I don’t know about y’all, but I sure am over the moon about the fact that the weekend is almost here. TGIF! Well, almost.
The weather got cold again here in the Carolinas, and some of y’all got new snow and/or still have lingering snow in your yards, so it seemed like an ideal time to share this Conch Chowder with you.
A few weeks ago Jennifer and I attended a super fun cooking class at the Upstream restaurant here in Charlotte. It was all about fish stews and we had a really great time. There were three dishes demonstrated and the wine pairing starting at 10:30 am may or may not have had something to do with the tomato stain on my white cardigan.
Just keeping it real.
We’re also keeping things short today. I leave you kicking, screaming, cursing, teeth gnashing, and thumb sucking into the dark hole of the dreaded April chore. TAXES! Help me Rhonda…..
UPDATE: For a newer version of this recipe using beer see Belgian Beer Conch Chowder
Inspired by Upstream
- Conch can be tough (although it can be eaten raw) so the longer you cook it the more tender it will be
- This chowder is delicious the same day, but its even better a day or two later, so i you want to serve it to guests, I recommend you make it a day or two ahead of time
Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
Yeah for weekend! TGIF. You know what I have been dreaming about weekend since Monday! 😉 This Conch chowder looks so rich, classic and delicious. I would love to have this comfy bowl for dinner tonight! Happy weekend! 🙂
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Yay for the weekend!
I remember having the most amazing chowder when I was in Maine and this is taking me back to there.
Dawn @ Girl Heart Food
I’ve never had conch, but this recipe looks awesome. Any chowder with heavy cream and bacon is a winner to me! Wines tastings at 10:30am? How cool is that? Best cooking class ever, right?
I’ve never had conch but anything ‘chowder’ gets my full attention! This looks so warm and cozy – just what I need on this chilly rainy day! Happy weekend, my dear!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
Cooking class with wine?! Sign me up next time you go! 😉 Boy and I have decided the weather here in NC is wacky… but we love it. TOTALLY beats it being hot and humid year round! LOOOOVE this chowda’! Conch is SO delicious and I don’t eat it nearly enough! MUST fix that immediately and devour a few vats of this creamy, rich deliciousness! Perfect way to get all cozy! Cheers, dear and Happy almost weekend! P.S. Doing taxes blows. When you are done with yours, feel free to hop on over and do mine. Hahaha! 😉 <3
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
I finally finished my taxes a few days ago…whew! Now I’ve got all the time in the world for cooking! I love chowders and this looks like another winner! Happy (almost) weekend!
The snow has seriously been killing me! This chowder looks super comforting in the face of snow in April!
karrie @ Tasty Ever After
Almost TGIF for sure!! I love conch chowder, well I was born and raised in Florida so I think I HAD to love conch chowder or I would have gotten kicked out of the state. Anywho, you need to come visit me so you can make this for me because it is the best looking chowder I’ve ever seen. YUMMY!! Four thumbs up girl (that’s 2 hand thumbs and 2 toe thumbs). hahahhahahahahah! 🙂
My taxes are not done. I’m trying not to feel the slow panic.
A class on fish soups and stews sounds amazing. I want to go next time! In the meantime, it’s freezing. Let’s have some of this!
Kim | Low Carb Maven
I hear you about the weekend! Thankfully our taxes are done – and by my husband NOT me because that would just be scary! I can’t tell you how much in-love I am with this chowder. I had conch in the Virgin Islands and just loved it. I can imagine how beautiful it is in this wonderfully rich soup. By the way… your photos are truly lovely. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
Yes, thanks God it’s FRIDAY! This is one of our favorite soups Rachelle! Yours looks perfectly rich and creamy! Can’t wait to try! Enjoy the weekend!
Taxes, omg such a pain! We need all the luck! This looks super comforting Rachelle, hope you have a good weekend!: )
I did want this Rich and creamy bowl to satisfy my quench for dinner. This bowl on my couch would be a perfect weekend night
Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel
Oh, this looks SO good. I don’t know if I’ve ever had conch?! But I LOOOOVE clam chowder, so I know I’d love this! I’ll have to keep an eye out for conch next time I’m at the coast!