Moqueca4.2/5 (BASED ON 384 reviews)
A Brazilian recipe that’s hugely popular amongst those that live by the coast. 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.
Cook our delicious Moqueca in just Minutes
We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Moqueca. 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 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
- butternut squash
Our 20 minute recipe
Get the rice on
Bring 250ml of water to the boil in a lidded saucepan and add the rice. Reduce the heat to low, cover with a lid and simmer for 10-12 mins until the rice is tender. Or cook as per packet instructions.
Fry the vegetables
Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large pan or casserole dish over a medium heat and when hot, add the onion and stir-fry for 2- mins to soften.
Add the BRAZILIAN PASTE to the pan, stir well and then add the butternut squash, the pepper and the tomatoes.
Stir fry for 2 mins then add the GARLIC AND COCONUT, stirring to coat the vegetables.
Create the sauce
Add the coconut milk along with 150ml water to the pan and bring it to a gentle boil and then let it simmer for 6-7mins, gently mashing the tomatoes to soften them and blend the flavours together.
Finishing touches and serve!
Sprinkle the MOQUECA GARNISH over the pan and stir through.
Serve the rice in bowls, spoon the Moqueca on top and serve!
BASED ON 384 reviews
Adam - Dec 06, 2019
No real flavour came through, just spice
henna - Dec 05, 2019
This was delishhhh! Made a few alterations to the recipe though. Added 2 sweet potato’s, a courgette and a yellow pepper (roasted beforehand). Didn’t add the water but 400ml of coconut milk instead. Also a few green chillies as I like my spice. Turned out amazing with rice and yogurt on the side. Can’t wait to have it again!
Sandu - Nov 21, 2019
Helen - Nov 08, 2019
I do enjoy cooking this one, loads of flavours, easy to make partner enjoyed it too
Jennifer - Oct 17, 2019
Al - Oct 09, 2019
One of the nicest things I've ever eaten!
Ruth - Sep 28, 2019
Lovely, but not quite the top favourite
Tanesia - Sep 25, 2019
Not my favourite, quite spicy so added 1/4 can of tinned tomatoes & also added extra coconut milk instead of water. Won’t order again.
Susanna - Sep 09, 2019
Lovely flavour. Added 400ml tin light coconut milk and a cauliflower. Would make again.
Joana - Aug 27, 2019
I felt that it did lack consistency so I have now added lady fingers to this leftovers batch.
Lynda - Aug 25, 2019
Nice n spicy
Athol - Aug 22, 2019
May have made a mistake but was a bit bland...
Elizabeth - Aug 14, 2019
I used chilli infused halloumi in this, worked really well. Also added a bit of cornflour to thicken the sauce. Very tasty
Helen - Aug 13, 2019
Always good, whatever meat or fish we use in it
Dee - Aug 08, 2019
Jennifer Anne - Jul 30, 2019
Very flavourful dish. Amazing
Tracey - Jul 09, 2019
Really easy to make and very tasty. Next time I wouldn’t add the 150mls of water.
Jacob - Jul 09, 2019
Spices only allow for 2 servings had to wing it with additional raw-al-hanout to bulk it out for 4
Danny - Jul 08, 2019
Matina - Jun 30, 2019
Nice but could use more flavour.
Zoe - Jun 29, 2019
Nice coconutty flavour- served ours with naan to fill us up as more like soup.
Katie - Jun 07, 2019
Delicious! Roasted the butternut squash which make it even more amazing
Amy - Jun 04, 2019
Quick, easy. Tasty enough but too spicy for us even with added yogurt. Also quite wet, had to simmer a lot longer than it said
Maria - May 31, 2019
We loved it! Perfectly spiced and great combination of the spices and the sweetness of the coconut. Will make it again!
Steve - May 23, 2019
Really good, used whole tin of coconut milk, no water and doubled the squash. Great taste
Darren - May 21, 2019
This wasn’t as thick or creamy as I’d hoped for. Too watery
Emma - May 06, 2019
Loved this dish added lots more veg. Had a nice kick
Lee-anne - Apr 24, 2019
Quite spicy for the faint hearted in household ????
Alex - Apr 21, 2019
Found this a bit boring but would try again with the addition of a selection of different vegetables for added interest. Also it didn’t turn out like the picture, very watery.
Jim - Apr 19, 2019
Best yet - creamy with a kick - goes great with the rice. Outstanding!!
Ann - Mar 31, 2019
Not my favourite
Julie - Mar 26, 2019
Julie - Mar 25, 2019
Too spicy for us and had to cook for longer as a little watery
Becky - Mar 20, 2019
Spicy but lovely and really easy to make
Lindsey - Mar 19, 2019
Another delicious coconut based curry type dish. I agree with the other comments re butternut squash so used cauliflower instead too. Was very nice!
Jonathan - Mar 04, 2019
Sharada - Feb 24, 2019
Ridiculously delicious, my favourite so far. Best to cook the peppers earlier than instructed or they won't be cooked. I don't like butternut squash so subbed in cauliflower which I pre-cooked. This worked very well. I didn't add the water into the sauce, it would have been too runny.
Rosie - Feb 22, 2019
One of the best so far!
Alice - Jan 24, 2019
Yass, gorgeous. Got bored of all the butternut squash veggie options, so subbed for new potatoes and cauliflower. So lovely. Will get again.
David - Jan 21, 2019
Lizzy - Jan 08, 2019
Jade - Nov 28, 2018
You have to simmer it for a lot longer than it suggests, but it is so worth it. By far the tastiest thing I've ever made.
Norman - Nov 03, 2018
Chris - Oct 05, 2018
Kate - Sep 26, 2018
Absolutely love this. Definitely ordering again.
Valerie - Sep 02, 2018
Definitely have to have it again. Nice kick in the spice!
Katy - Aug 30, 2018
We used cauliflower and broccoli rice as we had another rice dish last night. The Boy added yoghurt but was good for me as it was.
Liz - Aug 07, 2018
Delicious! Nice little bit of spice!
Samantha - Jul 27, 2018
Not very flavoursome. It felt very healthy which was positive but very much like it was missing something. I wouldn’t make it again.
Natalie - Jun 14, 2018
Such a great dish.. Not too hot and very enjoyable