Total Time
3hrs
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 1 hr

The first recipe I've contributed. This has become a household favorite and good for guests. I found it in Julia Aiken's cookbook Easy Entertaining, where she explains that she's taken some liberties with the original Bermudan recipe, preferring chunkier soups to liquefied ones. Me too.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan or dutch over, heat oil over medium high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring, for 3-5 minutes or until onion is soft but not brown. Add potatoes, carrots, celery, bell pepper, thyme, salt, pepper, cloves and bay leaf. Cook, stirring, for 3-5 minutes until bell pepper starts to soften.
  2. Stir in canned beef broth and one can of water; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium low; simmer, covered, for 15 minutes or until vegetables are just tender.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, ketchup, rum and Worcestershire sauce; bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium low; simmer, covered, for one hour or until vegetables are very tender.
  4. Stir in fish; simmer, covered, 10 minutes until fish is opaque. Stir in parsley; season to taste with additional salt and pepper. Ladle into warm soup bowls and serve at once with hot pepper sauce.

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