Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Look out, it's a SHARK!!!!

Dinner tonight was awesome! 2 weekends ago on our Jungle Jim's adventure we bought some frozen shark steaks. Seeing as I don't prepare a lot of fish and I have never had shark I was a bit nervous. Every day Jesse would ask me when we were going to eat the shark. Finally I put it on the menu. It turned out awesome! I can't believe how good it was. It was perfectly tender and not at all fishy. Jesse even made a comment about it being like a "$30 plate from Bonefish Grill". I'll take that as a compliment :)

I served dinner with baked rice (he even liked the rice, WOOHOO)

Marinated Shark Steaks (Recipe from recipezaar.com)

2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar (eh, I used red wine vinegar, use what you've got!)
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp parsley (I used less since I used dry)
1 clove garlic (I used 2, mmmm garlic!)
2 shark steaks

In a shallow bowl combine the first 7 ingredients and mix well.
Marinate for 30-60 minutes in refrigerator
Broil steaks 4-5 inches from heat for about 5 minutes each side, or until fish flakes easily with fork

Baked Garlic Rice Pilaf

2 tablespoons butter
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 cup long-grain white rice
2 1/2 cups chicken broth, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
I also used some fresh squeezed lemon, I added it about 15 minutes before it was finished

Preheat oven to 375*.
Heat butter in a skillet; add garlic and rice and cook until both are golden brown.
Add 1 cup of broth and the salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil and pour into a covered casserole; bake for 25 minutes.
Stir in remaining 1 1/2 cups broth; cook for another 45 minutes.
This can be doubled without increasing the cooking time.



    Anyway, It looks great. I am not sure I would be daring enough to eat shark but good for you. The baked garlic rice pilaf does sound quite amazing though. I think I'll C&P that one now.

  2. Looks great! I'm glad you were able to find a recipe for it. If I ever happen upon shark at the store, I'll keep this in mind.

  3. Wow! I'm impressed!! :-) You are becoming quite the culinary queen. I've never done shark but I made an awesome old bay shrimp alfredo the other night that was out of this world.

    I'm going to try the rice dish. You know what a rice fanatic I am!


  4. I like BOTH recipes - though I'll use mahi mahi, which is what's in my freezer. I Like the baked rice idea.

  5. this looks good. In Australia we call shark "flake" and its a staple at every fish and chip shop. Glad you liked it :)!!


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