Garifuna-Style Seafood Soup

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Soups and Stews

By The Editors of Saveur

Published 2015

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The Garifuna are descendants of West and Central Africans who now live in Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Puerto Rico, where they’ve incorporated their local seafood into this alluring stew, filled with vegetables and herbs and fragrant with coconut milk.


  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 small green bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and finely chopped
  • 1 small yellow oni


Heat oil in an 8-qt. saucepan over medium-high. Cook bell pepper and onion, stirring occasionally, until golden, 6–8 minutes. Add oregano, sage, cumin, and garlic and cook until fragrant, 1–2 minutes. Add coconut milk, stock, basil, and sugar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and add conch and squid; cook, covered, until conch is tender, about 8 minutes. Stir in shrimp, lobster meat, a