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hurricane ham

[from curing for use in emergencies] n. dried conch: 1979 Conch. . .called "Hurricane Ham". .because years ago and still today in some of the islands there is no refrigeration, so the conch meat has to be cured. This is done by removing the conch from the shell; [then] tenderize it, soak it in salt water, then hang it in the sun for two to three weeks to dry (Burrows 92). cf. BAHAMA HAM 2 (Nassau)

Tags: animal, food, noun

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Last update: 2010-10-25 02:37
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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