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Pimentade de Lambi (Pimentade Conch)

Pimentade de Lambi or Conch Pimentade is made with conch, watermelon and fresh spices for a simple and delicious appetizer or side dish.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 4 - 6


  • 2 lbs conch meat
  • 2 tbsp hot peppers sliced thin (habanero or scotch bonnet)
  • 8 oz of sour orange juice or 1 cup
  • 1/2 cup shallots chopped
  • 2 tsp kosher salt or sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups watermelon cut in cubes

If you're using frozen conch the following ingredients are needed to cook the conch in a pressure cooker

  • 2 pounds conch meat
  • juice of 1 lime or lemon
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • 2 sprigs parsley
  • 1 sprig thyme


Using fresh conch

  • Take the conch, clean first by rinsing under running water. With a kitchen mortar flatten the thicker part of the conch, then cut into small pieces. Place in a bowl.
  • Add the thinly sliced hot pepper, sour orange, chopped shallots, salt, black pepper, chopped parsley, lemon or lime juice and marinate for a few hours or overnight.
  • Add the watermelon before serving.

Using frozen conch (thawed)

  • Make sure the conch pieces are completely thawed.
  • Rinse the conch under running water. With a sharp knife, split the thicker part in half.
  • Place the conch pieces in a pressure cooker. Add the garlic cloves, scallions, lemon juice, parsley and thyme, cover and cook for about 45 - 55 minutes or until fully cooked.
  • Remove from the cooking liquid and cut into small pieces. Place the pieces into a bowl. Add the sliced hot pepper, sour orange, shallots, salt, black pepper, parsley, lemon or lime juice and marinate for a few hours or overnight.
  • Add watermelon before serving.


The recipe can be prepared with both fresh-caught conch or frozen conch. For best results, allow the conch meat to marinate overnight and add watermelon before serving.


Serving: 1grams

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

Keyword Caribbean Cooking, Caribbean Recipes, seafood recipes
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