Large conch is found all around the coasts of Colombia. It is very good to eat, and the shells are beautiful. It is a delicacy and is said to have powerful aphrodisiac properties. Since it is a large muscle, it is very tough and must be softened with a mallet. People in the islands and coastal regions hit conch with a rock and then simmer it for two hours.
You can serve this as an appetizer with toasts, on lettuce as a salad, or just as is, alone.
© 2004 All rights reserved. Published by Hippocrene Books.