Caribbean Recipe: Conch coconut chowder recipe

 

Conch is a staple ingredient in most Caribbean cuisine. We’ve talked about our favorite conch fritters and conch salad recipes and thought we’d save this conch coconut chowder recipe for an island storm. ¬†Remember these storms don’t last long around here so we better get cooking. ¬†After a few rounds of practice this is the best conch chowder recipe we found.

You can thank allrecipes.com for this amazing recipe! Bon Appetit!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound conch meat
  • 1/4 cup margarine, divided
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh corn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 quart half-and-half
  • 1 (14 ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 cups fish stock
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger root
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped

Directions:

  1. Place conch meat in a pot with enough water to cover, and bring to a boil. Cook 15 minutes. Drain, and finely chop in a food processor.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons margarine in a skillet over medium heat, and mix in the green onions, carrot, celery, sweet potato, red pepper, and corn. Cook and stir 5 minutes.
  3. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons margarine in a large pot, and whisk in the flour to create a roux. Pour in the half and half, coconut milk, and fish stock. Mix in the ginger, and season with salt and pepper. Stir the conch and vegetables into the pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 15 minutes. Mix in the hot sauce and cilantro. Continue cooking 15 minutes, or to desired consistency.

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