Monday, September 10, 2012

Caribbean treat: the fried meat from the large sea snail called the Conch

Live Horse Conch by Eastendsi
Live Horse Conch, a photo by Eastendsi on Flickr.

Pronounce it "conk." The meat of conches is used as food, either eaten raw, as in salads, or cooked, as in fritters (fried), chowders, gumbos, and burgers.

All parts of the conch meat are edible.[2] However, some people find only the white meat appetizing.