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The Galley: Fish Chowder Recipe and Pulled Pork

By Betha Merit

As fall fish move about to their new homes, species such as drum, flounder and snapper are readily available for catch or purchase. And with the onset of cooler temps, our appetites are ready for heartier fare. Think soups, stews, and chowders.

It is also convenient to have an easy make ahead main dish ingredient for a simple but filling meal preparation. Pulled pork is a flavorful food that can be served over rice, on baked potatoes or in tortillas. Just add avocado.

fish chowder recipe The Galley: Fish Chowder Recipe and Pulled Pork

Fall Fish Chowder Recipe

  • 2 pounds black drum (or redfish, sheepshead, flounder or other white fish) cut into bite sized cubes
  • 10 slices bacon
  • 6 unpeeled red skinned potatoes, cut in small bite sized chunks
  • 3 diced carrots
  • one medium chopped yellow onion
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • optional fall veggies, chopped, up to one cup
  • 2 cups half and half
  • salt, pepper, Old Bay spice, fresh parsley.

Fry bacon in pan until crispy, remove from pan for crumbling, and keep grease. Sear fish chunks in hot bacon grease for several minutes, then remove from pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper; set aside.

Par boil the chopped potatoes for ten minutes, drain and place in large stew pot, adding the diced carrots. Crumble the cooked bacon on top, Sear the onions, mushrooms and any added veggies in bacon grease for several minutes with a dash of Old Bay, then pour the whole mixture into the stew pot. Sprinkle with more salt and pepper and 1-3 Tablespoon Old Bay.

Add half and half (and water if needed) to just cover the mixture, and simmer for 20 minutes on medium heat. You may thicken with flour if you prefer a thicker broth. Add cooked, seared drum for last five minutes of cooking. Serve with warm crusty bread.

pulledpork The Galley: Fish Chowder Recipe and Pulled Pork

Simple Slow Cooker Green Chile Pulled Pork

  • 1 1/2 pounds pork shoulder or tenderloin
  • 1 large jar green chile salsa
  • 3 teaspoons dried cilantro, oregano, or parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • water to cover
  • Optional: diced serrano or jalapeno peppers to taste
  • Avocados for serving options.

Grease slow cooker container with oil or spray. Cut pork into several large pieces and pat with salt and pepper and place in slow cooker. Pour salsa over pork. Sprinkle with dried spices. Add optional green peppers. Add water if necessary to cover pork. Turn on high and cook for about 8 hours, or until pork is falling apart.

To serve, use two forks to pull meat apart, while in cooker. Serve over rice, baked potatoes, or wrapped in tortillas. Garnish all with shredded cheese and avocado.

Guide to Clear Lake Marinas

 

clearlakemarinas1 Guide to Clear Lake Marinas

1. Bal Harbour Marina (Private)

Max Length: 45
Total/Transient Slips: 133/Call
Approach/Dockside Depth: 5/4
Fuel: No
Pumpout: No
Repairs: No

2. South Shore Harbour Marina

Max Length: 120
Total/Transient Slips: 855/Call
Approach/Dockside Depth: 8/10
Fuel: Diesel/Gas
Pumpout: Yes
Repairs: No

3. Clear Lake Marine Center

Max Length: 45
Total/Transient Slips: 161/Call
Approach/Dockside Depth: 6.5/6.5
Fuel: No
Pumpout: No
Repairs: Hull / Engine

4. Marina del Sol

Max Length: 55
Total/Transient Slips: 331/10
Approach/Dockside Depth: 8/5
Fuel: No
Pumpout: Yes
Repairs: No

5. Waterford Harbor Marina

Max Length: 70
Total/Transient Slips: 643/Call
Approach/Dockside Depth: 7/7
Fuel: No
Pumpout: Yes
Repairs: No

clearlakemarinas2 Guide to Clear Lake Marinas

6. Watergate Yachting Center

Max Length: 120
Total/Transient Slips: 1200/10
Approach/Dockside Depth: 9/9
Fuel: No
Pumpout: No
Repairs: Hull / Engine / Prop

7. Legend Point Marina

Max Length: 50
Total/Transient Slips: 254/Call
Approach/Dockside Depth: 7/6
Fuel: No
Pumpout: Yes
Repairs: No

8. Lakewood Yacht Club (Private)

Max Length: 100
Total/Transient Slips: 300/Call
Approach/Dockside Depth: 10/8
Fuel: Diesel/Gas
Pumpout: Yes
Repairs: No

9. Blue Dolphin Yachting Center

Max Length: 75
Total/Transient Slips: 237/Call
Approach/Dockside Depth: 8/8
Fuel: No
Pumpout: No
Repairs: No

10. Seabrook Marina/Shipyard and Fuel Dock

Max Length: 125
Total/Transient Slips: 750/20
Approach/Dockside Depth: 10/9
Fuel: Diesel/Gas
Pumpout: Yes
Repairs: Hull / Engine / Prop

11. Portofino Harbour Marina

Max Length: 55
Total/Transient Slips: 212/5
Approach/Dockside Depth: 7/7
Fuel: No
Pumpout: Yes
Repairs: No

12. Kemah Boardwalk Marina

Max Length: 100
Total/Transient Slips: 414/50
Approach/Dockside Depth: 10/10
Fuel: No
Pumpout: No
Repairs: No

Choosing the Right Marina

marinas Choosing the Right Marina

Which Marina?

When looking for a Marina here are a few things to consider:

  • Parking
  • Fuel and Pump out Service
  • Carts to haul stuff
  • Social Opportunities: BBQ cook outs , mixers, dock parties
  • Electric, Water, WI-FI, Cable
  • Swimming Pool, Tennis Courts, other recreational facilities
  • Clean and Plentiful Bathrooms with Showers
  • Washing Machines and Dryers
  • Slips for live on boards
  • Ice: free or not
  • Pet friendly grounds
  • Distance by water to favorite cruising, racing and fishing spots
  • Distance by water or land to restaurants, grocery, and marine supply stores
  • Mechanic or yard services on site
  • Fixed or floating docks and ease for boarding
  • Covered or Uncovered Slips
  • Protection from weather and wake
  • Annual Cost of Slip
  • Payment Schedule
  • Additional fees for other services
  • Dry Stack Storage
marinamap Choosing the Right Marina

FREEPORT

1. Bridge Harbor Yacht Club
411 Sailfish Ave.
Freeport, Texas 77541
(979) 233-2101
 
2. Freeport Municipal Marina
202 East 2nd St.
Freeport, Texas 77541
(979) 236-1221
 
3. Surfside Marina
827 Gulf Rd.
Surfside Beach, Texas 77541
(979) 230-9400
 

GALVESTON

4. Galveston Yacht Basin
715 North Holiday Drive
Galveston, Texas 77550
(409) 765-3000
 
5. Pelican Rest Marina
7819 Broadway
Galveston, Texas 77554
(409) 744-2618
 

CLEAR LAKE

6. Blue Dolphin Yachting Center
500 Blue Dolphin Dr.
Seabrook, Texas 77586
(281) 474-2271
 
7. Clear Lake Marine Center
4141 E. Nasa Parkway
Seabrook, Texas 77586
(281) 326-4426
 
8. Marina Del Sol
1203 Twin Oaks Blvd.
Kemah, Texas 77565
(281) 334-3909
 
9. Portofino Marina
One Portofino Plaza
Clear Lake Shores, Texas 77565
(281) 334-6007
 
10. Seabrook Marina
1900 Shipyard Dr.
Seabrook, Texas 77586
(281) 474-2586
 
 11. South Shore Harbour Marina
2551 South Shore Blvd.
League City, Texas 77573
(281) 334-0515
 
 12. Waterford Harbor Yacht Club
800 Mariner Dr.
Kemah, Texas 77565
(281) 334-4400
 
13. Watergate Yachting Center
1500 Marina Bay Drive
Kemah, Texas 77565
(281) 334-1511
 
14. Kemah Boardwalk Marina
555 Bradford St.
Kemah, Texas 77565
(281) 334-2284