My Grouper Chowder

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This was one of those things where I happened to have these ingredients on hand and they all kind of just fell into the pot together. The hubby thought it was good enough that he demanded I immediately write it down.

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  • add   2 small baking potatoes
  • add   3 tablespoons Crystal hot sauce
  • add   1 lemon
  • add   1 cup finely diced ham
  • add   1 bunch green onions
  • add   1 quart chicken broth
  • add   1 (1 lb) grouper fillet
  • add   3 cloves garlic
  • add   2 tablespoons butter
  • add   1 quart whole milk
  • add   1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • add   salt and pepper
  • add   1 small red bell pepper
  • add   1 stalk celery, finely chopped (with green leafy part)

Instructions

  1. In a heavy Dutch oven, heat butter and place grouper fillet skin side down and saute 1-2 minutes or until skin loosens from the flesh.
  2. Remove to plate discard skin.
  3. Add celery, bell pepper, and ham and saute 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add green onion and garlic and saute 1-2 more minutes.
  5. Add the stock, lemon juice, and hot sauce and bring up to a slow boil.
  6. Add potatoes and cook for about 15 minutes or until tender.
  7. Reduce heat and add the fish and cook until the fish can be broken up with a spoon.
  8. Add the milk- being careful not to boil- and heat through.
  9. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  10. Serve with crusty french bread.