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Moqueca de Peixe   HT  MC  Brazilian  25mins plus marinating


Serves 4   Hot  Fish  Main Course  Healthy Eating Gluten Wheat Dairy Free  Eggless Brazil  Sth American  South America



1 Onion, chopped

2  Hot chilli Peppers, seeded and chopped

2 Tomatoes, chopped

1 Garlic Clove, chopped

1 tbsp coarsely chopped Coriander 


3 tbsp Lime Juice

900g/2 lb Sole, Flounder or  Plaice fillets, cut into 5cm/ 2 inch pieces

90ml/3fl.oz. Water

60ml/2fl.oz. Dende or Olive Oil




1. Place the onion, chili pepper, tomatoes, garlic, coriander, salt  and lime  juice in a blender or food processor and puree until quite smooth.


2. Place the fish in a shallow dish and pour the puree mixture over the top.  Mix lightly, cover with clingfilm and  leave to marinate for 1 hour. 


3.  Transfer the fish mixture together with the puree to a saucepan,  add the water and half the oil.  Bring to simmering point, stirring then cover and simmer for  5-10  minutes until the fish is done. 


4. Add the remaining oil and heat for 1 minute mixing well. Serve hot with rice.




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