Fresh Shark with Avocado Tomato Salsa

Quite naturally I’m FB friends with my local fishmonger.  He posts specials, new arrivals and house prepared plates for take away.  Yesterday afternoon he informed us that he’d just received some whole blue shark.  Jade and I slipped into our sandals, grabbed the camera and fast walked up to the town center.  It was hot, so we arrived sweaty, but before closing time.  Steve was in his usual playful mood and thought of numerous poses for the shark.

The shark reminded me of a fabulous meal we had in Haiti back in the 70s and I thought, why not, I might as well take some home to see what I could come up with.

I made a quick salsa with avocados and tomatoes and put the shark fillets in a simple marinade for two hours.  The grill, gas-less, was out so I just did a quick pan sear.  Nice.

Fresh Shark Fillets with Avocado Tomato Salsa

Avocado tomato salsa :

6 shark fillets

Salt and pepper

Juice of 1/2 lime

Juice of 1/2 lemon

2 garlic cloves, chopped

1/2 inch ginger, chopped

2 tbsp olive oil

Make the salsa and refrigerate.

Season the shark with salt and pepper.  Mix the lime juice, lemon juice, garlic, ginger and olive oil together, then put into a zip lock with the fish, squish around and allow to marinate for at least 2 hours.

Sear the fillets in a hot skillet for 3-4 minutes per side.  Serve with the salsa.

Wine suggestion:  Muscadet

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15 Responses to Fresh Shark with Avocado Tomato Salsa

  1. Wow, beautiful simple meal but wonderful tastes, you did real justice to that beautiful creature.

  2. Woman bites shark – read all about it. read all about it 🙂

  3. Mad Dog says:

    Excellent – I haven’t had shark for a long time, but I remember it being good and having a more meaty texture than normal fish.

  4. Ha, ha. I love that photo!

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  6. Sara says:

    So scandalous! Eat Sharks! Shame on you!

  7. Katharine says:

    This meal looks stunning and I am huge follower and cook of your blog recipes, thank you. Keep the beautiful photos and recipes coming. I must comment though to eat an animal that’s currently on the verge of being listed as becoming endangered due to overfishing and demand for fins is a bit less appealing. Sad to say as shark is delicious. Be well.

  8. rsmacaalay says:

    We have lots of sharks here in NZ but they dont call it sharks but lemon fish, I dunno why? but they are commonly used in fish and chips shops

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