Dinners Adrift

Sharing thoughts about food and travel!

Bahamas – Conch Ceviche June 4, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Island girl @ 12:01 pm

We love Bahamian food and our friends Gayle, Sarah and Joe brought us Conch from the Bahamas. We cooked up a traditional dinner of conch fritters, peas and rice, and fried plantains. The next day Jonny made conch ceviche! It is fantastic! We love sharing these recipes with you. Of course I forgot to take pictures – again.  The Bahamas are known for lobster and conch. Here is Jonny after a lobster dive in the Bahamas!

Lobster in the Bahamas

BAHAMIAN PEAS & RICE

1T vegetable oil

2 onions, finely chopped

1 celery stalk, finely chopped

2 green peppers, finely chopped

1 lobster tail

1 can pigeon peas

2 oz tomato paste

1 qt water

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 sprig of thyme, finely chopped

1 sprig of parsley, finely chopped

Salt & Pepper to taste

Hot sauce or hot pepper to taste

1 lb of white rice

Saute the onion, celery and green pepper, add lobster, peas and tomato paste.  Add the water and bring to a boil.  Add remaining ingredients.  Cook covered at low heat for 20 minutes. Serve hot, Serves 8.

CONCH CEVICHE

1 lemon

1 lime

1 orange

1T cilantro, chopped

1T red onion, heaping, finely chopped

1/2 of one Serrano pepper, no seeds

1 small conch, diced, not pounded

Juice the fruit and mix together. Let sit overnight. Serves 2.

 

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