Bahian Brasilian Fish Stew, Decorated With Boiled Eggs (Moqueca Recipe

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Bahian Brasilian Fish Stew, Decorated With Boiled Eggs (Moqueca
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  1. Set eggs on to boil.
  2. Stir together the lime juice, cumin, paprika, garlic, salt and pepper in a non-reactive bowl. Add the Tilapia and GENTLY toss with your fingers to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes being careful not to let the fish cook in the lime juice.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Saute the onions and the diced chilies until onions are transparent and beginning to lightly brown. Wash hands thoroughly after handling the chilies.
  4. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in the tomato paste.
  5. Add the bell peppers and diced tomatoes to the pot in succeeding layers. Pour the coconut milk over the mixture. Stir well but gently.
  6. Cover the pot and simmer on lowest heat for 15- 30 minutes or until the peppers are at a consistency you like, stirring occasionally.
  7. Gently add the fish, marinade and 2/3 of the chopped and stemmed cilantro and continue cooking until the fish is thoroughly cooked. Allow 5-8 minutes depending on the thickness of the fillets.
  8. Ladle or gently pour the Moqueca into a large serving bowl, garnish with boiled egg wedges on top and finish with remaining chopped cilantro.
  9. Serve over white rice, with lime wedges. Side dishes: sauteed collards or spinach and garlic. For dessert, cold orange slices. Also a good accompaniment: Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo) ( it's gluten/wheat free)!
  10. Slow Cooker Variation:.
  11. Place ALL ingredients including the marinade in the slow cooker EXCEPT the FISH pieces and cilantro). Cook 6 to 8 hours (overnight) on low and then to WARM.
  12. 1 hour prior to serving, return cooker to LOW: ADD half the cilantro and the fish.
  13. Gently spoon sauce over fish pieces and allow fish to cook for 1 hour until the fish is cooked through. Garnish and serve as described above.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 293.02 Kcal (1227 kJ)
Calories from fat 125.74 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.97g 21%
Cholesterol 243.19mg 81%
Sodium 797.23mg 33%
Potassium 704.76mg 15%
Total Carbs 12.56g 4%
Sugars 6.4g 26%
Dietary Fiber 3.04g 12%
Protein 30.79g 62%
Vitamin C 87.5mg 146%
Vitamin A 2mg 67%
Iron 36.6mg 203%
Calcium 75.5mg 8%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 86.16 Kcal (361 kJ)
Calories from fat 36.97 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.11g 21%
Cholesterol 71.5mg 81%
Sodium 234.41mg 33%
Potassium 207.22mg 15%
Total Carbs 3.69g 4%
Sugars 1.88g 26%
Dietary Fiber 0.89g 12%
Protein 9.05g 62%
Vitamin C 25.7mg 146%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 67%
Iron 10.8mg 203%
Calcium 22.2mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.4
  • 8

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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