This Brazilian classic has been eaten for ever.  Now I’m not Brazilian, nor do I have any Brazilian heritage but I do know good food when I taste it. And this is GOOD!!  I had this years ago and set out to duplicate the flavors to form the perfect E meal in my Trim Healthy Mama way of eating (Learn more about THM here).




3 Tbsp Lime Juice

1 Tbsp Cumin

1 Tbsp Paprika

3 Garlic Cloves minced

1/2 tsp Mineral Salt or Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

1/2 tsp Ground Pepper

1 1/2 pounds white fish (tilapia, basa, haddock, sole)

1 cup of shrimp

1/2 cup low fat chicken stock

2 medium onions

4 large red, orange, yellow, or green Bell Peppers  (mix for vibrant colors)

1- 796 ml (26 fluid ounces) can of Diced Tomatoes (drained)

1- 400 ml (13 ounces) can of light Coconut Milk

1 handful of fresh Cilantro, diced up.


  • Mix lime juice, cumin, paprika, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl.  Pour into a seal-able plastic bag over the white fish, shake to coat the fish….let set in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Heat chicken stock and onions, on medium high heat, in a large soup pot, cover and let cook until onions are transparent.
  • Add bell peppers, white fish (with it’s marinade), shrimp, diced tomatoes, and coconut milk to the pot, stir in and let simmer on medium heat for 10 minutes.  Stirring occasionally.
  • Add cilantro and let cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Serve over brown rice or quinoa.
  • Serve and Enjoy <3

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  1. Oh man, I love finding E dinners that aren’t some variation on chicken+salsa+rice/beans (I mean, I like those, but I think two thirds of the E entrees on Pinterest are Mexican-esque). And an excuse to use shrimp, too. Thank you!

  2. This sounds delicious! I will definitely be using this recipe soon. Does it freeze well do you know? I like to make my THM recipes to freeze so I can stock up and only have to cook a few days a week?

    • chrissybenoit Reply

      It doesn’t last long enough in our house to freeze, I can’t see why it wouldn’t though.

  3. Chrissy I made this for supper last night. It was delicious! We are looking forward to eating leftovers tonight! It’s also a beautiful dish. Thanks!

    • chrissybenoit Reply

      Awe I love to hear this! Thanks so much, I’m so glad you liked it. <3

    • chrissybenoit Reply

      yes, you’ll have an easy time subbing most any white fish.

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