Lambie Souse

Lambie souse is another of our favourite souse to make on the island. A favourite of fishermen and locals alike, this somewhat aphrodisiac food is welcomed by all men, young and old. It seems that the more obscure the food is, it seems to to have some sort of “boosting” property for men. This was be true for oysters, that I did some research on some time ago, because of its high zinc content. But what about Lambie?

The Richness of Lambie

I didn’t have much research to do, but if you ask anyone on the island and the answer would be a resounding yes! Lambie, as it turns out, is rich in protein and potassium, probably the reason it is touted as an aphrodisiac. As for me, I’m still to be convinced lol!! Anyway, this was a recipe that was requested from my facebook fanpage that had to be done for some time now. So off I went to the supermarket in search of some lambie (sea conch) to make some lambie souse.

Making Lambie Souse

Every island has their way of preparing sea conch or conch and on some islands like Bahamas they have made a festival out of it. I would like to see something like that happening in Trinidad one day but not just for Dasheen (blue food festival) but for other indigenous island foods and recipes as well. As I was saying, in Trinidad and Tobago we like to use Lambie to make souse. For us there is no other satisfaction than to be handed a cup of Lambie Souse while you’re liming or hanging out with your friends.

For most it may be an acquired taste like oysters or even Zebapique tea, but once you get past the taste then the fun begins. To me the lambie has a sweet taste of the sea. That’s the best way I could explain it. Other than that you would have to make the souse and taste it yourself. With that in mind, try my trinistyle Lambie Souse and tell me what you think.

Lambie Souse Recipe

lambie souse, conch souse

 

LAMBIE SOUSE

2 lbs Lambie
1 lemon ( to clean lambie)
8 cloves garlic, divided
1 scotch bonnet pepper
1/2 small onion
1/2 cup lime juice
10 leaves chadon beni
Salt to taste
Water

 

 Clean and wash the Lambie using half of the lemon.

 

 

 

 

  Cut into 1″ pieces then wash with the other half of the lemon.

Note: You may be wondering why I’m washing the Lambie so much. It is to get rid of the fresh “sea” taste the meat has.
When you’re doing the recipe you’ll see what I mean

 

 

 Grate 3 cloves of garlic and mix into the lambie.
Then place in the pressure cooker with 2 cups of water.
Pressure cook for 45 minutes.

Note: I’ve read where people steam the lambie for a few minutes then pound it with a tenderizer. Maybe you could try that method as well.


 Chop the rest of garlic, the chadon beni and hot pepper. Then blend with 1 tsp of salt and 1/3 cup of water.

 

 Deseed the cucumber and slice thinly.

 Slice thinly the onion as well.

 

The Lambie looks good now.

 

 Add the Lambie to the chadon beni mixture.

 Then add the cucumber and onion.

  Pour the lime juice and add 2 cups water.

 Cover and leave to marinate for 3 – 4 hours. Serve at room temperature.

Note: DO NOT REFRIGERATE. This goes for every other souse as well. Because you’re using the glutinous parts, when refrigerated they tend to congeal. I learnt this the hard way a few years ago.

So there you have it, a wonderful way to end your day…. Yuh limin’ with yuh friends; drinks flowin’ like water and yuh have a nice cup of Lambie Souse.

Ah gone :)

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16 Responses to Lambie Souse

  1. Hazel Cummings May 21, 2013 at 10:34 am #

    I’ve never eaten this…but it sounds like something I will eat.

  2. Chandani Maharaj May 21, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    Help me remember what is lambie. I know the name but can’t remember what it is???

  3. Simply Trini Cooking May 21, 2013 at 10:47 am #

    Lambie is Sea Conch. The one with the big shell people like to use as decoration or to blow during cricket.

  4. Simply Trini Cooking May 21, 2013 at 10:49 am #

    Hazel girl I just finish eat the last of it this morning. wish ah coulda email some for you :)

  5. Chandani Maharaj May 21, 2013 at 10:50 am #

    Tks! Yea! Thats What I was thinking I know that name, but couldn’t remember what it was!! Lolol! Wow!

  6. Yvette Mitch May 21, 2013 at 11:05 am #

    I’ve got to try this one very soon. Never had it

  7. Hazel Cummings May 21, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    Email me? Dat won’t do nuttin fuh me…but at least the recipe there so it’s onnnn? :-/

  8. Karleen Taylor Leith May 21, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    i could eat some now

  9. Judith Voss May 21, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

    I love conch souse but never knew how to make it, so thanks for doing this! Can’t wait to give it a try.

  10. Cita Sookwah May 21, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    O my my, I should taste this… :)

  11. Teresa Achong May 21, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

    Tried out your Ochro rice receipe, and it was spot on. Thank you…got it in my virtual cookbook now.

    • Felix July 24, 2013 at 10:59 am #

      You’re welcome Teresa :)

  12. Suzon N Howard Dillingham May 22, 2013 at 12:44 am #

    I do not eat pork…but it is so good to make with chicken feet also :) yummy!!!!!!

  13. Khalila July 23, 2013 at 11:45 pm #

    This recipe looks delicious! Hopefully i can do the same without the conch turning out to tough. :)

    • Felix July 24, 2013 at 11:02 am #

      That’s why I pressure cooked it to soften it a bit.

  14. Cita Sookwah December 6, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    :)

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