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Conch Meat in South Palm Beach / North Broward

CFByrne Apr 13, 2008 08:33 AM

I used to buy 5lb boxes of frozen Conch at a little Haitian Market on Atlantic Blvd in Pompano. Around 1990 this was appx $4 a pound!!! I believe it came from Turks and Caicos.

Now I live in Delray...

Anyone know good sources for conch meat at "reasonable" prices (whatever that means these days)...

Also, I am looking for some TODAY (Sunday). Anyone know of anywhere I can get some - reasonable $ or not?

PS: The Boys and other places have canned Conch - but I think that is actually scungilli (Northern conch). I'm looking for Bahamian style... and preferabally not canned of course!

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  1. RickL RE: CFByrne Apr 13, 2008 02:15 PM

    I guess this is a little late for today but Penn Dutch in Margate (3201 North State Road 7 just south of Sample on the west side of 441, 954-974-3900) usually has conch in their fish case. Lately it's been $9.95/lb. which, since Wilma, has been a "reasonable" price. http://www.penn-dutch.com/

    1. CFByrne RE: CFByrne Apr 13, 2008 04:55 PM

      Thanks RickL. Good to know for next time.

      Captain Frank's on Boynton Beach Blvd in BB came through.

      They used to be closed Sunday but for "season" at least they are open 10 to 2 on Sunday. It was appx $16 lb and I enjoyed making some excellent conch fritters for dinner (My recipe, if I don't say so myself, is among the best I've had).

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        RickL RE: CFByrne Apr 13, 2008 07:59 PM

        Sounds good. My wife makes a mean conch chowder that's on the menu for week after next.

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        Booboo731 RE: CFByrne Apr 14, 2008 04:43 AM

        It's a bit of a drive for you, but Pinder's in Jupiter always has fresh conch!

        1. chefsantiago RE: CFByrne Apr 14, 2008 04:58 PM

          I REMEMBER BACK THEN $4 AND CHEAPER TOO... IT WENT DOWN LAST YEAR. I'M PAYING CONCH @ $6.50/LB FROM NICARAGUA 100% CLEAN. - FROM QUIRCH FOODS MIAMI. (ATTACHED) - IS A PIC OF MY CONCH SALADS
          GOOD LUCK...

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