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Moqueca Fish Pie Feast Ixta-belfrage
Moqueca Fish Pie Feast Ixta-belfrage
Moqueca Fish Pie Feast Ixta-belfrage
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Moqueca Fish Pie

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Ixta Belfrage’s menu is a vibrant selection of dishes inspired by her Brazilian and Mexican upbringing – “these cuisines have shaped the way I cook,” says Ixta. 


To drink, Ixta’s spiced pear and rooibos tea can be enjoyed as it is with ice and lime, or with a splash of tequila or mezcal.


“For the main, I’ve taken Brazilian fish stew, moqueca, and topped it with mashed potato to make an English-style fish pie” says Ixta. She starts by frying peppers, garlic, and tomatoes in palm fruit oil until soft. “Palm fruit oil is one of the most important ingredients in moqueca as it adds a ghee-like flavour with notes of carrot and paprika,” Ixta explains, ”in its commercial uses, (refined) palm oil has a bad reputation, but we’re using sustainably-sourced, fair trade, unrefined cooking oil, which is ubiquitous in Brazilian cuisine.” She adds coconut milk, lime juice, coriander and spring onions, along with prawns, and lightly-cured fish, then tops with mashed potato, ready to be baked. To finish, it’s garnished with batata palha (fried potato sticks) for added crunch.