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Conch Stew/Soup Recipe

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2 lbs conch ( cleaned and tenderized - pounded)
lb salt beef
lb pigtails
1 cup flour
cup cooking oil
Pinch thyme
Pinch Accent
2 medium eddioes (peeled and sliced)
2 sweet potatoes ( peeled and sliced)
2 half ripe plantains
1 medium onion
1 tomato
cup diced celery
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Dumpling Mixture
1 lb flour
teaspoon baking powder
lb sugar
lb margarine
1 cups water

1. Soak salt beef and pigtails for 1 hour. Pour off water and boil in a deep pot full of water for about 30 minutes. Keep this water for stock. Cut into bite sized pieces.
2. Cook conch in pressure cooker for about 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, remove pressure cooker from heat and let it sit until it stops venting. Slowly and carefully open pressure cooker.
3. Remove and cut conch into 1-inch pieces.
4. Using a heavy saucepan, heat oil, add flour an allow to become golden brown. Turn often. DO NOT ALLOW TO BURN or start over!!
5. Add onions, thyme, and celery and cook for 5 minutes.
6. Add conch, satlt beef and pigtails and stock to measure about 1 quart. Bring to boil.
7. Add all the vegetables to the boiling broth. Add hot sauce and dumplings. (Recipe below.) and allow pot to simmer until vegetables are properly cooked.

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
Either roll into tubes or balls or simply drop tablespoon sized portions into the broth.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
About 8 - 10
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a family favorite, affectionately called conch Lablabla because the ingredients can change depending on availability. We would enjoy this with white grits or freshly baked homemade bread......or our go to....Johnny Cake!! Even though my mom would use her biggest pot, it never seemed to be enough.

There were 10 people in the family .....and when this dish was ready...survival of the fittest truly became real if my mom did not personally dish out the individual portions!




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