After taking some cod out of the freezer, I had a few recipe ideas up my sleeve but in the end, I decided to turn to my kitchen cupboard for inspiration and came across this Kents Kitchen Brazilian Moqueca Capixaba meal kit. It promises a tasty Brazilian fish stew in just twenty minutes which sounded perfect.
Inside the pack, you get three pots - garlic infused oil, capixaba paste and lemon & coriander seasoning. The packaging says to add a tin of tomatoes, an onion and white fish but there aren't any cooking instructions so I wasn't sure what to add when.
First I fried up the onion in the garlic oil.
Then I added the fish and the paste and cooked for a couple of minutes before adding the tomatoes and leaving to simmer for 5 minutes.
I added the final pot - the lemon and coriander seasoning (and was't sure if it should be stirred in or just sprinkled over the top). I decided to give it some extra colour by throwing a handful of black olives on top (but I'm not sure that's very authentic for a Brazilian dish !).
It's quite sloppy so could be served in a bowl with a hunk of crusty bread or over rice, like we did. It's quite tasty but could have done with a bit of chilli heat. It would also be nice made with a mixture of prawns, white fish and salmon.
If you fancy trying the recipe from scratch, you might like to check out my two recipes for Brazilian fishy stews - Moqueca de Peixe and Vatapa - in my globecooking section.
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