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Fish Stew - (Moqueca De Peixe)
2 teaspoons olive oil
4 white fish filets - (abt 1 lb)
2 tomatoes -- chopped
2 green bell peppers -- diced
2 red bell peppers -- diced
2 white onions -- chopped
1 cup chopped cilantro
Juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon salt
2 garlic cloves -- minced
1 teaspoon dende oil -- see * Note
2 tablespoons coconut milk
1 green onion -- minced
* Note: Dende oil comes from the West African palm tree and may be purchased at Caribbean markets. Peanut oil may be substituted but it will have a different flavor.
Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add fish and cook about 2 1/2 minutes on each side. Remove from pan.
Add tomatoes, green and red bell peppers, white onions, cilantro, lemon juice, salt, garlic, dende oil and coconut milk. Sprinkle green onion over mixture and let cook on low heat, covered, 10 minutes.
Return fish to pan and cook another 5 minutes before serving.
This recipe yields 4 servings.