Conch Chowder *
 
 Recipe By     : Famous Florida Recipes  (1972)
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Fish/Shellfish                   Florida
                 Soups                            Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/4  lb            salt pork
    2      med           onions -- chopped
    4      cloves        garlic -- crushed
    1      lg            green pepper -- chopped
    1                    1-pound can tomatoes
    1                    6-oz. can tomato paste
    2      qt            hot water
    1      tsp           poultry seasoning
    8      lg            conchs
    1      tbsp          vinegar
                         salt and pepper -- to taste
    1      tbsp          oregano
    4                    bay leaves
    2      tbsp          favorite barbecue sauce
    9      med           potatoes -- peeled and sliced
 
 Dice the salt pork and fry in a large pot. Add the onions, garlic and green
 pepper. Cook until tender but not browned. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste,
 hot water and poultry seasoning. Cook over low heat while preparing conch.
 Pound the conchs with a small mallet to break up the tough tissue. Chop
 coarsely and add to the chowder. Bring to a boil. Add the vinegar, salt and
 pepper, oregano, bay leaves and the barbecue sauce. Bring to a boil again,
 cover, turn heat to low and simmer 2 hours. Add potatoes and simmer until
 potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.
 Makes 8 generous servings.
 
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