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?

Tayler from The Morrell Tale.com

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

  • YUM that looks delish!

    • It really is! And totally customizable!

  • Jocelyne Shults

    I’ve never heard of this before and yes looks absolutely delicious. Adding to my recipes. 🙂 -Jocelyne from resonatecreations.com

    • Thanks so much! You’ll really enjoy it!

  • This is totally a unique way of using tilapia! We do the same thing and use the same ingredients the same way over and over… This looks super good! I love when a recipe experiment goes right! 🙂

    • I never thought to put fish in soup or stew, but it’s quite chunky and I love it!