Shark Attack!

The mercury hit eighty degrees here this past weekend in central Maryland, so what better way of celebrating than by throwing a few high-mercury fish kabob on the old Weber grill?  I picked up some blacktip shark steaks from Weis Markets for a very reasonable 3.99/lb, and added some fresh pineapple and red bell pepper slices to boot.  Take a gander…
Pre-Grill Shot

Pre-Grill Shot

On the grill...Before I burnt my fingers

On the grill...Before I burnt my fingers

Take that Jaws!

Take that Jaws!

 Adam’s Shark and Pineapple Kabobs

1-1.5 lbs Blacktip Shark, cut into bite sized pieces

2 Tablespoons of your favorite store-bought “islandy” Marinade.

2 teaspoons teriyaki sauce

2 teaspoons lime juice

1 teaspoons rice win vinegar

1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger

1/2 Fresh Pineapple, cut into cubes

1 Red/Orange/Yellow Bell Pepper, cut into cubes

1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce

1 teaspoon ground cloves

2 teaspoons dark sesame oil

Mix the marinade, teriyaki sauce, lime juice, ginger, and vinegar together.  Add more salt or lime juice for balance as needed.  Let shark marinate in the mixture for at least an hour in a plastic bag.  Prior to assembling kabobs, brush slices of pineapple and pepper with soy sauce and sesame oil mixture, saving some for basting while the kabobs are on the grill.  Assemble kabobs and lube up the grill grates.  Grill over medium-high heat until shark begins to flake and peppers are charred.  Or until you burn your fingers trying to flip the damn things.  Remember to mop the darn things!

Nothing beats grilling in April!

Serve over brown rice with red onions and mangos.  Yes, even we suburban white people from Maryland can get into the “island groove” from time to time.  Keep on grubbin’!

10 comments on “Shark Attack!

  1. Wuah!!!!! I have GOT to check and see of my market is carrying shark right now. If so I’m having this. Last week I had some home ‘Qued Mahi Mahi tacos…mmmmm.

  2. Looks good and it appears that it made a ton. Can you ship to Indy?!

  3. Adam says:

    Honestly, the stuff I bought was frozen and already thawed, which is a no-no for seafood. It was still pretty decent though (some pieces were not so great, but only cause I cut them up crapy), so I can’t even imagine how good the fresh or even flash frozen stuff would be. Shark does not get a ton of love, but I find it a great (and cheaper) alternative to swordfish, which I prefer to grill with.

    I’m heading down to the Outer Banks ina few weeks. Can’t wait to check out the local fish markets and get some fresh fish to grill. I am thinking Tuna.

  4. Adam Bomb says:

    Frozen is, unfortunately, about the only way I can get my hands on any fish in my city. I’d love to have some decent seafood 🙁

    Those shark kabobs look absolutely mouthwatering, and I’m uber-jealous. I’m so hungry now…..guess I’ll go to BK or something *pouty face*

  5. brad says:

    I would feel so weird if I was eating pieces of a shark.

  6. Adam Bomb says:

    I would feel so happy if I was eating pieces of shark!

  7. plushpuppy says:

    “It has been assessed as Near Threatened by the World Conservation Union, on the basis of its low reproductive rate and level of human exploitation.”

  8. Adam Bomb says:

    I am now going to eat twice as many sharks after reading the previous post.

  9. Adam says:

    Haha. I’ll just settle for a great white.

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