Brazilian moqueca with wild sea scallops over sweet potato mash

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Brazilian moqueca with wild sea scallops over sweet potato mash

Gluten-Free, Mediterranean, Lean & Clean, Soy-Free, Dairy-Free

2 Servings, 600 Calories/Serving

30–45 Minutes

Executive Chef Justine Kelly’s lush seafood stew was inspired by a moqueca cook-off between two Brazilians at the Sun Basket office. Good times!

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sun Basket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • 1 organic purple or other sweet potato
  • 1 organic lime
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 or 2 cloves organic peeled fresh garlic
  • 3 organic scallions
  • 2 ounces roasted red peppers
  • 2 ounces organic grape or cherry tomatoes
  • Fish options:
  • 10 ounces wild sea scallops
  • 1 wild Pacific skin-on king salmon fillet (about 10 ounces)
  • 2 sustainably raised Faroe Islands skinless salmon fillets (about 5 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek (optional)

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 600, Protein: 18g (36% DV), Fiber: 6g (24% DV), Total Fat: 43g (66% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 15g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 21g (105% DV), Cholesterol: 30mg (10% DV), Sodium: 620mg (26% DV), Carbohydrates: 40g (13% DV), Total Sugars: 9g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV).
Contains: Tree Nuts (coconut)

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten. *Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.

Instructions

2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use

1

Make the sweet potato mash

  • Peel the sweet potato. Cut the potato in half lengthwise, then crosswise into ¼-inch-thick half-moons.
  • Juice half the lime; cut half into wedges for garnish. [Juice 1 lime; cut 1 lime into wedges.]  

In a medium sauce pot, combine the sweet potato and coconut milk. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a vigorous simmer and cook until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and add 1 teaspoon [2 tsp] lime juice. Using the back of a spoon or a masher, mash the potato until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper and stir in 1 teaspoon [2 tsp] oil. Cover and keep warm. While the potato is cooking, start preparing the rest of the meal.

2

Prep the produce

  • Finely chop, press, or grate enough garlic to measure 2 teaspoons [1 TBL]. 
  • Trim the root ends from the scallions; thinly slice the scallions, keeping the white and green parts separate. Set aside the green parts for garnish.
  • Scrape off any seeds from the roasted red peppers; finely chop the peppers.
  • Cut the tomatoes in half.

3

Prep the seafood

For the scallops:

  • Rinse and drain the scallops. Pat dry on a paper-towel-lined plate. Season lightly with salt.

In a large frying pan over high heat, warm 2 to 3 teaspoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the scallops and cook without turning until golden brown on one side, 1 to 2 minutes. Turn and continue cooking until starting to turn opaque but not yet cooked through, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm. Do not clean the pan.

For the salmon:

  • Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel and cut into 1-inch pieces (if using king salmon, discard the skin). Season lightly with salt and pepper. 

4

Cook the moqueca

In the large frying pan over medium heat, warm 2 tablespoons [3 TBL] oil until hot but not smoking. Stir in the garlic and white parts of the scallions and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the roasted red peppers, tomatoes, ¼ cup [½ cup] water, and as much sambal oelek as you like and cook, using the back of a spoon to gently crush the tomatoes, until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the seafood, cover, and cook until the scallops are cooked through or salmon is opaque and flaky, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and season to taste with salt and pepper. 

Serve

Transfer the sweet potato mash to individual bowls and spoon over the moqueca. Garnish with the green parts of the scallions and serve with the lime wedges.

Kids Can!
  • Juice the lime.
  • Combine the sweet potato and coconut milk in a pot.
  • Press the garlic (if you have a press).
  • Measure the water for the moqueca.
  • Garnish with the scallions.