Sheepshead Fillet with Cornbread Puree and Butterbean Chow Chow Recipe

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Sheepshead Fillet with Cornbread Puree and Butterbean Chow Chow
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  1. For the chow chow: Combine the vinegar and sugar into large saucepot and heat over medium heat. Reduce by half, and then add the mustard seeds, turmeric, celery seeds and crushed red pepper. Add the tomatoes, peppers, onions and cabbage. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Fold in the blanched butterbeans and yellow mustard. Season with salt. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. For the cornbread puree: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  3. Stir together the cornmeal, bacon fat, baking powder, baking soda, egg and pinch of salt in a 6-inch ovenproof skillet and bake until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Once the cornbread is cooked, crumble into a large saucepot and add the buttermilk until a porridge consistency is reached. Simmer over low heat and season with hot sauce, salt and pepper. Transfer to a blender and puree until smooth.
  4. For the fillet: Add the canola oil to a hot skillet over medium heat. Place the fish skin-side down for 3 minutes. Turn the fish and cook until the skin is crispy and golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  5. To serve, place the sheepshead fillet over the cornbread puree and top with the butterbean chow chow.
  6. This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 972.17 Kcal (4070 kJ)
Calories from fat 396.13 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44.01g 68%
Cholesterol 52.27mg 17%
Sodium 761.24mg 32%
Potassium 1072.66mg 23%
Total Carbs 120.32g 40%
Sugars 65.42g 262%
Dietary Fiber 11.99g 48%
Protein 20.03g 40%
Vitamin C 167.6mg 279%
Iron 4.4mg 24%
Calcium 273.7mg 27%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 89.62 Kcal (375 kJ)
Calories from fat 36.52 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.06g 68%
Cholesterol 4.82mg 17%
Sodium 70.17mg 32%
Potassium 98.88mg 23%
Total Carbs 11.09g 40%
Sugars 6.03g 262%
Dietary Fiber 1.11g 48%
Protein 1.85g 40%
Vitamin C 15.4mg 279%
Iron 0.4mg 24%
Calcium 25.2mg 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 22.3
  • 25

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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