Moqueca! Brazilian Soup – Hilah Cooking

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Moqueca Ingredients:
1 pound white fish and/or shrimp
5 cloves garlic, minced and divided
1 large white or yellow onion
1 green bell pepper
2 tomatoes
1 tablespoon dendΓͺ oil (palm oil, see note above)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin (or 1 bay leaf if you don’t like cumin)
1 cup tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups coconut milk (15 ounce can)
1 lime, juiced (about 2 tablespoons juice)
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
Cooked white rice for serving

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    The video and representatives is eye candy

  2. Leonardo Alcantara

    As a brazilian I did not like this recipe. I appreciate your effort, but this is not a good looking moqueca. I do not even know if I can call this "moqueca". First, you forgot an essential ingredients, the anatto (urucum or colorau in Portuguese). The cilantro and the palm oil must go in the end (because they lose the taste). Boiled eggs should be added also, and red pepper (although not essential). This dish should not have black pepper or cumin. If you want to stir-fry some onions and garlic you should do it with olive oil (and by the way that was way too much garlic). Furthermore, in the moqueca it is essential that the vegetables, specially the tomato, start cooking along with the fish. Fish cooks very fast and so the tomato. Therefore, you dont want to over cook the tomato or the onions, as they are part of the dish. This reminds me that you should not use a hard fish such as cod. And talking about tomato, it was sad to see tomato sauce being added to the broth that should be light and bring up all the flavors of the dish. Another reason you do not want to use tomato sauce is because you are gonna use the broth to prepare the pirΓ£o (which is the broth thickened with yuka or cassava flour) as a side for the dish.

  3. Fatima's Circular Knitting

    Que delicia!

  4. Nobody ever mentions the impacts of consuming beef and its relation to devastation of rainforests. But palm oil should be the culprit. Oh please. Besides, moqueca is not a soup, pirao is not porridge and you don't use tomato sauce on the moqueca.

  5. Hi I'm big fan of u. Love u so much

  6. rolly estrada

    The one with the red lipstick single lol πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜

  7. utkarsh kumar

    Let her speak will u ?

  8. Sabor da cozinha

    Palm oil = azeite de dende, se usa muito na cozinha tailandesa.

  9. Can I put it on the blender. my family don’t like vegetable

  10. Luciane D'Souza

    Moqueca is not a soup!

  11. Salada Dupla

    Love it. Happy to see some authentic Brazilian food here!! πŸ™‚

  12. kevin mcdaniel

    you dont need dende for this.

  13. jouse correa

    cadΓͺ açúcar da caipirinha

  14. jouse correa

    o dendΓͺ nΓ£o vai por ultimo?

  15. MrAndyCarlos

    I love moqueca!

  16. I'm so happy 'cause you did one of the food more popular of my culture… I'm brazilian and i loved so much this video!!

  17. Hauk I Am Sipho

    Get a personality. Can't watch this silly shit.

  18. what happened to the sexy sultry homemaker from 7 years ago… man those fresh tortillas

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  20. jonas vieira

    Sorry to tell you, but everything you did is completely wrong and as a brazilian chef it is my duty to offer a better recipe if you want/need.