I can't believe the previous review. I lived on a sailboat for 5 years and had access to fresh conch. This was and this is one of my favorite recipes.......one of my stand-bys when I needed to entertain. My husband asked me to make this dish especially because he hadn't had it for so long. I had misplaced my old Eatingwell book that contained it and was delighted to find it again when I went on-line. My entire family loves this recipe...You need to know what type of heat you are aiming for and adjust accordingly.........of course I am now unable to get fresh conch but I find that shrimp is a very good substitute.