Yields: 6 Servings
6 Slices Bacon, Sliced
2 Tbls Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 Cup Onion, Chopped
2 Tbls Butter
1/4 Cup Sweet Red Pepper, Diced
1 Lb Conch Meat, Ground
2 Tbls Bread Crumbs
2 Tomatoes, Peeled, Seeded & Diced
2 Cups Half & Half
3 Cups Water
Black Pepper, Ground
2 Carrots, Diced
1/2 tsp Allspice
3 Potatoes, Washed & Diced
Fry the bacon, onion and red pepper in a heavy pan until transparent.
Add the tomatoes, water, carrots, potatoes, Worcestershire sauce, butter and
conch meat. Simmer for 45 minutes.
Add the bread crumbs, half & half and seasonings.
Simmer for another 15 minutes. Add Tabasco sauce to taste.
Notes: Well there are conch and there are conch. They vary in size. And a conch should not be confused with a whelk. Conch are usually larger than whelk.
There is a wonderful dish made from large conch in Key West (where the inhabitants refer to themselves as Conch). It's called Conch Chowder.