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Coastal favorite conch catches on nationwide

Coastal favorite conch catches on nationwide

Once considered a regional dish of Florida and tropical outposts in the Caribbean, conch is appearing on a bevy of fine-dining menus across the country.

A staple of Caribbean cuisine for hundreds or perhaps thousands of years, the marine snail—or gastropod mollusk—feeds on algae and offers high-protein, low-fat meat. Conch was at one point so popular in Key West that locals call themselves ‘conchs’ and refer to Florida’s southernmost Key as the ‘Conch

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