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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Seafood
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/2   lb           Grouper, Wahoo, or other
                         -firm fish
                         Celery, onion, carrot,
                         -and leek, cut rough to
                         -make stock
                         Bay leaf, peppercorns, thyme
    1       ea           Carrot, large
    1       ea           Green pepper, large
    2       ea           Potatoes, large
    2       ea           Tomatoes, large
    1       ea           Onion, large
    2       ea           Stalks celery
    4       oz           Butter
    4       oz           Flour
    3       oz           Tomato paste
    2       oz           Black rum
    1       x            Salt and pepper to taste
    2       oz           Sherry peppers (liquid), or
                         -substitute 1 chili pepper
   To a stockpot with 4 qts. water add whole fish plus vegetables and
   herbs for stock. Bring to a boil, skimming off any scum from surface.
   Let simmer for 20 to 25 minutes. While it is cooking, dice the rest
   of the vegetables to 1/2". Strain and set aside both the stock and
   the fish. When fish are cool, remove skin and discard, then remove
   and set aside all meat from fish carcasses. In the cleaned stockpot
   melt the butter and add the diced vegetables. Saute over medium heat
   for about 5 minutes. Add flour and stir for about 2 minutes on low
   heat. Slowly add fish stock, whisking to blend vegetable mixture to a
   smooth consistency. Bring to a boil and add tomato paste. Reduce heat
   and let simmer for 45 to 50 minutes. Just before it has cooked for 45
   minutes, add fish, sherry peppers, and rum. Season to taste.
   Shared by Kim Canteenwalla, Chef de Cuisine, The REEFS, Southampton,
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