Beach Bites in the Bahamas

This week on Beach Bites, we are traveling farther south to The Bahamas.  Nassau is one of the most popular port towns for cruise ships, and there is plenty to see right there in the harbor, but if you’re willing to go just a bit further, there is so much more to the island.  The food is “off the chain” as they like to say. 

Here are some of my highlights from the trip and more will be on Beach Bites, June 14th on Cooking Channel at 10 pm eastern time. I’ll be doing my Instagram story LIVE, if you want to watch along with me and ask me any questions about the episode.

 Da Gone Fishin' BBQ

Da Gone Fishin' BBQ

 Smoked Meat Sampler

Smoked Meat Sampler

I had some of the best BBQ I have ever eaten at a little shack called Gone Fish’n.   Sun shining, my feet in the sand, and a big plate of ribs, chicken, and brisket, covered in a tropical BBQ sauce – honestly, it doesn’t get much better. 

 Conch Salad 

Conch Salad 

A trip to the Bahamas would be incomplete without an order of conch.  I went to Goldie’s Conch House, the OG of Arawak Cay, for conch salad.  It was incredibly fresh (still alive when I ordered it, actually) and so flavorful.  

 Chef Antoinette of The Poop Deck

Chef Antoinette of The Poop Deck

Hanging with the chef at The Poop Deck (funny name, I know, but it’s a nautical term) after she grilled up a local hogfish lunch for me and the crew.  She taught me a technique that I’ve tried at home and really like – finely mince a hot pepper and mix it into coarse sea salt, then use it as a rub on a whole fish before grilling.  

 Guava Duff at The Green Parrot

Guava Duff at The Green Parrot

Guava Duff is a traditional Bahamian dessert.  Guava fruit is folded into a dough, then boiled, and served with a guava sauce.  At The Green Parrot, their sauce is spiked with rum…so much rum, that I may or may not have taken part in some dancing… Just gonna say, be sure you watch until the credits roll this week on Beach Bites…

We stayed at the new Baha Mar resort while filming and I loved it.  Super fun and lively, with a great pool and beach.  Check it out here.

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I just want to say a big “thank you” to all of you for watching last week’s premiere episode. It is because of all of your love and support that I get to do what I do.  I hope you enjoy the show!!