Laurie’s Brazilian Seafood Stew for Zoe Day

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This is a delicious, easy way to get some nutritious fish into your diet.

Whisk 4 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 Tbsp of fresh lime juice in a large bowl.  Add 1 and  1/2 pounds of white fish fillets (such as red snapper, orange roughy, cod or halibut) cut into 1 inch pieces.   To make it more festive, add a pound or so or medium shrimp or prawns, peeled.  ( If you can’t afford this, or don’t have prawns on hand it is delicious with just the fish).

Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper and let stand for fifteen minutes.

Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large pot over medium heat. 

Add:

1 chopped onion

1 1/2 cups of chopped peppers

4 cloves of chopped garlic

3/4 tsp of dried crushed red chili pepper

and saute for five minutes.

Mix in:

2 cups of chopped fresh tomatoes or one tin of diced tomatoes

3/4 cup of canned unsweetened coconut milk

1/4 cup of fresh cilantro

1/4 cup of green onions

and the marinated fish and shrimp.

Simmer until shrimp and fish are just opaque in centre – about five minutes.

Season stew with salt, pepper and chili flakes to taste.

Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with a bit more chopped cilantro and green onions.

Eat with crusty bread or over rice or quinoa.

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Laurie Read is a counsellor at Selkirk College and this recipe is dedicated to Zoe Read and her love of prawns!!

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