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Moqueca De Peixe (Bahian Fish Stew)

6 Thick fish steaks; seabass; pompano or grouper
2 lg Onions
1 Green bell pepper
5 Whole tomatoes
3 tb Olive oil
1 c Coconut milk
4 tb Dende oil*
3 tb Chopped parsley
3 tb Chopped fresh cilantro
Hot red pepper to taste
Salt to taste
2 tb Lime or lemon juice

Season fish with lemon and salt. Set aside Thinly slice onions and seeded bell pepper. Peel, seed and slice tomatoes. Cook onions in olive oil until translucent. Add green pepper and cook 3 minutes. Add tomatoes to pan and cook a few more minutes. Place fish in pan, top with the Dende oil, cover the pan and cook until fish is almost cooked through. Add chopped herbs and red pepper and cook uncovered over high heat to evaporate some of the liquid. Just before serving add the coconut milk and bring almost to a boil.