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Sheephead chowder

capt louiecapt louie Moderatorcitrus countyPosts: 10,881 Moderator
Well any fish works but when the recipe was given to me years back it was for sheeps. It works good with trout that's been in the freezer awhile also.
But any fillets work, especially firm meat types of fish.

These amounts are approximate and are for about 4 servings or 2 hungry people.

4 slice of bacon diced
1 medium onion chopped
4 med potatoes peeled and cubed into bite size pc.
2 cup milk
3-4 fillets cut into small cubes ( or two fillets from a big fish)
salt and pepper
small jar of cheez wiz ( scary huh ?) we'll get back to that.
any hot sauce or redpepper flakes are up to you but do use plenty of black pepper.

Start frying bacon (removing any excess fat , up to you) when it starts to brown some put the onion in and cook untill it starts to brown a little.
add the potatoes with salt/pepper and cover with water barely. Cook covered untill taters are done. About 5 min or so.
reduce heat and add the milk. Bring the temp up to almost a simmer keeping the heat low.
Add the fish and cover for about 2-3 min. .

OK the weird part., add the Cheez wiz and stir until disolved. Turn off the heat.
If you want to take it to the next level let it cool,put into the fridge and reheat and eat it the next day. ALWAYS better when you do that.

Well that is the basic. You want to get fancy take the bones and make stock,add herbs,clams or whatever.
But don't omit the cheez wiz.. trust me on that.
"You'll get your weather"


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