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A simple and delicious family friendly fish stew recipe, based on the Brazilian dish Moqueca, with a sweet coconut creaminess that kids will love.

Fish Stew Recipe (Brazilian Mouqueca)

This easy, creamy Fish Stew recipe, has a sweet creaminess that kids will love. Based on a Brazilian style recipe, it's a really tasty way to eat more fish.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Family Food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 328 kcal
Author Sarah Barnes


  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic peeled and crushed
  • 1 Onion sliced
  • 3 Large potatoes peeled and chopped into cubes
  • 3 Peppers I used a mixture of red and yellow - chopped into chunks
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • Sprinkling of dried chilli flakes
  • 400 g Cod or other white fish - in chunks
  • 400 ml Reduced fat coconut milk
  • 100 g Cherry tomatoes halved
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 Limes
  • 2 Spring onions
  • Coriander to garnish


  1. Heat the oil in a pan and add the garlic and onion. Fry for 5 minutes or until soft.
  2. Add the potatoes, peppers, paprika and a sprinkling of chilli if using and cook for 10 minutes until softened.
  3. Gently add the cod pieces and pour over the coconut milk. Sprinkle the cherry tomatoes in. Add salt and pepper and pop the lid on and leave to bubble away for about 15 minutes or until the fish is cooked through and the potatoes are soft.
  4. Serve with wedges of lime, slices of spring onion and coriander.
Nutrition Facts
Fish Stew Recipe (Brazilian Mouqueca)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 163mg7%
Potassium 1432mg41%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 3600IU72%
Vitamin C 152.3mg185%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 6.7mg37%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.