This recipe comes from the beautiful island of Bermuda. A wonderful blend of seafood and spices creates a meal in itself! Serve with a loaf of warm, crusty bread and Sherry Pepper Sauce to sprinkle on top.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
4 or more servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add celery, carrots, onion, green pepper, and garlic; saute about 8 minutes.

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  • Stir in tomato paste, and cook 1 minute. Add clam juice, potatoes, canned tomatoes with juice, Worcestershire sauce, jalapeno pepper, bay leaf, and ground black pepper. Simmer until potatoes are tender, stirring about every 30 minutes.

  • Add fish. Simmer until snapper is easily flaked with fork, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

227 calories; protein 19.4g; carbohydrates 23.8g; fat 5.9g; cholesterol 32.8mg; sodium 656.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2008
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/14/2011
I did everything as written except that I forgot the potatoes. It's a little bland. If I made it again I'd add some extra seasonings. Read More
(3)
78 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2008
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! Read More
(58)
Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2009
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. Read More
(32)
Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2008
This is a good start. I looked at a few other recipes and tried to make it taste like what I had in Bermuda so I made a couple of changes I added a dash of nutmeg allspice cayenne pepper thyme one clove 2 tbsp of dark rum 4 tbsp of sherry pepper sauce and Walleye for the fish because I have a freezer full of it. Turned out great and smells so good when it's cooking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2007
Wow this was an even bigger hit than I expected. The store was out of clam juice so I used 3 cans of clams packed in clam juice and added a cup of water. The clams made the chowder nice and meaty. Will definately make again. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2005
This soup is spectacular and very easy. I used chicken broth in lieu of the clam juice and also added a can of corn. I wanted a recipe for striped bass and this was perfect. Will definitely make again! Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2009
Excellent!! I did make a few personalizations... added canned baby clams added a habenero instead of a jalapeno and also added 1/2 cup of dark rum and 1 lb of jumbo prawns. The soup was good right after preparing but was fantastic the next day!!! I am currently making another batch to freeze and have ready for a last minute thaw and serve dinner. Read More
(18)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2008
This recipe was great. I cooked it exactly according to the recipe but since I had just under a pound of cod I added some canned clams when I added the fish. It was really good. Just enough zing but not too much. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2008
This was a pleasant surprise. I really liked the flavor and it was nice to have such a fresh tasting fish soup! Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2008
I had to make do with the ingredients I had on hand and I didn't have enough clam juice. I made up the difference with chicken broth. I think it would have been much better if I had had enough juice. I did add extra seafood though (bar clams scallops crab shrimp) and used tilapia instead of snapper since I didn't have any. Read More
(11)
Rating: 3 stars
03/14/2011
I did everything as written except that I forgot the potatoes. It's a little bland. If I made it again I'd add some extra seasonings. Read More
(3)
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