Conch Salad

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Conch is a giant sea snail whose knobbed, flaring, pink-white shell has been a symbol of the Bahamas for centuries. This salad features seviche, or conch that has been "cooked" by the acidity of citrus juices. If you live in a large city with a West Indian population, you may be able to find conch at your local fish market; however, cooked bay scallops make a great stand-in.
5 servings (serving size: 1 cup)


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1 pound uncooked conch or bay scallops
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped tomato
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons minced Scotch bonnet or habanero pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Place the conch between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap, and pound to a 1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Cut conch into 1/4-inch-wide strips. (If using scallops, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add scallops; cook 5 minutes, and drain.)

Combine conch or scallops and the remaining ingredients in a large bowl; cover and chill for at least 1 hour.

Created date

May 2001

Nutritional Information

Calories 157
Caloriesfromfat 17 %
Fat 3 g
Satfat 0.4 g
Monofat 1.4 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 17.1 g
Carbohydrate 16.4 g
Fiber 2.8 g
Cholesterol 30 mg
Iron 1.2 mg
Sodium 560 mg
Calcium 54 mg