Friday, October 14, 2011

Saint Martin and Recipe for Conch Salad

St. Maarten (Saint Martin)
Visitors delight in the tranquil lifestyle of St. Maarten.  Relax on the many splendid beaches and resorts of this paradise island.

Conch Salad
1 lb. conch meat, pounded and minced - 4 Key limes, juiced - 1/2 onion, finely sliced - 1/4 cucumber, diced - 1/2 cup celery stalk, diced - 2 tomatoes, peeled and diced - 1/2 hot red pepper, seeded and diced - 1/2 romaine lettuce bunch - 1 tsp. fresh parsley, chopped - -  Rinse conch meat with limewater and pound with mallet to double its size.  Place in bowl with Key lime juice and add all ingredients except lettuce and parsley. Mix well.  Marinate for 1 hour in the refrigerator.  Serve on lettuce leaves in an attractive salad bowl and top with parsley.  Serves 6


From a set of 12 postcards called:
Cruising the Caribbean (each card also has a recipe on the back)

inside the folder holding the card it reads:

Pristine beaches, tranquil shady palm trees, tropical warm breezes and a laid-back lifestyle make the islands of the Caribbean relaxing, enchanting, enticing, entertaining, and inviting.  Thousands of visitors arrive to one or more of the many Caribbean islands each year to find their perfect sun-kissed vacation destination is the one they will never forget.
The Caribbean has it all!!

Photos 2005: Werner J. Bertsch

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