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Bermuda fish stew recipe

Bermuda fish stew recipe

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  • Dish type
  • Main course
  • Stew and casserole
  • Fish stew

A fresh and light - yet warming - fish stew recipe that hails from Bermuda. Serve with a loaf of warm, crusty bread and Sherry Pepper Sauce to sprinkle on top.

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IngredientsServes: 6

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 sticks celery, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 1L fish or seafood stock
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 fresh green or jalapeno chilli, seeded and minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 450g red snapper fillets, cut into 2.5cm pieces

MethodPrep:30min ›Cook:50min ›Ready in:1hr20min

  1. Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add celery, carrots, onion, green pepper and garlic; saute about 8 minutes.
  2. Stir in tomato puree, and cook 1 minute. Add fish stock, potatoes, tinned tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, chilli, bay leaf and ground black pepper. Simmer until potatoes are tender, stirring about every 30 minutes.
  3. Add fish. Simmer until snapper is easily flaked with fork, about 10 minutes.

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Reviews in English (60)

I thought this was really good, I did add a tsp of paprika and a drop of white wine, will defo make again. my husband suggested using smoked fish though as the stew has a strong tomato flavour and overpowers the fish a little.-17 Aug 2013


I am a Bermudian and I have tried this recipe many times. I believe that you have to add your own amounts of seasoning when making fish chowder - to suit your personal taste - this recipe is the PERFECT start!-13 Mar 2008

by Crogirl

I have made this several times and have made a few changes . I added a few more spices, cayenne, dash nutmeg, tumeric, cumin, dash cinnamon, ginger and coriander. Ok, more than a few. The nutmeng, cumin and cinnamon especially give the flavour an exotic lift. No one can quite figure out the undertones but they love it. Just a little of everything is all it takes. Not too heavy or it is overwhelming.-02 Apr 2009