Conch Salads in Bahamas

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Conch Salad in Harbour Island (Eleuthera-Bahamas) Apr 22, 2011
If you’ve never tried conch salad, than you’ve never been to the Bahamas and especially the tiny out island of Harbour Island, which is two miles east of Eleuthera. There, conch shells, fried conch, conch soup, conch burgers, conch fritters and conch saladis as ubiquitous as the serene, turquoise water that surrounds the island. Fresh conch salad effectively represents the breezy, easygoing Bahamian lifestyle and is an essential activity whenever you’re in the Bahamas.

Located along the waterfront, Queen Conch is the headquarters for a daily dose of fresh conch salad. A conch (konk) is a mollusk that’s basically a marine snail. First, the insides are scooped out of the rosy shell. I witnessed the process as fishermen used a special knife used to carve the wiggling meat out of the shell, which sometimes hides large, pink pearls. The main ingredients for conch salad are tomato, onion, green pepper, lime juice and at Queen Conch, a dash of sour orange juice, which is a cross between an orange and a lime. A special pepper sauce is also added for a spicy kick. A large life is used to cut up all the ingredients before your eyes. Then the salad is scooped into a plastic container with a spoon. Conch salad tastes refreshing and mild, like a chewier version of ceviche. You’ll see people strolling with the cups of salad all over the island. Bahamians love their conch so much that you will not be able to leave the island without at least one taste. After an afternoon sampling fresh conch salad, head over to Romora Bay Resort and relax in the lovely ocean view rooms.
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