Notices

Conch recipe

Old 08-30-2009, 06:04 PM
  #1  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Jax Fla,Horseshoe Beach Fla
Posts: 13,398
Default Conch recipe

I have some conch a friend gave me from a Bahama's trip.I need to know how and what to make with it.
tommyr904 is offline  
Old 08-30-2009, 06:13 PM
  #2  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: C Dock Rum Club, FL
Posts: 6,176
Default

Fritters.

http://www.puntacana-information-gui...rs-recipe.html

Use a food processor to cut the conch into small pieces.
23Dorado is offline  
Old 08-30-2009, 06:27 PM
  #3  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: NYC, USA
Posts: 3,209
Default

Make a tomato sauce with it and serve over spaghetti.
capt. thunder is offline  
Old 08-30-2009, 06:43 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Turks and Caicos Island
Posts: 7,537
Default

or cut it into strips, pound it flat to tenderize it, ( one of those little kitchen tenderizing hammers works well) coat it with tempura batter and quick hot fry it like it was a clam. or shrimp.

That's "cracked conch." Kinda like the national dish here.

You can also cube it up and make a ceviche, which is called conch salad, for the health fanatics who don't like it fried. And I like the tomato sauce/spaghetti idea. That sounds like it would work.

Stay away from conchburger type ideas.

We make an awesome chili/gumbo but it's a lot of work for a couple conch. We make up big batches and freeze individual meals.
Gringo is offline  
Old 08-31-2009, 06:19 AM
  #5  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: bay shore ny us
Posts: 5,301
Default

pound it till its tender with a meat tenderizer cut it into strips add some lime juice, red onion, diced tomato, little minced garlic, fresh pepper, let chill and eat best way i had it

Last edited by strikerthree; 08-31-2009 at 09:40 AM.
strikerthree is offline  
Old 08-31-2009, 10:08 AM
  #6  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: 29 North Florida
Posts: 1,350
Default

I wish I was that lucky, lots of good recipes some already mentioned, just google for them. I like conch fritters, salad, soup, cracked, what ever, goooooood stuff if prepared right.
29 NORTH is offline  
Old 09-01-2009, 10:58 AM
  #7  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Jacksonville, FL.
Posts: 10,745
Default

Conch sandwich without too much breading. Serve like a fish sandwich with lettuce, tartar if you like it, pepper, lime and maybe even a little cilantro.

#2, save some and make ceviche but with conch. Ummmmh, good.
JAGSARE1 is offline  
Old 09-01-2009, 11:10 AM
  #8  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: s.w. florida
Posts: 4,083
Default

Originally Posted by strikerthree View Post
pound it till its tender with a meat tenderizer cut it into strips add some lime juice, red onion, diced tomato, little minced garlic, fresh pepper, let chill and eat best way i had it

X2
baitkiller is offline  
Old 09-01-2009, 11:10 AM
  #9  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Hammond, LA
Posts: 17,418
Default

its like squid, cook it very fast or very slow, but not in-between
cgrand is offline  
Old 09-01-2009, 01:37 PM
  #10  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: The South
Posts: 2,214
Default

Originally Posted by Gringo View Post
You can also cube it up and make a ceviche, which is called conch salad, for the health fanatics who don't like it fried
I bet my wife and I tried it 15 different ways in Turks and Caicos and this was one of our favorites.

Conch Salad with a little lemon juice on top. mmmmmmmmm
Contractor is offline  
Old 09-01-2009, 02:04 PM
  #11  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
THT sponsor
 
triumphrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Masaryktown, Fla.
Posts: 17,118
Default

Beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it...you get the idea. It can be very chewy if you don't Beat It...just think M. Jackson...
triumphrick is offline  
Old 09-01-2009, 04:20 PM
  #12  
Senior Member
 
CONCHY CRACKER's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Deerfield Beach, FL
Posts: 15,476
Default

Get some bread.
Take the steak, lay it flat on a cutting board and cut about 3/4 of the way through it every 1/2"
Then turn it 90 degrees and do it again.
Sprinkle some salt, pepper, and white vinegar over it.
(I like Balsamic vinegar)
Throw away the bread.
CONCHY CRACKER is offline  
Old 09-02-2009, 04:56 AM
  #13  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Turks and Caicos Island
Posts: 7,537
Default

You probably do need to tenderize it somehow. Beating it with a small mallet works. Or I have even used the edge of a heavy plate. You can grind it up and put it in different recipes if you have a grinder. Citrus juices soften it up in ceviche.

I have thought that it would go well in a good crab cake recipe, if you have one of those you like.

We eat a lot of conch, at least two or three times a week. I prefer it to a lot of fish.
Gringo is offline  
Old 09-03-2009, 09:11 AM
  #14  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Not in Texas
Posts: 10,213
Default

Tenderizer not needed -- same as abalone -- slice and eat raw. If it is past eating raw -- fish bait.

Abalone done right:




Oh, that slimy green thing in the bowl -- that's the stomach and anus. Yes, it is edible, too...that's why it is in the bowl.
Eyeball is offline  
Old 09-03-2009, 09:27 AM
  #15  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Turks and Caicos Island
Posts: 7,537
Default

I've eaten raw conch, but it tastes like silicon rubber.
Gringo is offline  
Old 09-03-2009, 09:36 AM
  #16  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Not in Texas
Posts: 10,213
Default

Originally Posted by Gringo View Post
I've eaten raw conch, but it tastes like silicon rubber.

Horse is by far the best of the hoofed animals when eaten raw:

Eyeball is offline  
Old 09-03-2009, 10:04 AM
  #17  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Turks and Caicos Island
Posts: 7,537
Default

i think Waquoit Bay Scallops were probably the best tasting animal I ever consumed raw.
Gringo is offline  
Old 09-03-2009, 06:44 PM
  #18  
Senior Member
 
CONCHY CRACKER's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Deerfield Beach, FL
Posts: 15,476
Default

Originally Posted by Gringo View Post
i think Waquoit Bay Scallops were probably the best tasting animal I ever consumed raw.
Gringo,
If you have plenty Conch down there try that recipe I listed. The Bahamians call it scorched conch, but just thinking about the way it's made I would guess it started out as "scored conch" It's raw and you can throw a splash of citrus---lemon or lime in the mix if ya want.
Gotta tell ya ,your living my dream Bro.
CONCHY CRACKER is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread