Weekly winner – Brazil! Shrimp Moqueca 3/19/21

Brazilian Shrimp Moqueca (Shrimp stew/soup in a spicy, tomato-y, coconut broth)

First, thank you to all the Brazilians who happened upon my site while looking for something else! We had fun reading Brazilian recipes and deciding on this moqueca to make.

Moqueca is a Brazilian seafood stew. …Moqueca can be made with shrimp or fish as a base with tomatoes, onions, garlic, lime and cilantro. The name moqueca comes from the term mu’keka in Kimbundu language. Wikipedia

It is pretty easy to make. I found a recipe on homesweetjones.com which we felt we could replicate. Really the only changes we made was to use a teaspoon of olive oil to sauté the vegetables, a cup of chicken stock in place of the boullion cube and water, and we also substituted a can of light coconut milk instead of full fat.

Having made this we decided there was one thing we would change for next time. The broth came out too thin so we would probably thicken it with something and maybe use a couple of drops of coconut extract to up the coconut flavor or else use full fat coconut milk which is off the chart points-wise for my diet.

All in all it was a pretty good dish and I think we will make it again.

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