Muqueca Restaurant

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Place Category: Food and Drink, Pubs and Taverns, Restaurants, Neighborhood, East Cambridge, and Inman SquarePlace Tags: brazilian cuisine, brunch, dinner, east cambridge, food, food and drink, inman square, and restaurant

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  • About Muqueca

    MOQUECA is a typical dish from the states of Bahia and Espírito Santo that incorporates Brazilian native Indian, African and Portuguese cookery. MOQUECA is type of seafood ragout or stew made of any combination of fish and shellfish. The name of this dish is derived from the Indian word – POKEKAS – dishes  wrapped in banana leaves and cooked over charcoal. Africans brought over to Brazil as slaves and working as cooks in the kitchen of the Big House sugar plantation, modified the indigenous dishes.

    Today MOQUECAS are cooked on top of the stove in a clay pot. The seafood is poached in a rich broth which is seasoned with tomatoes, cilantro, onions and sweet peppers. Coconut milk, dende oil – palm oil – or a zest of hot  sauce (if you dare) can be also in the sauce for flavor variation.

    Families will feel right at home at this restaurant with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere. Seating is readily available at Muqueca Restaurant for those with large parties. Gluten-free and low-fat eaters will enjoy the menu at Muqueca Restaurant.

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