In the summertime, it is sometimes hard to come up with dishes that are not too heavy, but still tasty and fun to prepare. A couple of days ago, I found out about Moqueca – a Brazilian fish stew with its origins in Portugal. The slowly cooked seafood and vegetables are a light dish with exotic breeze – perfect for an outside dinner on warm summer nights ! And who would know better than South Americans what to eat on hot days?! I hope you enjoy my version of the Brazilian national dish! P.S.: One of my favorite summer plates are from Villa D`Este. The bright colors & patterns give a dab of paint to every table! Shop via Westwing or amazon.
A Brazilian National Dish
for Sunny Days!
- 500 g cod fillet
- 300 g shrimps
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 can (400 g) of chopped tomatoes
- 1 chopped chili
- 500 ml vegetable broth
- 1 onion
- 1 red, 1 yellow bellpepper
- 150 ml coconut milk
- 3 tbsp. coconut oil
- Ground coriander
- Ground cumin
- 1 tbsp. curcuma
- Salt & pepper
- Juice of 1 lime
- Rice (as a side)
Toppings: Freshly chopped coriander, spring onions, red onions
Slowly cooked seafood & vegetables
with an exotic breeze
- Lightly fry the finely choppped garlic and onions in a pan with coconut oil.
- Season with ground coriander, cumin & curcuma.
- Add the canned tomatoes, chopped chili, vegetable broth & coconut milk – and let it cook for about 20 minutes.
- Mix in the chopped bell peppers and let it cook about 5 more minutes.
- Cut the fish into bite-sized pieces and add it to the soup together with the shrimps and let it steep for another 5 minutes.
- Finally, squeeze in fresh lime juice and season according to your taste with salt & pepper.
- Serve with fresh coriander, chopped spring onions and rice.
What are your favorite summer dishes? Let me know in the comments below!