I love conch. I also love pacro (chitons) and mussels and all those other sea shell type meats. I can eat them every time. Living on an island, gettings these items were easy. We would pass someone on the side of the road trying to sell some fresh catch of the day be it conchs or crab and fish. But these little buggers were not cheap. Catching crustaceans is not an easy job. I know especially for pacro it's a lot of work. That means that you know you are going to pay a premier price for the meat. So that meant we also ate these things on occasion. Well, unless you decide to buy it already prepared at an establishment. I was pretty excited when I was gifted with some conch by a family friend. Almost 4 pounds! The excitement level was on high. I wanted to make five hundred recipes. I made a list of all the things I could make with the conch then realized, I just didn't have enough conch for that. So decided to stick to the recipes that were true to my Caribbean folks. My hope is later I get some more conch so that I can do some Caribbean influenced recipes.