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Mocequa (Brazilian Fish Stew)

Brazil Marketplace at Epcot, Walt Disney World Resort
Servings: 4
1 to 30 min

Try this dish out for yourself from the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Kitchen!

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
Mocequa (Brazilian Fish Stew)
  • 2 tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, divided
  • 1 pound diced mild White Fish (such as snapper, grouper, or mahi mahi)
  • 1 small Onion, chopped
  • 4 large Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped Poblano Pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Tomato Paste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Fresh Cilantro, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coarse Salt, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 cups Fish Stock, Clam Juice, or low-sodium Vegetable Broth
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk
  • 3 plum Tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/3 cup canned Hearts of Palm, drained and diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Lemon Juice
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste
  • cooked White Rice, for serving
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a nonstick sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add fish, searing on both sides until almost cooked through. Remove fish with a slotted spoon and transfer to a plate; tent loosely with foil and set aside.
  • Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, poblano pepper, and red bell pepper, and sauté until softened, about 3 minutes.
  • Add tomato paste, stirring to combine. Add 1 tablespoon cilantro, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and paprika.
  • Add fish stock or vegetable broth, stirring until well combined. Bring to a boil over high heat. Lower heat to medium. Add coconut milk and simmer 10 minutes
  • Add tomatoes, hearts of palm, and lemon juice, stirring to combine. Taste and add remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, if desired. Add freshly ground black pepper, to taste.
  • Return fish to stew, stirring gently to combine. Simmer 30 seconds. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoons cilantro.
  • Serve over cooked white rice.
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