Brazilian Style Fish Stew

Fish stew FINAL

Brazilians enjoy many versions of this stew from different areas of their country. This recipe is an adaptation using store cupboard and frozen ingredients to create a special stew with the taste and colour of Brazil.

Serves: 4-6
Cooking time: 25 minutes


  • 15ml olive oil
  • 325g frozen chopped onions
  • 250g frozen sliced mixed peppers
  • 30ml frozen chopped red jalapeño chillies
  • 15ml frozen chopped garlic
  • 1 cube frozen crushed ginger
  • 400ml can chopped tomatoes
  • 5ml ground cumin, or to taste
  • 400g pack frozen fish pie mix
  • 235g frozen large raw prawns
  • 400ml can coconut milk
  • Ground black pepper
  • 15-30ml frozen chopped coriander


1. Using the oil in a large heavy gauge saucepan or flameproof dish, fry the onion for 5-7 minutes.
2. Add the peppers, chillies, garlic and ginger, cook stirring frequently for 5 minutes over a medium heat.
3. Stir in the tomatoes, cumin and 200ml water, bring to the boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes, until the vegetables are almost tender.
4. Add the fish pie mix, prawns and coconut milk, return to the boil. Reduce the heat to simmer, re-cover and cook for 5-6 minutes until the fish and prawns are just tender.
5. Remove from the heat, season to taste and sprinkle with coriander.
6. Serve in bowls with cooked frozen rice.

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