Grilled Shark


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The Little Woman has never eaten shark.  That was good news to me when we were at the market yesterday and found black tip shark on sale.  We bought three nice fresh fillets for about $5.  Most people will not go out of their way to eat Jaws.  I love shark, as I do any seafood.

Speaking of which, did you know in the world approximately:

  •  655,000 people each year are killed by mosquitoes
  • 2,900 people each year are killed by hippopotamuses
  • 780 people each year are killed by deer
  • 132 people each year are killed by cows
  • And only 6 are killed each year by sharks.

AND, approximately one food blogger is killed each year by his readers because he tells a long story before getting to the recipe.


3 nice shark fillets

Before cooking, baste the shark in:

  • 3 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp French mustard
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • A dash of McCormick’s Montreal Chicken seasoning.

Whisk all together a brush on the shark.  The olive oil protects the shark from burning.  I always brush the food with olive oil before grilling.

Grill the shark 8 minutes a side on high heat.

Shark Dipping Sauce

  • 3 TBSP Hoisin Sauce
  • 3 TBSP chicken stock

In a small sauce pan, heat all ingredients together.  The stock thins the Hoisin for dipping.

String Beans

  • 1 strip bacon, chopped
  • 1 bunch of string beans for two
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 TBSP Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 TBSP Worcestershire
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Fry bacon in the bottom of a 2 quart sauce pan, add olive oil, on high heat, drop the beans in the pan and stir, add the rest of the ingredient and stir until steam starts to form, turn off heat, cover and the beans will steam to al dente.


See recipe on the Recipe Page for Italian Rice.

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