Lambí Guisado (Stewed Conch)

Lambí guisado (Stewed conch)

Every culture’s cuisine has dishes that are supposed to have aphrodisiac properties. These dishes range from the harmless to the clearly bizarre. Luckily the dishes in our cuisine alleged to help one’s amorous skills are a pleasure to eat just for the sake of delicious foods.

This is one of those dishes.

Lambí guisado (Stewed conch)

Other Dominican dishes in this group are various herring dishes and the local drink mamajuana. But is there any truth to this?

While conch contains many beneficial nutrients, and a healthy body is definitely more capable of engaging in romantic activities, conch most likely won this reputation from the principles of sympathetic magic, as a conch resembles a certain part of the female anatomy.

Lambí guisado (Stewed conch)

Ok. I think I am done with the euphemisms.

Whichever the effects you are seeking I invite you to try this delicious dish so popular in the coastal areas of the Dominican Republic.
Buen Provecho!

Aunt Clara

Lambí Guisado (Stewed Conch)
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Lambí Guisado (Stewed Conch) is a delicious recipe that will keep you coming for more. Lambí is said to have aphrodisiac properties. Find out for yourself.
Serves: 6 servings
  • 1 lb of conch, raw, and ground (or cut into cubes)
  • 2 limes cut into quarters
  • 2 bell peppers cut into cubes
  • 1 small red onion chopped into small cubes
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 cup of tomato sauce
  • ½ teaspoon of mashed garlic
  • Hot sauce
  • Salt
  1. In a pot, heat the oil over low heat.
  2. Cook and stir the onion and garlic until the onion becomes transparent.
  3. Add the peppers and cook covered for a minute.
  4. Add the conch and cook and stir for three minutes over medium heat.
  5. Add the tomato sauce and half a cup of water and mix well.
  6. Cook over low heat until it breaks the boil. Do not overdo it or the conch will become rubbery.
  7. Season with salt and hot sauce to taste.
  8. Garnish with the lemon wedges and serve with tostones or arroz blanco.

Originally published March 2003.

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  • Zoraida Reyes March 11, 2014, 1:22 PM

    Mi mama would boil the whole thing first, ground it and add to all your ingredients like a cup of ketchup. It comes out delicious!! I will try your way, though.

  • Larry Love January 22, 2012, 6:58 PM

    Mi mama would add a little brugal rum and some spicy peppers. Really gives it a nice extra "gusto."

  • leaf (the indolent c January 20, 2012, 6:09 PM

    Sounds good, and easy to make too. I gotta find me some conch!

  • Rosemary Mullally March 25, 2011, 4:53 AM

    Hello. Can you substitute squid for the conch? I'm in France and they have plenty of squid but I've not seen conch. Thank you.

    • Aunt Clara January 20, 2012, 10:16 AM

      You could, but then it would be a completely different dish.

  • rine March 19, 2011, 12:40 AM

    hello, i live an germany and we love lambi but what tpe of lambi do i use for cooking?

    thank you for your help

    • Aunt Clara March 21, 2011, 3:50 PM

      There's only one kind. It's called conch in English.