Bahia-style Moqueca Prawn Stew

This delicious recipe is a Brazilian-inspired seafood casserole with a creamy coconut sauce. 

Preparation: 15 Minutes
Cooking time: 20 Minutes
Quantity: 6 servings
148 calories per serving


  • 450g large, raw, peeled prawns
  • 75 ml of lime juice
  • 3 garlic cloves – chopped
  • 4 spring onions chopped
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion sliced (half moons)
  • 1 teaspoon of chili flakes
  • 2 teaspoon of paprika
  • 3 plum tomatoes – deseeded – chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • steamed rice to serve


  1. Place the prawns in a bowl with lime juice, salt, and chopped garlic. Let it rest for 1 hr.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a large saucepan, add the spring onion and onion, and fry for 5 minutes, then add red peppers, chili flakes, garlic, and paprika.
  3. Now it’s time to add tomatoes, coconut milk, and a little bit of salt if you will. Bring to a simmer for 10 mins. Add the prawns, all the marinade, and the remaining lime juice. Simmer until the prawns turn white (3 minutes). Serve with rice.


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