Brazilian Fish and Coconut Milk Stew (Moqueca)

Moqueca

Brazilian Fish and Coconut Milk Stew

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Moqueca, a traditional Brazilian fish stew, takes different forms throughout the country; this version, from Bahia, originally made with a local fish, is enriched with coconut milk and palm oil, a traditionally West African cooking fat. Its vibrant red color is the product of a high concentration of beta carotene. If you can't find it, coconut oil makes a fine, albeit colorless, substitute.

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