Squid and Mussel Moqueca

This take on moqueca, a traditional Brazilian fish stew, is pared down to focus on the most flavorful ingredients.

  • Active:
  • Total Time:
  • Servings: 4 to 6

Related Video

More Videos
How to Make Crab Cakes


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 pound plum tomatoes, diced
  • One (14-ounce) can coconut milk
  • 1 cup fish stock
  • Salt  
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound mussels
  • 1/2 pound squid tentacles
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 tablespoon dendê oil (optional)

How to make this recipe

  1. In a large heavy pot, heat the olive oil over medium high heat, then stir in the onion and cook until golden, about 6 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Stir in the coconut milk, stock, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper and bring to a boil. Simmer the liquid until reduced slightly, about 4 minutes.

  2. Stir in the mussels and cover the pot. Boil until the mussels have opened wide, 6 to 8 minutes. Uncover the pot, stir in the squid tentacles and simmer until the tentacles are just cooked but still very tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the lime juice and season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with the cilantro and drizzle with the dendê oil, then serve.

Contributed By Photo © Ian Knauer Published March 2014

1045237 recipes/squid-and-mussel-moqueca 2015-09-23T20:06:13+00:00 Ian Knauer latin-american|weeknight-dinner|4||6|web-exclusive|healthy|fast|gluten-free|fall|winter|spring|summer march-2014 recipes,squid-and-mussel-moqueca 1045237

Aggregate Rating value: 0

Review Count: 0

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5