Sopa de Caracol

“Como es de costumbre en la mayoría de las familias hondureñas, nuestros abuelos y padres emigran de otras partes del país hacia la ciudad capital. Mi familia no es la excepción. Teniendo una herencia costeña muy marcada, la comida en casita nos recuerda constantemente donde están nuestras raíces! Como parte de esta deliciosa tradición está mi platillo favorito, la sopa de caracol. Pero no solo cualquier sopa de caracol, la sopa de caracol de mi mamá! Preparada de manera tan sencilla y elemental, apenas con yuca en trocitos, leche de coco, trocitos de papa y pues claro, la estrella de la ocasión, el caracol agregado en el último hervor del caldo. Sin embargo, en su sencillez radica parte de su belleza, no necesitamos complejidad para sentirnos en casa. Es así como la sopa logra su acometido, darnos un sabor a hogar, a raíces, y en mi caso, el sabor a ese amor de madre que lo vale todo!”

  This is one of the most representative dishes of our country, made famous through-out the world thanks to the catchy song with the same name! The soup is fairly simple: conch is cooked with coconut milk, spices, yucca, cilantro, and green bananas. Conch itself plays a very important role in our culture. The conch meat is used in several dishes, and the shell of the beautiful queen conch is used as decoration and is quite popular as a wind instrument. Even as an endangered species with many harvesting regulations along the Caribbean, free diving for the beautiful animal is a popular tourist attraction along the northern coast.

Contribution made by Celeste, a friendly, determined professional living in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. She enjoys her work in the finance sector and is currently finishing her Masters degree, always looking forward to further growth and development.
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