Moqueca de peixe

  • 80 min.
  • 4 pers.


  • 4 sea bass fillets
  • 3 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons white onion (grated)
  • 1 white onion (in rings)
  • 1 green pepper (sliced)
  • 1 red pepper (sliced)
  • 200 ml coconut milk
  • 225 ml water
  • 2 tomatoes (sliced without the pulp)
  • ½ bunch spring onions
  • 1 bunch coriander (finely chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Rinse the fish clean with water and pat dry. Sprinkle the fish with the salt, the garlic and the lemon juice and allow to marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat and fry the grated onion a few seconds.
  3. Add the marinated fish to the frying pan and fry evenly in a few minutes until tender.
  4. Add the onion rings together with the olive oil, coconut milk and water and allow to cook gently for 15 minutes.
  5. Finally, add the pepper, tomatoes, coriander and the spring onions and cook for a further 5 minutes with a lid on the pan.
  6. Serve with rice or coconut rice, for instance.