This rapturous Bake & Shark Sandwich is the perfect combination of crunchy golden fried shark, freshly chopped onion and a dollop of tartar sauce, all assembled together between two crunchy slices of bread. You can enjoy the soft texture of the shark harmonized with the crunchy texture of the onions, all in one flavorful bite!
Eagerly Awaited Bake & Shark Sandwich!
-1 Sandwich-sized Filet of Dogfish Shark
-4 oz of Light Flour
-1 tsp of Ground Cayenne Pepper
-2 oz of Buttermilk
-2 tsp of Baking Powder
-1 lb of Flour
-2 cups of Vegetable Oil
-1 tsp of Ground Mustard
-2 tsp of Salt
-2 tsp of Pepper
-2 tsp of Garlic Powder
-1 White Onion (chopped)
-4 slices of White Bread
-4 Leaves of Lettuce
-¼ cup of Tartar Sauce
1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2) In a small bowl, mix light flour, cayenne pepper, baking powder, salt, pepper and garlic powder together.
3) Rub the filet of dogfish shark with the spice mixture and place it on a greased baking sheet.
4) Bake the shark in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the shark is golden and cooked through.
5) Heat 2 cups of oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit in a medium-sized skillet.
6) While the oil is heating, mix the buttermilk and 1 lb of flour in medium-sized bowl.
7) Once the oil is hot, dip the pieces of shark in the batter and place them in the hot skillet.
8) Fry the shark for about 4 minutes or until golden brown.
9) Remove the shark from the skillet and place on a plate with a paper towel to remove any excess oil.
10) Assemble the sandwich with the shark, lettuce, chopped onion and tartar sauce on white bread.
Pair with a crisp Sauvignon Blanc to accentuate the bold spices used in this sandwich.
What is a Bake & Shark Sandwich?
Bake & Shark Sandwich is a Caribbean street food specialty from the island of Trinidad and Tobago. This delicacy is made with a delicious combination of a crunchy golden fried shark fillet, freshly chopped onions, and a dollop of tartar sauce, served between two crunchy slices of bread. By combining the soft texture of the shark, with the crunchy texture of the onions and tartar sauce, this rapturous sandwich offers a harmonious and flavorful bite.
Why People Love Bake & Shark Sandwiches
The delicious flavor of Bake & Shark Sandwich has made it a popular favorite in the Caribbean. People love it for its unique flavor that is both savory and sweetness. The contrast between the crunchy texture of the fried shark and the soft texture of the bread gives the sandwich a unique and delightful taste. Furthermore, people enjoy this sandwich as a quick snack or as a meal by adding more ingredients such as lettuce and tomatoes.
Making Bake & Shark Gluten Free
Traditional recipe of Bake & Shark Sandwich includes wheat flour and bread, therefore not suitable for those who are gluten intolerant. However, it is possible to make this sandwich gluten free by making a few simple adjustments. To make the sandwich gluten free, start by using gluten-free flour when coating the shark fillets and using gluten-free bread for the sandwich itself. Additionally, it would be wise to double check for any gluten present in the tartar sauce if store-bought.
Making Bake & Shark Vegan
For vegans, Bake & Shark Sandwich can be modified to be vegan-friendly. Since the traditional recipe doesn’t include dairy, eggs or other animal products, it can fairly easily be adjusted to be vegan. To make it vegan, start by substituting the shark fillets with a plant-based alternative such as seitan, tempeh or tofu. Additionally, be sure to use a vegan-friendly mayonnaise or tartar sauce. Finally, opt for a vegan-friendly bread and you’ll have yourself a delicious vegan Bake & Shark Sandwich.
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