Fish Moqueca

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If you are like me and you love fish meat, you will really enjoy today's recipe. I will teach you how to make a delicious Baiana Fish Moqueca, for you to surprise your family, friends and guests.

In addition to being super tasty, the recipe is also super practical and anyone can make it without any difficulties. The recipe is ready in about 40 minutes and yields up to 6 servings.

No matter which city in Brazil you are in, it is very likely that you have already heard about the traditional dish of Brazilian cuisine: the moqueca. The dish has several variations and ways of preparation.

Present in our culture, in 2013, the dish was considered by the Ministry of Tourism as indispensable for tourists who come to visit Brazil.

The origin of the moqueca is not certain and it still generates debates. The Bahians claim that the original recipe is theirs, which is made up of palm oil and coconut milk. The capixabas, on the other hand, completely ignore this version, stressing that moqueca is a dish originating in Espírito Santo.

Regardless of the debate about the origin of the dish, there is no denying that the flavor of Moqueca de Peixe Baiana is something unparalleled and that only Brazilian culture can offer.

The moqueca has a great flavor of the Brazilian natives, that's right, the dish is a kind of gift from the Indians to our population, after all, times before the Portuguese colonization, the Indians they already prepared fish wrapped in leaves, calling it pokeka.

Anyway, if you like fish and are looking for an easy dish to make and that leaves the traditional, keep reading.

Below, learn how to make a delicious Baiana Fish Moqueca!

Ingredients for Baiana Fish Moqueca

  • 700g yellow hake fillet
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 lemon juice
  • 1 green pepper cut into rounds
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 5 sliced ​​tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of dende
  • 60 ml of olive oil
  • 200ml coconut milk
  • parsley to taste
  • Coriander to taste

How to make Baiana Fish Moqueca


Washing the fish with the juice of 2 lemons. Then season.


In a bowl, season the fish with salt, juice of 1 lemon, black pepper and garlic. Mix well and set aside to get a good seasoning.


To sauté, in a pan put the onion, tomato, peppers and fish. Repeat these layers again and finish with tomatoes.


Finally add salt to taste, olive oil, palm oil and coconut milk. Cover the pan and place over high heat and let it cook for 20 minutes.

Wrapping Up

After cooking, throw the parsley, coriander, green smell to taste, leave it on the fire for another 5 minutes, ready. just serve.

Now that you've learned how to make this delicious Fish Moqueca, how about also knowing other very tasty and practical recipes that we have here on the blog My Recipes? We have many options for snacks, treats and other delicious delicacies to make your day better.