The last I checked England was pretty much surrounded by water also and fish is a staple there.
To answer the conch question it’s a very tasty shell fish also known as scungilli. It’s a very large decorative shell and getting harder to find. Enjoy your stay and welcome to Roadfood. Chow JIm
CONCH FRITTERS WITH MUSTARD SAUCE
1 pound conch or abalone
2 red peppers
2 green peppers
2 large sweet onions
1 tablespoon cayenne
2 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
2 1/2 cups self-rising flour
oil for frying
Rinse the conch and remove and discard the orange fin and the foot.
For abalone, clean as usual and cut into 1/2 inch pieces. Chop
the meat in the container of a food processor. Chop peppers and
onions fine by hand, so that there will be crunchy pieces in the
Place the chopped meat and veggies in a bowl, add the seasoning,
egg, and mix in the flour. Roll into balls around 1 1/4 inches in
diameter. Bring the oil to 350 degrees. Add 1 fritter at a time,
waiting a few seconds before adding the next. Fry only 5 at a
time, removing and adding as they are cooked. (Cooking so few
fritters at a time means that the oil is kept at a constant
temperature, rather than dropping a few degrees each time more food
is added. this keeps the fritters crunchy rather than oil-logged.)
Fry for 5 minutes, or until golden and light. Drain and serve with
the mustard sauce. Makes around 30 fritters (10 servings).
3 tablespoons mayonnaise (or plain yogurt)
1 tablespoon mustard (Dijon works well)
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Mix all of the ingredients together and taste for seasoning. Add
salt and pepper to taste. Makes about 1/4 cup of sauce.
Thanks to those who have replied – but…………..
CCJPO – you have mentioned some items that I have no clue about!!!!??
I know we all speak the same language but what are conch fritters? and what is bimini bread?
FLIPPERJACK,If you are in Fort Lauderdale you need to eat at ERNIE’S.
Great Pork Sandwiches, conch salad, conch fritters, and grouper sandwiches, plus great bimini bread.
Eat on the 2nd floor.
Welcome aboard. As a Texan, I don’t think your going to find any "real" BBQ in Florida. Stick with fish. The entire state is surrounded by water.
The best seafood in Florida are the fantastic Stone Crabs. However I think the season is over in May. You might just hit it while it’s still in season.
I’m sure some Floridians will advise you about BBQ in their state.
Have fun and good luck.
I have lurked reading about US roadfood over last few months. I have visited the US on a number of occasions from my home in the UK, over the last 8 years.
I will be visiting again with my family next Easter – Fort Lauderdale in Florida and also Orlando (we brits love to visit the mouse!!).
Any good places to call in? We are conservative in our tastes but would love to have some real bbq that I have read about and seen on this site.
From the UK
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