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Caldeirada de Mariscos   HT  MC  Brazilian  45mins


Serves 6  Hot  Seafood Shellfish Herbs  Vegetables   Main Course    Gluten Wheat Dairy free  Eggless    Brazil  Sth American  South American



225g/½ lb fresh Calamari (squid)

450g/1lb fresh white fish


4 ripe Tomatoes, chopped

2 Onions, chopped

240ml/8fl.oz. Coconut Milk

3 tbsp freshly chopped Coriander

4 tbsp Lemon Juice

6 tbsp Olive Oil

2 Garlic Cloves, chopped

225g/½ lb Cooked Clam Meat 

225g/½ lb Shelled Cooked Prawns ( shrimp) 

225g/½ lb Shelled Cooked Mussels




1. Cut the fish into 2.5cm/1-inch cubes (or slightly larger) and the squid into small pieces. Place both in a bowl together with some salt and the lemon juice. Mix to coat well and set aside to marinate for 10 minutes.


2. Meanwhile, place the tomatoes, onions, cilantro, minced garlic and salt in a food processor or blender and process to a coarse purée.


3. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan, add the puree and cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes. 


4. Add the fish and squid together with any marinade and cook gently for 10 minutes, stirring from time to time.


5. Add the prawns, clams, mussels and coconut milk, mix well and cook gently for a further 15 minutes stirring from time to time and adding a little water if necessary:

it should be the consistency of a soup.


6. Adjust the seasoning and serve immediately with  rice.



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