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
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.
For the cornbread puree: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Stir together the cornmeal
, bacon fat, baking powder, baking soda
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.
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.
To serve, place the sheepshead fillet
over the cornbread
puree and top with the butterbean chow chow.
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.