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Haitian lambi (conch stew) in bowl and black bowl with boiled plantains, spinach, and tomatoes.

Haitian Lambi Recipe

Learn how to make the most delicious haitian lambi recipe. this Haitian conch stew delicacy is prepared in the instant pot.
Course Dinner, Holiday Dinner
Cuisine Haitian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 2 People
Calories 762kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 Lb. Conch or Whelk Fresh or frozen

Seasoning Base

  • 4 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Shallot
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1 Bouillon Cubes Vegetable
  • ½ Tsp. Ground Allspice
  • ½ Tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • Juice From 1 Lemon

For The Stew

  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 Shallots Chopped
  • 4 Tbsp. Tomato Paste
  • 2 Cups Water
  • About 5 Thyme Sprigs
  • 1 Habanero or Scotch Bonnet Pepper Optional
  • Juice From 1 Lemon
  • 1 Tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Vegetable Bouillon Cubes You may also use 1 Tbsp. Better Than Bouillon Vegetable Base


  • Cut the conch into bite size pieces. Then use a mallot or meat tenderizer to pounce the meat. Next, wash the meat with lemon by cutting the lemon in half, then rubbing it over the meat. Wash the meat with lukewarm or cold water.
    Next, blend the spices in the food processor as listed in the seasoning base section above in the ingredients section.
    Next, pour the mixture over the meat. Mix well. Then cover and marinate for 30 minutes but best overnight.
    conch lambi steps 3 and 4
  • On the instant pot, click on sautee and adjust the timer to 30 minutes. Add the oil, shallots, and potato paste.
    Then add the marinating conch. Stir well. Then add the water, thyme, salt, ground pepper, and bouillon cubes. Stir.
    Cover and turn the knob to sealing. Click on Cancel on the instant pot. Then select Pressure cook, and cook on high for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
    Quick release and serve with rice or boiled plantains. Enjoy.
    lambi stew step 7 and 8



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*** Calories are estimated per serving


Serving: 2People | Calories: 762kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 64g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 2494mg | Potassium: 561mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 142mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 27mg