Bahama Conch Chowder

Bahama Conch Chowder

Bahama Conch Chowder

8 persons

Time to make:
30 minutes cooking, 1 hours 45 minutes preparing

Calories per Servings:
Not Available


12 ea conch
3 large mild red or white onions
2 small green peppers
2 ounce salt pork
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp dried thyme
4 piece bay leaves
2 tsp sugar
4 cup fresh milk or evaporated milk
3 cup diced boiled potatoes
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
1/4 cup sherry, madeira, or marsala
Salt and freshly ground pepper


Skin conchs, pound with a mallet as if pounding veal cutlet, and cut
into 1 1/2-inch squares. Chop onions and green peppers
Render salt pork, and cook onions and peppers in fat until tender;
discard pork. Cover conch meat with water in a large kettle, then add
garlic, thyme, bay leaves, and sugar
Simmer until conch is sweetly tender. Add milk and potato dice, stirring
potato in gently. Add onions and green peppers. Season with salt and
pepper to taste
Mix butter and flour to make beurre manié and use as much as needed to
thicken the chowder. Add wine at the last. Serve with pilot biscuit,
dried in the oven.


The trimmings from the conch can be used for stock. Strain out the bits
and use the stock instead of plain water to add more flavor to the

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