Recipe courtesy of Fresco's

Fish Chowder

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
  • Total: 1 hr 35 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 1 hr 15 min


1 teaspoon hot sauce

1 1/2 cups tomato juice

1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon Bermuda black rum or dark rum

1 teaspoon sherry peppers (a special Bermudan pepper-flavored sherry)

2 teaspoons butter

1 onion, chopped

2 stalks celery, chopped

1 chile pepper, seeded and chopped

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 pound fresh grouper, cut into chunks

1 whole carrot, peeled and chopped

2 tomatoes, chopped

1 whole red pepper, chopped

1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes

1 large potato, peeled and chopped

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 cups fish stock or water


  1. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over high heat. Add the onion, celery, and chili pepper and saute until tender; stir in the tomato paste. Add the grouper and stir until the fish is coated. Mix in the carrot, tomatoes, red pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, potato, and salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to medium and add the fish stock, hot sauce, tomato juice, and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer over medium heat for 1 hour.
  2. Serve in bowls and drizzle with rum and sherry peppers.
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7 Reviews


Great authentic tasting Bermudian Fish Chowder! I used 2 tsp. red pepper flakes instead of the 1 Tbsp. and it was STILL too spicy (I didn't even bother with the sherry peppers), so I suggest 1 tsp. instead. Used 3 large carrots instead of 1, and 1-1/2 lbs. of Grouper... better amount fish in final product! Used 2 cups of tomato juice, 2 cups of fish stock AND 1 cup water. The rum is a must! Now I consider this recipe perfect... just like at the Hog Penny!

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