What Are Some Ways to Cook Conch Meat?


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Some ways to cook conch meat include frying it, boiling it or baking it in an oven. A few recipes are Contessa Conch in Brown Butter Sauce, Conch Salad and Conch Fritters. Before cooking, either buy cleaned conch meat or clean it by hand, a process that involves cutting off the eye projections, cutting out the esophagus and intestines, removing the skin and scrubbing the meat with vinegar.

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To make Contessa Conch in Brown Butter Sauce, boil 5 cleaned conch steaks for two hours, pour out the water, and add more boiling water. Boil the conch meat for three more hours, and repeat this process once more for a total of eight to nine hours of cooking. Cut the meat into chunks.

Melt 1 stick of butter in a pot at medium heat until it begins to foam, and then continue to brown it for three more minutes. Pour the butter into a container for later. In the pot, cook 1 sliced onion, 1 chopped tomato, 6 minced garlic cloves, 1 chopped seasoning pepper and 2 stalks of cilantro in enough olive oil to cover the bottom of the pot, and season the mixture with 1/2 teaspoon of thyme, 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika, 1/4 teaspoon of curry powder and salt and pepper to taste. After the onions turn tender, add the conch meat, the brown butter and 2 cups of conch water. Cook the dish on low heat until the sauce reduces, and serve it over rice.

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