Moqueca (Brazilian Seafood Stew)

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  1. Laurita! I think you can find the palm oil at the Asian stores near you. My sisters in California buy it at those places. Even though, palm oil is widely used in the state of Bahia to make those moquecas and acarajés, the majority of the ingredients we use in Brazil nowadays were actually brought first by the Portuguese merchants in the 1500’s, all the way from South Asia and Africa, where they used to do a lot of trades prior to “discovering” the whole American continent – North, Central and South – Portugal & Spain. As far as I know, after reading some History books, the southern native Indians in Brazil, only knew how to grow two things, when the Portuguese first got to Brazil – in South Bahia, by the way: manioc and peanuts… In the case of the palm oil, its origin is from Western Africa, from Senegal to Angola!
    About your recipe: Voilá, D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!!!

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