Fried and Fabulous

Bahamians know their seafood: grouper, snapper and lobster don't come much finer than those found in the pristine waters that surround the 700 islands of their Caribbean nation. But what really gets the locals' gastronomic juices flowing is the humble conch. When it comes to scoffing gastropods, only the French and their escargots can rival the Bahamians' love affair with sea snails. Available in variations from salad to stew to chowder, the flesh of the conch (pronounced konk) is white, sweet and most closely reminiscent in flavor to clam. But in the Bahamas' own original fast foodubiquitous across the archipelagothe...

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