Fisherman's Bake

December 2008
Fisherman's Bake

by 6 people

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Serve with dinner rolls.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 50 mins

  • 2 ounces bacon, chopped
  • 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup clam juice
  • 1 3/4 pounds baking potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 ounces cooked shrimp, peeled
  • 3/4 pound tilapia fillets
  • 2 cups crushed saltine crackers
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees . In a large pot, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp; using a slotted spoon, transfer to a bowl. Add the scallions to the pot and cook until softened. Whisk in the flour and cook, whisking, for 2 minutes. Whisk in the clam juice and 2 cups water; bring to a boil. Add the potatoes and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in the heavy cream. Season with salt.
  2. In an 8-inch square baking dish, arrange the shrimp and ladle the chowder on top, reserving 1/2 cup. Top with the tilapia; season with salt and pepper and pour the reserved chowder on top. Toss together the crackers and bacon; sprinkle on top. Bake until the fish is cooked through, about 15 minutes.
Tip Swap it:
  • Use flounder or sole in place of the tilapia.