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    Conch Chowder in Aruba

    Conch Chowder.Loved the conch chowder we used to get in keys and for lauderdale,But in Aruba they have conch fritters but no chowder.Anyone know if there is a resturant the makes it.????
    From Marblehead ma.Every Jan stay at Costa Linda.For last 20 years.

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    We had it once at the Buccaneer a few years ago, I think they called it stew... and it was terrific. Since then we have not seen it on the menu there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    We had it once at the Buccaneer a few years ago, I think they called it stew... and it was terrific. Since then we have not seen it on the menu there.
    Factoid: The difference between chowder and stew is chowder has potatoes, stew does not.

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    Love factoids.

    (The beef stew I make has potatoes)
    Quote Originally Posted by NH Mark View Post
    Factoid: The difference between chowder and stew is chowder has potatoes, stew does not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    Love factoids.

    (The beef stew I make has potatoes)
    Ugh. Now I'm wondering what you call stew made with potatoes.

    Dinner?

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    Chowders use flour as a thickening agent; stews are made from solid ingredients that have been cooked in a liquid and then served in the resulting gravy. Ingredients have nothing to do with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by NH Mark View Post
    Factoid: The difference between chowder and stew is chowder has potatoes, stew does not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purpleangel View Post
    Chowders use flour as a thickening agent; stews are made from solid ingredients that have been cooked in a liquid and then served in the resulting gravy. Ingredients have nothing to do with it.



    Actually, either can be (are) thickened with a roux......

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    It may just be colloquial thing - that's what I was taught as a youngster - my Grandmother would make clam or fish chowder with potatoes, oyster or lobster stew without potatoes.

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    Never had soup made with conch in Aruba. However, I had a grilled conch at pinchos and it was awesome! They gave me a large portion too..

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    I don't think there is a hard and fast definition of chowder vs. stew. There is one definition that states you need potatoes and dairy to make a chowder but then, what about Manhattan Clam Chowder? I'd suggest it's more of a convention.

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