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Shark isn't a popular eating fish in the U.S. for some reason. Maybe it's due to our sensationalist movies about them being so vicious, I'm not sure. It is, however, extremely popular in other cultures and has been for centuries.
You can buy shark cut in fillets, steaks, or chunks. Very small varieties of shark are sometimes sold whole.
Some species have a slight ammonia smell to them which can easily be remedied by soaking the fish for a few hours in milk or water mixed with lemon juice.
The shark flesh has no bones, so if you are easily turned off by bony fish this might be a good choice for you. It's a very dense and meaty-textured fish, similar to swordfish. It holds its shape when cooked making it perfect on the grill. It can also be broiled, baked, poached and fried. Shark is also extremely low in fat. The first time I had shark was when we grilled it when we went camping one time. I know, seems like odd food to drag to a campsite, but it was the best meal and our friends were jealous (apparently their hot dogs weren't as exciting).
If you can't get shark at your local fish market or grocery store, try substituting swordfish, mahi mahi, or tuna in place of it in these recipes.
Cajun Shark Ingredients: shark, cut into bite sized pieces, olive oil, garlic, soy sauce, lemon juice, crushed red hot pepper Hide Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 288 calories, 14g fat, 1g carbs, 36g protein. Recipe is: Low in carbs.
Mako Shark Steaks In Herb Butter Ingredients: thyme, seafood seasonings, marjoram, butter, lemon, onion, garlic, patted dry, shark steaks, salt oven, stovetop Show Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 480 calories, 38g fat, 3g carbs, 33g protein. Recipe is: Low in carbs.
Grilled Shark Ingredients: brown sugar, vinegar, water, garlic, onion, butter, shark steaks, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup stovetop Show Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 403 calories, 16g fat, 15g carbs, 48g protein. Recipe is: Low in carbs.
Marinated Shark Steaks Ingredients: black pepper, garlic, parsley, oil, lemon juice, rice vinegar or wine vinegar, soy sauce, shark steaks, green onions, parsley oven Show Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 292 calories, 15g fat, 2g carbs, 36g protein. Recipe is: Low in carbs.
Teriyaki Shark Steaks Ingredients: shark steaks, teriyaki sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice, butter, garlic powder, lemon juice
Buttered Mako Shark With White Wine Ingredients: Mako Shark Steaks, rinsed in cold water and, patted dry, egg yolks, white wine, butter, scallions, heavy cream, salt, black pepper, fresh parsley
Barbecued Mako-Herb Steaks Ingredients: fresh dill, parsley, fresh oregano, lemon juice, garlic, Mako shark steaks, salt, black pepper outdoor grill Show Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 231 calories, 8g fat, 3g carbs, 36g protein. Recipe is: Low in carbs. Low in sodium.
Shark Margarita Ingredients: Shark steaks, 1-inch thick, lime juice, lime rind, garlic, ground ginger, vegetable oil, black pepper, Liquid honey, or maple syrup
Broiled Spicy Shark Ingredients: Shark fillets (3/4" thick), parsley, dried basil, Seafood sauce or chili sauce, lemon juice, fresh basil, onion powder, Cayanne Pepper, garlic, soy sauce
Shark Teriyaki Ingredients: Mako Shark Steaks, soy sauce, pineapple, brown sugar, vegetable oil or olive oil, garlic, ginger