Seafood Recipes

Conch Salad Recipe – Caribbean Style

Conch Salad Recipe
Written by Winsome Murphy

Conch salad is one of the most delicious signature dishes of the Bahamas. Freshly diced conch meat, vegetables, citrus juices, spices & hot pepper produces an explosion of flavours that is delightful to the palate and eyes. The conch is a large-sized sea snail that lives in a spiral pink-white shell. You will find different variations of this salad throughout the Caribbean islands. Learn how to make your own, try my Conch Salad Recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh conch diced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1½ cups chopped tomato
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • ⅓ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced Scotch bonnet
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

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Method

  1. Wash the conch with either lemon juice or salt & water. You may also use vinegar.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Stir and refrigerate for at least 15 to allow it to marinate.
  3. Mix and serve in bowls or cut out pineapples (In the photo above I decorated our salad with conch fritters on a Wooden Skewers

About the author

Winsome Murphy