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  Categories: Fish, Brazilian
       Yield: 4 servings
       3    Sprigs fr. cilantro
       1    Md-sz ripe tomato,
     1/2    Md-sz green bell
            -pepper, seeded
       1    Md-sz onion, quart.
            Salt and black pepper
       2 lb Fish fillets (cod,
            -scrod,haddock,or any
            -white, firm-fleshed
       1 tb Fresh lemon juice
     1/2 c  Thin coconut milk*
       2 tb Dende*
       2 tb Peanut oil
   *Heat a coconut in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes so it will
   develop "fault lines. Remove from oven and, holding it in a cloth (it
   will be hot) over a large bowl, hit it along the fault lines with a
   hammer or heavy mallet. The coconut will open. Reserve the liquid,
   remove the meat from the shell and take off the brown outer pieces
   with a pairing knife. Grate the coconut meat, either with a hand
   grater or in a food processor. Wrap in cheesecloth and pour 1/2 cup
   warm water over it while holding it over a bowl. Squeeze the liquid
   from the coconut into the bowl. This is thick coconut milk. Add the
   reserved coconut water and grated coconut residue. This is the only
   way to get the true Brazilian taste. Otherwise, you can buy a bottle
   of coconut milk from specialty stores (and it is pretty hideous).
   African markets in the United States.
   Chop the coriander, tomato, pepper, and onion in a food processor
   until you have a coarse paste. Then place the mixture in a large,
   heavy skillet over low heat. Add the salt and pepper and cook for 15
   minutes. Add the fish fillets to the mixture and continue cooking
   for an additional 5 to 7 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients,
   stir and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Serve the moqueca hot with
   white rice and Farofa.