Brazilian Fish Stew

A spicy, warm, delicious fish stew to try on a cool day!

Typically, when we buy fish, we tend to make the same meals over and over again: fried fish or breaded and flavored fish with vegetables. It doesn’t matter what kind of fish it is, they always end up in one of these three entrees. So, we decided to try something different when we got a great deal for a big bag of small Tilapia fillets. And, what do you do when you want to try a new recipe? You go to Pinterest. As we were scrolling down, we found a very unique idea to make it into a Brazilian fish stew!

A spicy, warm, delicious fish stew to try on a cool day!

It was definitely an experiment. I mean, a fish stew? A spicy fish stew? But, we really enjoyed it. I loved the texture that came with the orzo and tilapia, and the coolness the sour cream and cilantro added to it.

This recipe is very simple and easy to make. You can even customize it according to your spice endurance. If you want it more soupy, add less orzo, or no orzo at all. I like chunky stews, so I like a lot of orzo.

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Brazilian Fish Stew

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 4 bowls

Brazilian Fish Stew

Ingredients

  • 3-4 Tilapia fillets
  • 5 tbsp lime juice
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 medium to large bell peppers (we used 2 medium green and 1 large red)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 2 cups orzo
  • 2 tbsp cilantro

Directions

  1. Cut the Tilapia into chunks. In a bowl, mix the lemon and lime juices with the cumin, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  2. Marinate the Tilapia in the mix. Put in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  3. Chop up the vegetables. In a small frying pan, saute the onions until they get soft and a little golden-brown. Add in the peppers for about 3-5 minutes.
  4. In a stew pot, pour the softly sauteed vegetables, the marinated fish, and the rest of the ingredients (don’t drain the tomatoes). Cook on medium high for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Stir cilantro, lower the heat to medium-low, and continue to cook and occasionally stir for about 10 minutes. The fish will cook thoroughly in the stew.
  6. Top with some sour cream, squeezed lime juice or lime wedges, and cilantro according to taste.
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4) Stir cilantro, lower the heat to medium-low, and continue to cook and occasionally stir for about 10 minutes. The fish will cook thoroughly in the stew. 5) Top with some sour cream, squeezed lime juice or lime wedges, and cilantro according to taste. Again, make soupy or stew-y according to your preference. I liked the idea of orzo in it to give it body and soak in some of the spice and liquid. But, like I mentioned, Justin would’ve preferred it without the orzo and a bit more soupy. But, it was a really nice taste! I liked it a lot!

4) Stir cilantro, lower the heat to medium-low, and continue to cook and occasionally stir for about 10 minutes. The fish will cook thoroughly in the stew. 5) Top with some sour cream, squeezed lime juice or lime wedges, and cilantro according to taste. Again, make soupy or stew-y according to your preference. I liked the idea of orzo in it to give it body and soak in some of the spice and liquid. But, like I mentioned, Justin would’ve preferred it without the orzo and a bit more soupy. But, it was a really nice taste! I liked it a lot!

4) Stir cilantro, lower the heat to medium-low, and continue to cook and occasionally stir for about 10 minutes. The fish will cook thoroughly in the stew. 5) Top with some sour cream, squeezed lime juice or lime wedges, and cilantro according to taste. Again, make soupy or stew-y according to your preference. I liked the idea of orzo in it to give it body and soak in some of the spice and liquid. But, like I mentioned, Justin would’ve preferred it without the orzo and a bit more soupy. But, it was a really nice taste! I liked it a lot!

 Have you ever had a fish stew?

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#LoveBlog2017 Day 21 | Celebrations

Celebrations don't have to be for big events. Focus on the small. That will always cheer you up!

Celebrations don’t have to be big. They don’t have to be for big accomplishments or event. They don’t have to be big parties. Celebrations can be for things you love. Having become a wife and a mom has taught me a lot about celebrating the little things. It’s taught me to focus on the little things in life. Life has become a lot more fun by celebrating the small moments.

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Celebrations don't have to be for big events. Focus on the small. That will always cheer you up!

Celebrating Milestones

With a 2.5 year old and a 2 month old, there are so many milestones that are continually happening. I love watching them learn to figure out their bodies and how to act more like a big kid.

  • Rhys putting his clothes on himself or taking them off himself
  • Rhys going #2 in the potty for the first time ever
  • Evelyn rolling over
  • Evelyn clasping her hands and bringing them together
  • Evelyn sleeping 5 hours straight at night

Celebrating Physical Development

While I don’t have a preemie or children with physical disabilities, I do have a daughter who can’t pass a bowel movement herself. So, anytime she poos by herself, even if it was a scorch mark, we celebrate it. And, she smiles. (There will be a post later with more detail about her trials she’s had.)

Celebrating Learning & Personality

I love to encourage my kids. I think it is very important to do so. Not only do I celebrate to help improve my children’s self-confidence, but I genuinely get excited when they do something new or learn something!

  • Evelyn being able to coo back in different tones and pitches
  • Rhys saying a new word (even if the pronunciation is horribly mangled)
  • Rhys tracing a letter of the alphabet
  • Rhys recognizing his numbers and counting by sight
  • Rhys creating something with his Legos completely from his imagination
  • Rhys creating a new joke or game
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Celebrating my Husband

It is very important to not only support your husband, but to celebrate him, too. We celebrated when Justin got a new job. I congratulate him on every good project, presentation, compliment from his bosses, and new assignment that he gets. I’m always proud of him when he accomplishes the goals that he sets for himself.

Celebrating Myself

Self-care has recently become part a big part of my life. I’m learning to give myself grace. I’ve also realized in the past few years that one of my love languages is words of affirmation. Not just from others…I need to be able to give myself words of affirmation. So, I celebrate myself. When I’ve had a good day, when I’ve been productive, when I’ve worked out, when I’ve made dinner, when I’ve gotten a new freelance contract, when I’ve sold a different lesson plan, I celebrate. And, as a loving husband does, Justin will always celebrate right along with me.

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What do you celebrate?

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#LoveBlog2017 Day 17 | Wishes

Wishes and Dreams are synonymous. Dream big. Wish big.

“A dream is a wish your heart makes.” We all know the lyrics to the Cinderella song. To me, dreams and wishes are the same thing. I’m not talking about dreams we have when we are sleep. I’m talking about day dreams, dreams of what our lives will be like in the future. Dreams and wishes are nice things to think about. And, I agree with Britt of My Little Sunshines that dreams don’t have to be big or radical. These are some dreams and wishes I have:

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Wishes and Dreams are synonymous. Dream big. Wish big.

Wishes and Dreams for Myself

I want to be the type of mom that my kids are proud of…that I am proud of being. Same for being a wife. I want to go back to grad school and become a history professor. I want to take my family and travel out of the states. I want to be patient, loving, kind, giving, humble. I want to find success in my skills and hobbies. I want house that I love, that is all my own, that I can brag about.

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Wishes and Dreams for Justin

I want Justin to be successful in his career and to continue loving his job. I want him to continue to grow as an amazing father and husband. I want him to be recognized for his talents and skills by his coworkers, family, and neighbors. I want him to be proud of himself.

Wishes and Dreams for Rhys

I want you to be a good, loving, protective brother for your sister. I want you to forever keep your sense of humor. Continue being a sweet, loving boy and share that love with your future wife, whomever she may be (in at least two decades). I want you to grow up having a strong testimony in Christ and be willing to serve the Lord on a two year mission. I want you to keep your love of learning. I want your sense of adventure and bravery to allow you to have a lot of fun experiences and lead you to try new things.

Wishes and Dreams for Evelyn

I want you to always keep your happy personality–you are so smiley and talkative already. I want desperately for your bowel issues to be resolved–I hope desperately that you will quickly grow out of them. It’d also be nice if you could learn to sleep in your pack-n-play and not rely on cosleeping with us or being rocked in your swing. I want you to learn all that you can. I want you to grow up confident in your looks, ability, faith, and knowledge. I want you to love others and to love life. I want you to find the love of your life and enjoy being a mother as much as I do. I want you to always be open and honest with me.

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Brita from Belle Brita

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Brita Long is the pink and sparkly personality behind the Christian feminist lifestyle blog, Belle Brita. While her first love will always be Paris, she lives happily with her husband Daniel Fleck in the Atlanta area.

Tayler from The Morrell Tale

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Tayler is a motherhood and lifestyle blogger at The Morrell Tale. She loves raising her kids, Rhys (2.5 years old) and Evelyn (1 month old). She also writes about her time as a teacher, her Mormon religion, books she’s read, and recipes she and her husband have created.

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Charlene is a 20 something wife and fur mamma living in Ohio. She uses her blog, “Enduring All Things” to inspire young wives to keep God first and their husbands second in everything they do.

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Laura is a big dreamer, full time marketing manager, blogger, and part-time artist. She aspires to inspire people in their everyday lives and help them to live towards their dreams and making the most out of their lives. She has been blogging for about 6 years now, more recently finding her glorious niche’ of sharing her stories and thoughts of life and daily inspiration.

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#LoveBlog2017 Day 10 | Secrets

Secrets. Everyone has them. Sometimes, they can be absolutely harmless, like secretly loving to watch trashy shows like Bachelor (I don’t, and I know I’m going to receive a lot of hate for that one!). They can be gross like having an 11th toe (I don’t). Or they can be harmful, especially in relationships. That is one thing I absolutely loved about the book Love Me True by Dr. Jason B. Whiting–it focuses on the different ways that couples deceive each other. It could be intentional or unintentional. Whiting shows how harmful any secret or deception or withholding of truth can be. I seriously recommend reading it to any couple wishing to work on communication, transparency, and improving their relationship.

However, I don’t really want to take a serious take on today’s #LoveBlog prompt. I know the guiding questions had to do with relationships and secrets and love. But, since it’s Friday, and I want to go back to some #oldschoolblogging (and since it’s my birthday and I can do what I want),  I want to do a more light-hearted post. So, here are some secrets you may not know about me! Continue Reading

#LoveBlog 2017 Day 9 | A Servant’s Heart

Christians are to be Christ-like. One of the best way to do so is by performing service. During His earthly ministry, not only did Christ teach and preach, but He served others: He healed the sick, ate with the poor and sinners, and forgave. He is our King, Lord, and Savior. But, He acted as a servant during His life: during the Last Supper, He washed the feet of His disciples! We should follow His example of having a servant’s heart. Continue Reading