Tasty Curried Conch Recipe
A Curried Conch recipe is a very treasured recipe as conch is the most delicious edible snail, if prepared well. A very popular dish in the Caribbean, conch can be prepared in many ways, some include stewed, baked, boiled, stir fried, and it can also be used in soups.
Conch is a type of large sea snail. A very excellent source of protein, essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin E and B12, iron, selenium and folate. It is also very low in fat and carbohydrate.
With your vegetables or starch added, this dish makes a perfect dinner recipe for you and your family. Enjoy.
CURRIED CONCH RECIPE (with dumplings)
Makes 6 servings
2 lbs conch, cleaned
½ lb flour
2 stalk escallion, chopped
2 springs thyme
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, finely chopped
½ medium sweet pepper, finely chopped
1 tbsp curry
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp oil
salt and pepper (scotch bonnet pepper) to taste
Step 1: Scald the conch in saucepan with water for about 5 minutes. (this is done by boiling meat for about 5 minutes to make it easier to handle, it is usually a bit slimy so by scalding it, the slime comes off).
Step 2: Remove from saucepan and cut in small pieces, then rinse in a saucepan with fresh water.
Step 3: Add oil to saucepan and let heat under medium flame. Then add escallion, thyme, pepper, garlic and 1/2 tbsp curry. Let cook in oil for 2 minutes.
Step 4: Add conch, onion, sweet pepper, salt, butter and remaining curry and stir for 1 minute.
Step 5: Add 1/2 1/2cup of water and allow to cook. In the meantime, knead flour and make small dumplings long in shape (normally called spinners dumpling in Jamaica). Add to cooking meat. Add water as necessary to make sure meat is fully cooked.
You can cook your curried conch recipe without the dumplings, instead you could add some irish potato cut in cubes and this will work very well with plain rice.