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Old 01-25-2008, 08:05 PM   #11
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I will be whipping this up tomorrow!

Thank you all SO much!!!
Here's what I like. I whip up a pot every couple of weeks. About my chopped conch - it has texture. Most "guests" generally prefer it finely blended.

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BAHAMIAN CONCH CHOWDER

2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 sticks celery, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
1 red or green pepper, seeded and chopped
1 medium potato, peeled and chopped
1 tsp dried thyme
tsp crushed red pepper flakes
tsp ground allspice
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 bay leaves

1 cn diced tomatoes
1 cn clam juice
2 cups chix broth

1 lb conch meat (about 4 queen conchs) chopped fine I like to cut at least half into bite sized chunks

1 tbsp vinegar
6 sprigs parsley, chopped
4 scallions, minced
1 tsp salt
black pepper to taste

In a large saucepan , medium heat, saute' the onion, celery, carrots, red or green pepper, potato, thyme, red pepper flakes, allspice, garlic, and bay leaves for 5 minutes or more in olive oil until they begin to soften.

Add the tomatoes, clam juice, and broth. Heat to boiling, then reduce to simmer.

Add conch and simmer for 35 minutes, uncovered.

Add vinegar, parsley, scallions, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Serves 8

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Old 01-25-2008, 09:24 PM   #12
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very close to this, minus the edits.

Bahamian Conch Chowder Recipe - Food Reference Soups & Stews
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:07 AM   #13
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i was just lurker surfing and found an old thread, but a good one.

i bought a large can of sliced conch to make fra diavolo, but now i may switch to a stew.

any more conch or whelk fans out there?

i've always wanted to try them grilled in their shells.
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:24 AM   #14
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I've read some interesting threads lurker surfing.
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:43 AM   #15
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I love the taste of conch! Conch soup or conch fritters are delicious. I'd think the meat is probably too tough to grill in the shell though. If I had some I'd grind it up.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:09 AM   #16
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i was just lurker surfing and found an old thread, but a good one.

i bought a large can of sliced conch to make fra diavolo, but now i may switch to a stew.

any more conch or whelk fans out there?

i've always wanted to try them grilled in their shells.

BT, I am sure there is some place in the city you can get them in the shell, maybe even fresh/live. Grilling them in the shell, foot side up, with lime and sliced chili peppers is an all time fave. You can do the same with raw, thin slices, but the smokey goodness of grilled chonch is hard to , not to mention the wonderful "liquior" in the shell.
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:38 PM   #17
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The conch fritter recipe I prefer:
Conch Fritters

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I prefer the conch fritters dutch oven style, they turn out the best that way, but I've never tried them with just a pan and oil, just as good though.
Hope you enjoy the fritters, and thanks for the other recipes!
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We use to go (many many years ago) to a 2-story restaurant in Fort Lauderdale on the west side of Federal Highway called Dirty Earnies that served real homemade conch chowder & bimini bread.........what a treat

Can you still buy real conch (in a can or jar) ? Or is the conch protected (except in the Florida Keys?????)
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We use to go (many many years ago) to a 2-story restaurant in Fort Lauderdale on the west side of Federal Highway called Dirty Earnies that served real homemade conch chowder & bimini bread.........what a treat

Can you still buy real conch (in a can or jar) ? Or is the conch protected (except in the Florida Keys?????)
I answered that question in your "Bimini Bread" thread. You cannot take conch in Florida, not even the Keys. Frozen, imported conch is available. Do you remember Tark's Clam Stand or South Port Raw Bar? Bimini Bread is flown in daily, if I recall correctly, via puddle jumper.
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