Bake and Shark Recipe: Dive into the Savory Delights of Trinidad's Beachside Classic!

Dish recipes: Bake and Shark
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Embark on a delicious journey to the beaches of Trinidad with our mouthwatering Bake and Shark recipe! Bake and Shark is a beloved Trinidadian street food that combines the crispy goodness of fried shark with a medley of flavorful toppings and sauces. In this recipe, we'll guide you through creating the ultimate beachside delight, where tender shark fillets are coated, fried to perfection, and tucked into fresh bake bread. Get ready to explore the vibrant flavors of Trinidadian culinary tradition and indulge in a plate of authentic coastal cuisine.


For the Fried Shark:

1 lb shark fillets (substitute with another firm fish)

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Salt and black pepper, to taste

Oil, for frying

For the Bake Bread:

  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

Water, as needed

Oil, for frying

For Toppings and Sauces:

  1. Shredded lettuce

Sliced tomatoes

Sliced onions

Sliced cucumbers

Hot pepper sauce (to taste)

Garlic sauce (optional)

Mango chutney (optional)


Step 1: Prepare the Fried Shark

In a bowl, mix flour, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper for the coating. Coat each shark fillet in the seasoned flour mixture.

Step 2: Fry the Shark

Heat oil in a deep skillet or fryer over medium-high heat. Fry the coated shark fillets until golden brown and crispy. Drain on paper towels.

Step 3: Prepare the Bake Bread

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt for the bread. Gradually add water while kneading to form a soft dough. Divide the dough into portions and roll them into balls.

Step 4: Fry the Bake Bread

Flatten each dough ball into a round shape. Fry the dough rounds in hot oil until puffed up and golden brown.

Step 5: Assemble the Bake and Shark

Open a piece of bake bread and place a fried shark fillet inside. Top with shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers.

Step 6: Add Toppings and Sauces

Drizzle with hot pepper sauce and add other optional sauces like garlic sauce or mango chutney.

Step 7: Serve and Enjoy

Close the bake bread to create a sandwich and serve the Bake and Shark immediately. Savor the layers of flavors and textures that capture the essence of Trinidad's beachside classic.

Congratulations! You've successfully crafted Bake and Shark, a culinary masterpiece that encapsulates the coastal delights of Trinidad. With its crispy fried shark, fresh toppings, and variety of sauces, this dish offers an authentic taste of tradition and culinary adventure. Share the joy of Bake and Shark with friends and family, and let them experience the delightful allure of Trinidadian flavors. Happy cooking and enjoy the flavorful journey of Bake and Shark!