• JUDITH BAKER

Bahamian Fish Fry


Friday night is usually Fish Fry night in The Islands Of The Bahamas when parties take off, tasty fish and chicken is deep fried over a smoky camp fire, music starts, rum punch is poured and the local Kalik beers are cracked open. Young and old, locals and tourists all join in at locations such as pretty Governor’s Harbour on tiny Eleuthera when this otherwise sleepy spot jumps into life.

Wednesday nights alright for frying on Grand Bahama

But in Grand Bahama Island Wednesday night is when we head to Smith's Point for the weekly Fish Fry. For Get there early (about 6)before the queues form. Eat at tables overlooking the lovely beach and watch the sunset, then party until the small hours with music and dancing enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. A fish dinner with fresh snapper or grouper, rice and peas and sides is about $12. Don’t miss the guava duff for pudding and wash it down with a rum punch or local Kalik beer.

Conked Out

No one can visit The Bahamas without experiencing a Fish Fry, or without tasting conch! The edible mollusc is nowhere more popular than in The Bahamas, where it is pronounced ‘conk’and eaten in salads and soups. Conch shacks are found throughout the Bahamas but Harbour Island has some of the most iconic and colourful, such as Queen Conch located near the harbour alongside the straw vendors’ distinctive blue and yellow stalls.

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