Grilled Mediterranean Shark


Shark is probably one of the less seen seafood dishes on the menu. Although I prefer swordfish over shark, it still has a wonderful meaty texture. A sharks structure is supported only by cartilage, they have no bones which is a distinct advantage when it comes to cooking and preparing for a family with small children. They grill wonderfully and I have never had them fall apart on me while grilling or frying. Shark can be a bit dry if you over cook so I like to marinate my fish before grilling and then toss a beautiful saute of onions or vegetables over them when they are done. In this recipe I used a mixture of Mediterranean ingredients such as tomatoes, olives and capers, sautéing them along with a beautiful bouquet of garlic, parsley and basil. As you grill or fry them, watch the flesh of their meat, as they begin to get opaque that is an indicator that they are near turning time. Usually 6 to 8 minutes depending on their thickness.

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Ciao and Buon Appetitio!
Laurie

11 comments:

Sylvia said...

I love sword fish , specially grilled ,I superpose with shark must be good to, I love the marinade , very Mediterranean.

The Blonde Duck said...

I didn't even know you could eat shark.

Rowena said...

Anyone who loves shark is a definite foodie in my book. I'll have to keep an eye out for some shark steaks at the fishmonger, but another fish that I've always wanted to try is ray fish. They are often sold in whole form but I don't have any idea how I'd prepare them.

The Food Hunter said...

I had shark once and loved it.

The Duo Dishes said...

Shark is so intriguing. Seems like one of those things you would never cook for a weekday dinner, but it keeps popping up. How impressive is it to tell guests they will be having shark as the main dish? :) Is it expensive?

Laurie said...

Hi Chrystal & Amir! :)
Shark is around $2.00 less a pound then swordfish depending on your market ads and specials. I bought mine over the weekend for 5.99 a lb. and today (3/25/09) I checked the Stater Bros online ad and Swordfish (previously frozen) is on sale for $4.99 a pound. So it changes, but no, I don't think it's expensive. Also when I bought the shark it was fresh.

http://www.staterbros.com/getdoc/13ecc4e3-d9cb-48ac-905e-4403a7271528/WeeklyAd.aspx

You two should take a ride to Fisherman's Warf at San Pedro Ports o Call and get fresh fish there! It is such a great place to go.. to have fun as well as purchase fresh fish. When we lived in Long Beach that was one of our regular trips. :) I miss the LA county area.. you have such great options out there..
Ciao and hugs!

duodishes.com said...

Ohhhh that's not too pricey at all. Good to know for the times we really want to wow a small dinner party. Fabo! Is it a shame that we hardly venture to Long Beach. There's a good fish market in Glendale called Fish King. They'd probably have shark galore...It's worth a venture.

Sara said...

My husband really likes thresher shark, but I haven't seen it in the store in ages. If I find some, I definitely need to make this!

glamah16 said...

That looks so mouth watering.I havent had shark in a while. Beautiful.

Proud Italian Cook said...

I have never tried shark, I'll have to get more adventurous in the fish dept, but I wil say your sauce is over the top, I could drink it!
xox, marie

Maggie said...

Looks delicious! My husband is a fan of shark and swordfish. I have to try making this for him.