Eating Conch

Bahamian conch salad

Conch is the staple food of the Bahamas. It is their national food as well as a Bahamian specialty.
It is very tasty, similar to calamari, and it can be prepared and served in many ways.

It can be literally find everywhere in the island, and bahamians have relied on conch as an important source of protein. It’s part of their culture.

Here is the list of our favorite conch dishes:

Conch Salad:

An island favorite for sure, very light and fresh dish prepared with tomatoes, onions, green peppers and lemon juice (and of course, conch)

Conch Fritters

Bahamas signature appetizer. These deep fried balls are battered in flour, and mix with spices, herbs and diced peppers and onions, and can be found all over the Bahamas.

Scorched Conch

One of the simplest ways of eating conch. It is served raw, and after removed from its shell, the meat is scratched from it. It can be served on its own or in a salad.

Conch Chowder

Conch Chowder

A very popular dish made with a tomato base, peppers, onions and okra.

Cracked Conch

This dish gets its name from the “cracking” process, also known as tenderizing, which is basically cooking the conch on a frying pan, and then seasoned, breaded and deep-fried. It is usually served with fries and a spicy sauce. This dish is so popular that there is even a Conch Cracking festival in the country.

Conch Sandwich

Conch Sandwich

A deep fried conch sandwich, accompanied y lettuce, onions and mayo.

What’s your favorite conch dish?

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