Here is another one of my Daddy's recipe's, Conch Salad. The Queen Conch or Pink Conch is a gastropod, a soft-bodied type of mollusk that is protected by a very hard shell. The conch is found in warm shallow waters in grass beds of the Caribbean Sea. The flavor and texture of conch salad is amazing. It is a wonderful refreshing and tasty salad that will enhance any summer picnic or meal.
Things You'll Need
- green pepper
- crushed red pepper
- black pepper
You will not find conch at the corner store or supermarket, unless you live in an ethnic community. I usually purchase conch at a fish market. Use about a pound of conch for this salad.
Rinse and dice 1lb of conch into small pieces and place in a bowl. Take your time cutting the conch, as it is kind of rubbery like clams. Use a sharp knife.
Dice green pepper, celery, tomato, onions in small pieces, a little smaller than the conch.
Thoroughly mix the conch, green pepper, celery, tomato, and onions together.
Take the juice of 2 fresh lemons and pour over the conch salad. Add crushed pepper, salt and pepper to taste.
For the best flavor, allow the conch salad to sit a few hours to overnight in the fridge.
Tips & Warnings
- Bahamian Conch salad is similar to eating clams, but a lot better.
- Bahamian Conch salad is expensive, don't waste it on people who don't like to try different foods.
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