Known to be the best place in Jamaica to procure all sorts of seafood – cooked or uncooked Alligator Pond located on the island’s vast and beautifully exotic South Coast is a virtual haven for seafood lovers. The destination is famous for its food, as much as for its beach. Overlooking the black sands of the southern shoreline is one of the best places to eat seafood in the island, Little Ochie Seafood Restaurant.
Located in Alligator Pond, Manchester Little Ochie is a prime spot for weekend or holiday getaways. Patrons can enjoy over 75 freshly caught seafood dishes including curried or jerked shark, conch fritters, conch salad, jerk, curried, grilled or barbecued lobster, conch, eel, squid and seaweed soup, fried or steamed fish and festival and bammy to name a few. The lumber and thatched structures of this restaurant hug a silvery-black sand beach where the sea breaks with playful ferocity along the shore giving it a tremendous atmosphere. The 13th staging of the Bigga Little Ochie Seafood Carnival took place over three days from Friday, July 8 to Sunday, July 10 2011.
This year’s carnival featured an array of succulent seafood ranging from Curried Lobster to Jerk Crab and one especially interesting catch, the latest menace to Jamaica’s waters. The Lionfish is a maroon-striped marauder with venomous spikes that has been rapidly multiplying in the Caribbean’s warm waters, swallowing native species, stinging divers and generally wreaking havoc on the ecologically delicate region. The adaptable predator corners fish and crustaceans up to half its size with its billowy fins and sucks them down in one violent gulp. Research teams observed one lionfish eating 20 small fish in less than 30 minutes. As it turns out humans are its only natural predators and as those who attended the Little Ochie Seafood Carnival discovered, it makes a delightful dish. Our coverage (posted above) shows you how to prepare it and so much more!
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