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.
Grilled Shark Made with ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, shark steaks, butter, onion, garlic, water, vinegar, brown sugar stovetop
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Mako Shark Steaks In Herb Butter Made with salt, shark steaks, patted dry, garlic, onion, lemon, butter, marjoram, seafood seasonings, thyme oven, stovetop
Marinated Shark Steaks Made with green onions, shark steaks, soy sauce, rice vinegar or wine vinegar, lemon juice, oil, parsley, garlic, black pepper oven
Teriyaki Shark Steaks Made with shark steaks, teriyaki sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice, butter, garlic powder oven
Cajun Shark Made with crushed red hot pepper, lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic, olive oil, shark, cut into bite sized pieces
Barbecued Mako-Herb Steaks Made with black pepper, salt, Mako shark steaks, garlic, lemon juice, fresh oregano, parsley, fresh dill outdoor grill
Shark Margarita Made with Liquid honey, or maple syrup, black pepper, vegetable oil, ground ginger, garlic, lime rind, lime juice, Shark steaks, 1-inch thick
Peppered Shark Made with black pepper, shark steaks, salt, butter, shallots, cognac or other brandy, chicken stock, beef stock, whipping cream stovetop Buttered Mako Shark With White Wine Made with fresh parsley, black pepper, salt, heavy cream, scallions, butter, white wine, egg yolks, patted dry, Mako Shark Steaks, rinsed in cold water and
Shark Teriyaki Made with ginger, garlic, mako shark steaks, soy sauce, pineapple, brown sugar, vegetable oil or olive oil oven Broiled Spicy Shark
Made with soy sauce, garlic, Cayanne Pepper, onion powder, fresh basil, lemon juice, Seafood sauce or chili sauce, dried basil, parsley, Shark fillets (3/4" thick)