Recipes from Bermuda: Bermuda Fish Casserole

Recipes from Bermuda

Bermuda Fish Chowder

Country: Bermuda
Course: Main
Makes: 6 to 8 servings


  • 4 tbsp 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 tsp dried thyme
  • 10 peppercorns
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves or 6 whole cloves
  • 1 28-oz can chopped tomatoes, with juice
  • 1 10-oz can beef consomme
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Worchestershire Sauce
  • 2 lbs potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 6 ribs celery, diced
  • 6 carrots, diced
  • 2 tbsp Outerbridge's Original Sherry Peppers Sauce
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 8 lemon wedges
  • chopped parsley for garnish
  • freshly ground pepper


  1. Melt the butter and cook the onions, garlic and green pepper in it until soft. Then add the water and the fish filets.
  2. 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.
  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes, the beef consomme, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce. Stir until well incorporated, then add the potatoes, carrots and celery.
  5. Add the rum and Sherry Peppers sauce and bring back to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat and partially cover the pot. Simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  7. When the chowder is done, remove the tea ball and bay leaves, garnish with the parsley and top each serving with ground black pepper.
  8. Serve with lemon wedges, extra rum and Sherry Peppers sauce on the side.