Even without the game this year, there’s still much to celebrate about Cup Match. This year, try making your own conch fritters or other classic Cup Match foods – hopefully, the taste of Cup Match will have you feeling a little more celebratory!


1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 freshly ground pepper
1/2 tsp ground ginger
Pinch of nutmeg
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1lb conch, finely chopped
2 tbsp onion minced
1 small clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp thyme
1-2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
Lemon and lime wedges
Vegetable oil for deep-frying


Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, ginger and nutmeg in a mixing bowl. Beat the egg together with the milk and stir quickly into the flour mixture. Do to overwork the batter.
Add conch, onion, garlic, peppers, and thyme, stirring gently. Drop tablespoons of the lumpy batter into hot oil in batches – do not overcrowd. Fry until golden brown (2 to 3 minutes).
Drain on paper towels and serve with lemon and lime wedges and a little mustard mayonnaise (mix Dijon mustard, mayonnaise and your favourite hot sauce to taste).