Here's a Brazilian recipe that's hugely popular amongst those that live by the coast. While the key ingredient is the freshest of fish, the huge flavour is added through the jalapenos, cumin seeds and turmeric root among other spices which we have pounded into a fragrant paste.  This is what brings a warm, spicy and sweet flavour to the coconut milk while the aromatic garnish completes the dish by providing a lovely texture with desiccated coconut and dried red chilli. 

Cook our delicious Moqueca de Peixe in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Moqueca de Peixe. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Garlic & Coconut pot, a Brazilian Paste pot and a Moqueca Garnish pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Moqueca de Peixe in just 20 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Garlic & Coconut
  • Brazilian Paste
  • Moqueca Garnish

Your shopping list:

Basmati rice
red/yellow pepper
coconut milk
seabass fillets (or cod)

Our 20 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Bring 250ml of water to the boil in a lidded saucepan and add the rice. Turn the heat down, cover with a lid and simmer for 10- 12 mins until rice is tender. (Or cook as per packet instructions).

  • 2.

    Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large pan or casserole dish over a medium heat. Add the pepper and onion and stir-fry until soft.

  • 3.

    Add the Garlic & Coconut to the pan and stir well. Add the tomatoes and cook for 5-7 mins, gently mashing the tomatoes to soften them and blend the flavours together.

  • 4.

    Add the Brazilian Paste and coconut milk to the pan, stir through and simmer for 3-5 mins.

  • 5.

    Add the fish pieces to the pan and stir very gently. (Make sure they’re submerged in the sauce to take on the flavour.) Cook for no longer than 5 mins, so that the fish stays tender and doesn’t break up too much.

  • 6.

    Sprinkle the Moqueca Garnish over the pan and stir through. Serve the rice in bowls, spoon the Moqueca on top and serve!


Moqueca de Peixe Reviews

BASED ON 1916 reviews

Michele - Nov 14, 2018

Loved it

Harriet - Nov 13, 2018

One of my favourites I order whenever it’s available

Amanda - Nov 13, 2018

Love this dish great kick to it

Andy - Nov 12, 2018

First thing we cooked with Simply Cook, and we’ve stayed cooking and eating these dishes for many months. It’s really a great addition to the kitchen.

Claire - Nov 12, 2018


Emma - Nov 11, 2018

Really tasty

Jillian - Nov 11, 2018

Ok, but not really for us.

Sat - Nov 10, 2018

Loved it

Isabelle - Nov 10, 2018

Flavour of the fish is overpowered by the spices

Nikki - Nov 10, 2018

Delicious but spicy

Keith - Nov 09, 2018

Quick, easy and excellent with chunky cod.

Paula - Nov 07, 2018

This is undoubltly my favourite recipe! Absolutely delicious

lauren - Nov 06, 2018

Very soup like. Needs something extra for mopping up the sauce for sure.

Stuart - Nov 05, 2018

Another cracking dish.

Lesley - Nov 02, 2018

Lot spicier than I thought it would be, but still nice.

Lewis - Nov 01, 2018


Nikki - Oct 31, 2018

Delicious but quite spicy! I used cod and prawns

Stacy - Oct 30, 2018

Lovely very spicy used whole can of coconut milk definatly needed

Rhoda - Oct 30, 2018

Prefer to have a recipe that uses a whole can rather than half a can of coconut milk

Sophie - Oct 27, 2018


Natasha - Oct 26, 2018

The dish is spicy, so I cooked one portion of spices but double of other ingredients, I thought it was just the right amount of spice, swapped fish for chicken, added lemon juice and chopped fresh parsley and coriander, delicious!

Ashleigh - Oct 25, 2018


M - Oct 25, 2018

Delicious. I added prawns, coriander and parsley and served with lime.

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Colin - Oct 24, 2018

Extremely surprised by how good this was. I will definitely buy again.

clifton - Oct 24, 2018

Fantastic flavour

Diane - Oct 24, 2018


Victoria - Oct 22, 2018

Love it!

Gemma - Oct 21, 2018

Too spicy for us

Agi - Oct 19, 2018

Fantastic flavour. We have cooked it for shorter, and added some mangetout and fresh coriander. Loved it.

Allison - Oct 19, 2018

My new favourite , really tasty , quite spicy but not too hot , I used cod fillets and prawns instead of the sea bass , will defo order again

Hilary - Oct 17, 2018

Loved this. One of my favourites

Ruth - Oct 17, 2018

Onion/pepper needs to cook a little longer before adding the rest of the ingredients to make it softer. Apart from that, delicious and spicy!

Franklin - Oct 16, 2018

Very nice and good

Jade-anya - Oct 15, 2018

Full of flavour. Really tasty

Alasdair - Oct 14, 2018

Very simple and delicious.

Christine - Oct 13, 2018

Quite tasty. Might try it again.

Anne - Oct 13, 2018

Very nice but needed more oomph! I did it with cod and prawns and the sauce was tasty.

Paula - Oct 12, 2018

Delicious again!! Thank you

Chris - Oct 11, 2018


Andrew - Oct 10, 2018

Mmmm, really tasty. I used an Asda fish pie mix. Maybe the smoked haddock is a bit weird in there, but I enjoyed it!

Rachel - Oct 09, 2018

didn't like this at all, the sauce overpowered everything

Ryan - Oct 05, 2018

Tasted good we enjoyed it, only reason for low rating is that it is exactly the same flavours, process and ingredients as the goan fish curry, just with a Mexican name. I don't see the point in them both existing.

Dianne - Oct 04, 2018


Janis - Oct 03, 2018

Really enjoyed this. Made it with salmon, haddock and prawns. Would definitely have again

Vicky - Oct 03, 2018

One of our favourites so far


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