Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Hunter Gatherers

Got him! After Dave spotted him, it took Derek a couple of hours to figure out how to get this guy out of his coral cave. It was quite the battle, all by snorkeling in 12' of water.

And very tasty he was, broiled in butter. All 6 of us had a good portion, accompanied by great veggies and curried rice, washed down with a couple of bottles of wine. Another great meal with good friends!

Then there was the conch. "Catching" these guys is way easier than lobster. You just pick them up off the bottom. But cleaning them is a whole 'nother (very messy) thing. They're pretty darn tasty though. Good thing, because its tricky to get them tender and you have to chew for a while!

Dinner's ready! Jon not only blows a mean blues harp....

They seek 'em here, they seek 'em there, those damned elusive whelks. They may not run, but they sure can hide.