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Close up of a glass bowl of Bermuda Inspired Fish Chowder with a spoon.

Fish Chowder

Although I grew up in San Diego, I don't think I've ever tasted fish so fresh as my visit to Bermuda, and this Bermuda fish chowder embodies that great experience with each bite.
Cook Time: 2 hours
Servings: 8
Calories: 332kcal


  • lb. white fish fillets finely diced (ex. snapper, bass, grouper or cod)
  • 64 oz. seafood stock
  • 28 oz. tomatoes drained & chopped
  • 1 ½ cups onion chopped (1 medium size)
  • 1 ½ cups celery chopped (3 stalks)
  • 1 cup red bell pepper chopped
  • 2 tbsp. garlic chopped (5 cloves)
  • 3 dried bay leaves
  • ½ cup parsley chopped
  • 1 cup white wine
  • ½ cup agave nectar
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tbsp. worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon


  • Sherry Pepper Rum sauce


  • In a large pot, on medium low heat, add the olive oil and garlic and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add the onion, celery, parsley, red pepper, and tomatoes; raise heat to medium and cook 10 minutes, stirring periodically.
  • Add in the seafood stock, thyme, cayenne, paprika, bay leaves, cinnamon, salt, pepper, lemon juice and ketchup and bring to a boil.
  • Add the finely diced fish and agave nectar and cook uncovered for 90 - 120 minutes on medium. Periodically, use large whisk to stir and break up the fish pieces. While the chowder is cooking, be sure to constantly remove any impurities that may rise to the surface.
  • Fish out bayleaves, Chowder is traditionally served warm with a tablespoon of rum and a few dashes of sherry pepper sauce.
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Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 1605mg | Potassium: 1065mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 1587IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 162mg | Iron: 4mg


Large Pot

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

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