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Fish manioc mush 'pirao de peixe' with pumpkin recipe

A tasty recipe for you here.
A tasty recipe for you here.
Great fish dish for you.

Most of us like fish and here you'll have a very different but delicious recipe for your fish (Brazilian way) to share with your family and friends. It's called 'pirao de peixe' or fish manioc flour mush with pumpkin.

Once it's done it doesn't look so great but it's taste is something different and delicious.


1 pound of fish fillet (any kind of fish with no bones or skin)
1 tomato
1 onion
1 green pepper
1 tablespoon of minced garlic
1/4 glass of oil
1 tablespoon of salt (or more if you'd like)
1 teaspoon of black pepper
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
fresh scallions and parsley (as much as you want to add)
3 cups of water
manioc flour


1 pound of pumpkin (cut in small pieces)
2 carrots
2 potatoes
green beans


Once you have your ingredients chopped up  in your cooking pan, add 3 cups of water and let it cook until your fish starts to brake apart. From your separate pan take some pieces of your cooked pumpkin and mash it down (just like you see in my small pumpkin cakes recipe) article and add it to your cooked fish.

Now it's time to pour your manioc flour, slowly until the water disappear but make sure that your 'pirao' stays moist.

Once it's done your 'pirao' is ready to be served with the veggies from your separate pan. If you'd like to cook some rice it would make your dish look even better.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Add your manioc flour slowly and keep stirring it all the way through.

You would say it's a little bit of work but it's worth it!
The picture that you see has nothing to do with my 'pirao' recipe.

Enjoy your 'pirao' and have fun!

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    Michael Thal 4 years ago

    I love fish, and this recipe sounds delicious. Can't wait to give it a try.

  • Paulo Oliveira - Boston Brazilian Food Examiner 4 years ago

    Hi Michael. I'm sure that if you try this recipe you'll love it! Thanks for the comment.

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    marcos 4 years ago

    Hello Paulo!

    Thanks for the nice recipe! I will try it soon as I am hungry by just looking at this picture I just loved your recipes on this site. Thank you for sharing my friend and keep posting!! :-) Cheers!

  • bonifacio egido 4 years ago

    what an interesting recipe to cook, wow my first time to taste foreign style of cooking fish, this is different I know and I am pretty sure my friends and my family loves it sooooooooo much, knowing that this is unique and new to us. Very simple and yet very interesting and very delicious and nutritious food to eat. Very god to our health since Filipinos keep on eating meat but ones they tried it they will appreciate it and encourage their friends to cook it for their own. Thank you for sharing this to us again. More power.

  • Felipe 4 years ago

    my mom always cook this one!

  • Felipe 4 years ago

    My mom always cooks this one!

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    raymond 4 years ago

    I enjoy eating fish very much and am sure this dish will taste delicious. I love to try new things and thanks for sharing this with me... I will try it out soon.

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    raymond 4 years ago

    I will try out this dish since I enjoy eating fish very much. Thanks for sharing this with me.

  • Virginia, SJ Food Examiner 4 years ago

    Paulo, I tried leaving a comment ALL day yesterday but it was telling ERROR! Supposedly, I was trying to leave profanity. Lol! So here I am again.

    This recipe looks delicious. It is a win-win for me because I love fish, anyway cooked and served. Thank you for always sharing such delicious and exotic recipes with us. And by now you know that I love to cook and eat :)

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    raymond 4 years ago

    I enjoy eating fish and can't wait to try this new dish. I am sure would taste delicious and yummy. Good work and keep it coming.

  • Beverly Mucha 4 years ago

    Good article!
    Stopping in just to say hello – still have open issues when commenting.
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  • Tim Ross 4 years ago

    This is a delicious new way to make fish for us Americans.. The combination of unusual ingredients is amazing.. Great authentic cuisine..

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