Fish Chowder (Bermuda)
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- Ready In:
- 2hrs 15mins
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 medium onions, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 green peppers, chopped
- 5 cups water
- 1 1⁄2 lbs red snapper fillets
- 2 bay leaves
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 10 peppercorns
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves or 6 whole cloves
- 1 (28 ounce) can chopped tomatoes, with juice
- 1 (10 ounce) can beef consomme
- 1⁄4 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 lbs potatoes, peeled and diced
- 6 celery ribs, diced
- 6 carrots, diced
- 2 tablespoons pepper sauce (Outerbridge's Original Sherry Peppers Sauce is traditional)
- 1⁄4 cup dark rum
- 8 lemon wedges
- chopped parsley (to garnish)
- fresh ground pepper
- Melt the butter and cook the onions, garlic and green pepper in it until soft. Then add the water and the fish filets.
- Add the bay leaves and thyme, then put the peppercorns and whole cloves (if that's what you're using) into a tea ball and drop into the stock.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 30 minutes.
- Add the tomatoes, the beef consomme, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce. Stir until well incorporated, then add the potatoes, carrots and celery.
- Add the rum and Sherry Peppers sauce and bring back to a boil.
- Reduce heat and partially cover the pot. Simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
- When the chowder is done, remove the tea ball and bay leaves, garnish with the parsley and top each serving with ground black pepper.
- Serve with lemon wedges, extra rum and Sherry Peppers sauce on the side.
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