Bahamian Steamed Conch

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Bahamian Steamed Conch

Photo by Moxey2009

This is a traditional Bahamian dish, usually served with peas and rice. Conch cooked until tender, then steamed with onion, peppers, tomatoes, ham.

  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Cook Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

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  • 4

    conch, cleaned and pounded

  • 1

    teaspoon vinegar

  • 2

    tablespoons butter

  • 2

    tablespoons oil

  • 1

    onion, chopped

  • 1

    green pepper, chopped

  • ¼

    cup ham, chopped fine (optional)

  • 2

    cups tomatoes, chopped

  • 1

    hot pepper, chopped fine

  • ¼

    cup ketchup

  • 1

    tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 2

    cups water

  • ½

    teaspoon thyme

  • 1

    tsp salt

  • ½

    tsp black pepper

  • Dash lime juice

Directions

Place conch in boiling water. When water foams up, drain and add fresh. Boil and repeat until the water is clear. Add vinegar and simmer 20 minutes or until the conch is fork-tender. Drain and cut conch into bite size pieces. In a heavy pan, heat oil and butter. Sauté onion, green pepper, conch and ham. When the onion is soft, add tomatoes, hot pepper, ketchup, Worcestershire, water, thyme, salt and black pepper. Cover and steam 10-15 minutes. Stir in lime juice.


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