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Top Fish and Seafood Dishes In Nassau Not To Be Missed


Seafood dishes in Nassau are central to its culinary heritage, reflecting the island's proximity to rich fishing grounds in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. The abundance of fresh fish and shellfish has shaped traditional Bahamian dishes, showcasing a fusion of African, Caribbean, and European influences.

At Flying Seahorse, Nassau is one of our prized flying locations along with Sint Maarten and St. Barts. We know that our private jet catering experience is going to be a highlight of your trip, and therefore, the food we serve taps directly into the luxury island experience. 

Nassau's culinary scene is vibrant and diverse, offering a tantalizing array of seafood dishes that highlight local ingredients and flavors. Nassau caters to both locals and tourists seeking authentic Bahamian cuisine. 

The city's dining landscape celebrates the freshness and diversity of seafood, making it a must-visit destination for seafood enthusiasts worldwide. Here’s what you need to know about the top fish and seafood dishes in Nassau.


Popular Fish and Seafood Dishes In Nassau: What Not To Miss 

As you can imagine, there are specific seafood recipes you just have to try while in Nassau. Here, we take the guesswork out of what those dishes are. Let’s dive in:


Mahi Mahi fish
Mahi Mahi, also known as dolphinfish or dorado, is a vibrant and flavorful fish.

Grilled Mahi Mahi

Mahi Mahi, also known as dolphinfish or dorado, is a vibrant and flavorful fish found in tropical and subtropical waters worldwide, including the surrounding Nassau waters.  

It is known for its firm texture and mild, sweet flavor, making it a popular choice for grilling. Mahi Mahi typically has a lean white flesh or pinkish-white when cooked, with a moderately high oil content that helps keep it moist during cooking.

Want to sample mahi mahi before you’ve even dipped your toe in the Nassau waters? As one of our esteemed travelers, you’ll have access to their world-class dishes via our Flying Seahorse menu:

  • Red mahi mahi gravlax

  • Mahi mahi papillote in Champagne sauce

  • Mahi mahi in coconut and lime broth, tobico roe, coriander, red onions and cherry tomatoes.

On the island, grilled Mahi Mahi is often served with various sauces or toppings that complement its natural flavors. A couple of traditional options include:

  1. Citrus salsa: A fresh and tangy topping made with diced tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, jalapenos, and a generous squeeze of lime or lemon juice.

  2. Tropical fruit salsa: Combines diced mango, pineapple, red bell pepper, red onion, and cilantro with a splash of lime juice for a sweet and savory contrast.

  3. Garlic butter sauce: A classic choice that enhances the richness of the fish with melted butter, minced garlic, fresh herbs like parsley or dill, and a squeeze of lemon juice.

  4. Mango salsa: A bright salsa made with diced mango, red bell pepper, red onion, cilantro, and a touch of lime juice, adding a sweet and tangy flavor profile.

  5. Tamarind glaze: A sweet and slightly tangy glaze made from tamarind paste, brown sugar, soy sauce, and ginger, brushed over the grilled Mahi Mahi for a unique Caribbean-inspired flavor.


Conch Fritters
Conch fritters are a beloved Bahamian delicacy, particularly popular in Nassau.

Conch Fritters

Conch fritters are a beloved Bahamian delicacy, particularly popular in Nassau. They are made from minced conch meat, a shellfish found in the Caribbean waters, mixed with a batter of flour, eggs, bell peppers, onions, celery, and local spices. 

The mixture is then formed into small balls and deep-fried until golden brown and crispy on the outside while remaining tender and yummy inside.

Conch fritters are typically served hot as an appetizer or snack. They are often accompanied by a dipping sauce, such as a spicy aioli, tartar sauce, or a citrus-based sauce for added zest. Garnishes can include fresh lime wedges or lemon slices to enhance the flavors.

Conch fritters are enjoyed best when freshly prepared, maintaining their crispy exterior and savory interior, making them a must-try dish when visiting Nassau or any Bahamian restaurant.


Cracked Conch

Cracked conch is another iconic seafood dish in Nassau, showcasing the natural flavors of fresh conch meat. 

To prepare cracked conch, tenderized conch meat is coated in seasoned flour or breadcrumbs and then quickly fried to achieve a crispy, golden-brown exterior while keeping the inside tender and juicy. 

The dish highlights the delicate sweetness of conch meat, a staple ingredient in Bahamian cuisine.


Fish Market
Nassau boasts several local fish markets.

Local Fish Markets

Nassau boasts several local fish markets where visitors and locals alike can find a variety of freshly caught seafood. Some prominent locations include:

  • Potter's Cay Dock: Situated near downtown Nassau, Potter's Cay Dock is a bustling hub for fresh seafood. It offers a wide range of fish, including snapper, grouper, mahi-mahi, and of course, conch.

  • Montagu Fish Market: Located east of downtown Nassau, Montagu Fish Market is known for its selection of local and regional seafood. It's a popular spot to find fresh conch and snapper.

  • Arawak Cay (Fish Fry): This cultural and culinary hotspot on the western end of Nassau features a cluster of seafood stalls and restaurants. It's famous for its vibrant atmosphere and serves up everything from fried fish to conch salad.

When visiting local fish markets in Nassau, freshness is key. Many vendors receive deliveries straight from fishermen each morning, ensuring that the seafood is as fresh as possible. 

Visitors can often choose their fish and have it cleaned and filleted on-site, guaranteeing quality and flavor.


Why Flying Seahorse?

Choosing Flying Seahorse for your lux onboard catering needs ensures an unparalleled culinary experience crafted with expertise and passion. 

Located conveniently just ten minutes from the airport, our cutting-edge facilities are home to a talented Chef and his dedicated team. 

At Flying Seahorse, we emphasize the importance of food safety and quality, sourcing only the freshest, local, and homemade ingredients. This dedication allows us to consistently provide catering services that stand out in both taste and presentation, ensuring that each meal we serve is not only delicious but also safe and wholesome.

Our company's core values—professionalism, punctuality, finesse, enthusiasm, respect, quality, trust, and loveare deeply ingrained in every aspect of our business. These principles steer us in delivering an unforgettable experience for our esteemed passengers ensuring that every interaction with Flying Seahorse is marked by reliability and excellence.

Our promise of excellence extends across the Caribbean, from Sint Maarten to St Barths and all the way to Nassau

In choosing Flying Seahorse, you are not just selecting a catering service; you are opting for a dedicated partner who prioritizes your culinary satisfaction and strives to elevate your private aviation experience to new heights.

To find out more, call us on WhatsApp at +33643538619 or email us at Let’s talk through your specific culinary requirements.



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