
  • Add 1/2 Green Pepper (minced);
  • Add 1 Onion (chopped);
  • Add 3 cloves of garlic (crushed);
  • Mix well and let it cool;
  • Add ½ chili pepper (minced);
  • Make a space in the middle of the pan and add 600 gr. 
    of Namorado (or Badejo) fish fillet in contact with the bottom of the pan;
  • After 2 or 3 minutes, turn the fillets;
  • Season with salt and pepper;
  • Add 400 ml of Coconut Milk;
  • Mix carefully;
  • Add 400g Pink Shrimp (clean);
  • Cover the pan;
  • Let it boil;
  • Add cilantro or parsley;
  • Your Bahian fish moqueca is ready!Fish Moqueca

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