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Bahamian conch chowder....

Friday, August 13, 2010

Brought back 15 conch caught the morning I left Bimini and yielded about 3.5 pounds of meat. Used it all in one big pot of Chowder that had to be the best I have ever had. I entered it in the recipe calculator and it is only 201 calories per 1 cup serving and loaded with good stuff for you.....


* 3 pounds Conch
* Lime Juice, 2 oz
*Tomato paste, no salt added, 2 small cans.
* Bacon, 4 medium slices cut in to small pieces
* Olive Oil, 3 tbsp
* 2 Jalapeno Pepper chopped
* Large Onion chopped
* 1 large Green Bell Pepper chopped
* 4 large stalks Celery chopped
* Garlic, 5 clove chopped
* 4 cans tomatoes, diced, no salt, (14 oz. cans)
* Bay Leaf
* Rum, 4 fl oz (I used Appelton's)
* 3 TB Worcestershire Sauce
* 1.5 tsp Thyme
* 5 Med size Potatoes chopped
* cilantro (fresh)
* Cholula or other hot sauce

1. Cut the conch into 1/2 inch pieces and place in a bowl.
Add the lime juice and tomato paste and mix well; set aside to marinate.
In a large stew pot, cook the bacon until browned.
Pour off the fat.
Add the olive oil, onion, celery, garlic, green pepper, and jalapeno pepper.
Cook over medium-low heat until very lightly browned.
Add the tomatoes and cook for 1 minute.
Add the rum, Worcestershire , potatoes, conch mixture, bay leaf, and thyme. Bring to a boil, and then simmer for about 1 hour. Potatoes should be tender. Discard bay leaf.
Season with salt and pepper to taste and stir in the Hot Sauce to taste.
To serve, sprinkle with fresh chopped cilantro.
makes 18 1-cup servings

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  • XIOMI1209
    Yummy!!! I love conch chowder! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Conch is not cheap so I'm envious that you were able to just go and catch 'em.
    2862 days ago
  • JUGE300000
    Sounds great! Hope you had an enjoyable time in the Bahamas.

    2864 days ago
    Sounds wonderful! If only I had some conch. Made a corn chowder last weekend which was fantastic.

    Hope you had a great time in the Bahamas!
    2865 days ago
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