Hey Ladies, As you know I'm from the Bahamas and I couldn't have a blog with out throwing my culture in the mix, I want to add a new segment to the blog, that gives you Bahamian recipes you can try out!. My first recipe is going to be conch salad, so if you vegetarian you can eat this also ;). Its nothing to this recipe and its not expensive, and when you try this recipe take a picture of it and send to me so I can feature it on the blog!. So try it out the recipe is below. Ohh!! they call it the Bahamian viagra. lol ( By the way I dont know where someof you can find conch but try your local seafood store) Enjoy!
Makes 8-10 servings
1 lb Conch Meat
Chop 1 Large Onion
Chop 1 Large Green Pepper
Chop 2, 8 inch Celery stalks
Peeled and Chop Half Cucumber
Chop 2 Large Tomatoes
2 Ounces Lime Juice
2 Ounces Wine Vinegar
1 Ounce Olive Oil (optional)
One Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
Half Teaspoon salt
Quarter Teaspoon pepper
Spice up with of Hot Pepper Sauce to your liking.
A little bit more or less of any ingredient is OK - Amounts are approximate.
Chop into 1/2 - 3/4 inch pieces, Combine Conch and Onion with all condiments listed. Stir well. If you have time let sit for 3-4 hours before adding the remaining Vegetables and stir again. Keep refrigerated. Conch Salad always tastes better the second day and keeps for 4 to 5.
Note: It is sometimes recommended that conch be pounded prior to preparation. Large pieces for cooking cracked conch, yes, but since is being cut to 1/4 inch pieces this writer finds it completely unnecessary. Conch is shipped to the US fish markets frozen, and in most cases, the freezing / thawing process usually takes the place of the pounding of the Conch.
If you live in the northeast or near a large metropolitan area where conch is not available use its northern cousin the Whelk, commonly called scungilli and found in fish markets especially where there is an Italian clientele. Don't let its darker color deter you as it will turn white in the marinade and it will taste no different. I can attest to that.
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