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Caribbean Fish Pot

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Ingredients
  Bacon 1 Pound, sliced , cut crosswise into 1/2 inch pieces
  Okra 1 1⁄2 Pound, tops trimmed, sliced on the diagonal into 1/2 inch slices
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Red bell peppers 2 , stemmed, seeded, and cut into 1/2 inch dice
  Onion 1 Large, cut into 1/2 inch dice
  Garlic cloves 6 Large, minced
  Canned plum tomatoes with juice 2 Cup (32 tbs), crushed
  Minced chili 2 Teaspoon, seeds and ribs removed (Scotch Bonnet / Other Hot Variety, Adjust Quantity As Per Taste)
  Fresh thyme leaves/1 tablespoon dried thyme 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Bay leaves 3
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Adjust Quantity As Per Taste)
  Fish stock/Bottled clam juice 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Defatted chicken broth 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Grouper fillets/Red snapper fillets 2 Pound, skinned and cut crosswise into 2-inch slices
  Grouper fillets/Red snapper fillets 2 Pound, skinned and cut crosswise into 2 inch slices
  Sea scallops 1 Pound
  Large shrimp 1 Pound, peeled and deveined
  Lump crabmeat 8 Ounce, picked over for shell and cartilage
  Oranges 2 , zest grated
  Chopped fresh cilantro leaves 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (For Garnish)
  Coarsely chopped fresh cilantro 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (For Garnish)
Directions

MAKING
1) In a large heavy pot, cook the bacon over a medium heat until transparent.
2) Stir in the okra and cook for about 5 minutes until the bacon is slightly brown.
3) Add the oil, then stir in the bell peppers, onion, and garlic, then cook for 7 to 10 minutes until the vegetables are softened.
4) Stir in the tomatoes, chili, thyme, bay leaves, and cayenne pepper, then cook over a medium-low heat for 15 minutes.
5) Pour in the fish stock and chicken broth, then partially cover and cook for another 30 minutes.
6) Add the fish fillets and seallops, then cook uncovered over a medium-high heat for 2 minutes.
7) Stir in the shrimp and cook for another 2 minutes. Then stir in the crabmeat and cook for another 1 minute.
8) Fold in the orange zest and sprinkle with the chopped cilantro.

SERVING
9) Serve immediately on individual serving plates.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Caribbean
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Saute
Ingredient: 
Fish
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
70 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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