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How to Make a Conch Salad

June 19, 2008

If you ever come out this way, you’ll learn that conch is what has to be regarded as the national food. Over at West End, which seems to be conch central, there are mountains of conch shells along the seafront. Here’s a picture I took over there.

They prepare conch enough ways to make Bubba Gump happy (remember he knew 87 ways to cook shrimp) — grilled conch, cracked conch, conch fritters, conch chowder to name a few (I’m forgetting some) — but the most beloved way to eat it is “conch salad”, which is kind of a cousin of ceviche. “Conch Salad Stands” are in most of the tourist areas and I have to tell you — tourists an Bahamians love it.

Here is a pic of the conch salad stand we’re going to use in the movie … it’s in the heart of Port Lucaya Marketplace…..

And here’s a little clip I shot with a digital still camera (using the movie function, but it’s not the greatest quality) of the guy who owns this stand making up a batch of conch salads for some hungry tourists.