As I was drying myself off after swimming with stingrays in the Grand Cayman, our guides started another spectacular show, this time from inside of the boat. I saw an entourage of people gathering around the stern and for a second I thought the ship may capsize from the weight. I quickly envisioned a painfully long swim to the shore and wondered if I could possibly ride on the back of one of my new stingray friends. But, then out of the corner of my eye I saw our tour guide cleaning a giant conch by scrubbing the grunge off the shell with a brush and I joined the paparazzi to capture this spectacle. He proceeded to take a LARGE knife and extracted the fresh conch body from its home. He held it up for all the spectators to get a glimpse and asked "does anyone want to try a bite?" A handful of us stuck out our hands for a chance to eat the freshest fish we probably would ever have.

The shellfish tasted like that of a lightly cooked calamari steak. Not too fishy, not too chewy, not too gross. If I was at a sushi restaurant, you could have stuck it on the sashimi menu and I would have ordered two.

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