Product of the month: Lambi (Conch)

The meat of conchs is eaten raw in salads, or cooked, as in fritters, chowders, curries, gumbos, and burgers. All parts of the conch meat are edible. Some people, however, find only the white meat appetizing.

In The Bahamas, conch is typically served in the form of fritters or as salads. Conch is considered to be the country’s main dish.

In the The Turks and Caicos Islands, the Annual Conch Festival is held in November each year, located at the Three Queen’s Bar/Restaurant in Blue Hills. Local restaurateurs compete for the best and most original conch dishes, that are then judged by international chefs. Free sampling of the dishes follows the judging; along with those festivities, other competitions, events, and music performances occur well into the evening.

In the island of Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Dominican Republic & Haiti, conch is commonly eaten in curries or in a spicy soup.


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