Exotic Curry Conch Chowder Recipe from Honduras

Exotic Curry Conch Chowder

Exotic Curry Conch Chowder Recipe from Honduras
Region / culture: Honduras | Preparation time: 30 minutes | Cooking time: 1 hour | Servings: 4


Exotic Curry Conch Chowder
Exotic Curry Conch Chowder

Exotic Curry Conch Chowder is a flavorful and unique dish that combines the delicate taste of conch with the bold flavors of curry and tomatoes. This chowder is creamy, comforting, and perfect for a cozy night in.


This recipe has its roots in the Caribbean, where conch is a popular ingredient in many dishes. The addition of curry powder and tomatoes gives this chowder a rich and exotic flavor profile that is sure to impress.


How to prepare

  1. Grind the Conch and boil it in water until tender.
  2. Fry the Onion in a frying pan with butter until cooked (not brown).
  3. Add the leaves and thyme. Mix curry powder into the cream.
  4. Add the Onion to the cream, along with tomatoes, curry powder, and cream to Sugar.
  5. Also, add tomato paste. Simmer for 0.5 hour and serve in soup bowls.
  6. Add 1 tsp of sherry in each serving.


  • Add diced potatoes or corn for added texture and flavor.
  • Use coconut milk instead of cream for a dairy-free option.
  • Add a squeeze of lime juice for a burst of freshness.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to grind the conch finely to ensure a smooth texture in the chowder.

- Cooking the onions in butter until they are soft but not browned will help to develop a rich flavor base for the chowder.

- Simmering the chowder for at least 30 minutes will allow the flavors to meld together and create a delicious final dish.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this chowder with crusty bread or over rice for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques

Boiling the conch until tender

- Frying the onions in butter

- Simmering the chowder to meld the flavors

Ingredient Substitutions

Use shrimp or scallops instead of conch

- Use coconut oil instead of butter

- Use vegetable broth instead of water for a vegetarian option

Make Ahead Tips

This chowder can be made ahead of time and reheated before serving. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the chowder with fresh herbs, such as parsley or cilantro, for a pop of color.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair this chowder with a crisp white wine or a light beer to complement the flavors.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 250 per serving


Carbohydrates: 15g per serving


Total Fat: 10g per serving


Protein: 20g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

This chowder is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and iron.


This recipe contains shellfish (conch) and dairy (cream and butter).


This chowder is a well-rounded dish that provides a good balance of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and essential vitamins and minerals.


Exotic Curry Conch Chowder is a delicious and comforting dish that is perfect for a cozy night in. With its unique flavor profile and creamy texture, this chowder is sure to become a new favorite in your recipe repertoire.

How did I get this recipe?

The moment I found this recipe is one that will always stay with me. It was a warm summer day, and I had decided to take a stroll down by the beach to clear my mind. As I walked along the shore, the salty sea breeze filled my nostrils and the sound of waves crashing against the rocks soothed my soul.

I came across an old fisherman who was cleaning his catch of the day. Curious, I struck up a conversation with him and asked him what he was planning to do with all that fresh seafood. His weathered face broke into a grin as he told me about a special recipe that had been passed down in his family for generations - Exotic Curry Conch Chowder.

Intrigued, I begged him to share the recipe with me. He hesitated at first, but after some coaxing, he finally relented. I scribbled down the ingredients and instructions on a crumpled piece of paper, thanking him profusely. He chuckled and told me that the key to making the perfect chowder was to use only the freshest ingredients and to cook it with love and patience.

I rushed home with a newfound excitement, eager to recreate this exotic dish in my own kitchen. I gathered all the necessary ingredients - conch, coconut milk, curry powder, vegetables, and herbs - and set to work. As I chopped and sautéed, the fragrant aroma of spices filled the air, transporting me back to that sandy beach where I first learned of this recipe.

I simmered the chowder slowly, stirring occasionally and tasting it along the way. The flavors melded together beautifully, creating a rich and creamy broth that was both comforting and exotic. I couldn't wait to share this dish with my family and friends, knowing that it would quickly become a favorite in our household.

When I finally ladled the steaming chowder into bowls and garnished it with fresh herbs, I felt a sense of satisfaction wash over me. The fisherman had been right - cooking with love and patience truly made all the difference. As my loved ones took their first spoonfuls and their faces lit up with delight, I knew that this recipe would hold a special place in my heart for years to come.

Since that day, Exotic Curry Conch Chowder has become a staple in my kitchen. I have tweaked the recipe here and there, adding my own personal touches and experimenting with different flavor combinations. But no matter how many variations I try, the essence of that original recipe - the one I learned from a kind fisherman on a sunny beach - always shines through.

As I sit here reminiscing about that fateful day, I am filled with gratitude for the culinary adventures that have enriched my life. Cooking has always been my passion, and discovering new recipes like Exotic Curry Conch Chowder continues to fuel my creativity and bring joy to those around me. I can only hope that this recipe will be passed down through my own family for generations to come, just as it was passed down to me. And who knows, maybe one day my grandchildren will find themselves on a beach, learning a new recipe from a friendly stranger, just like I did.


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