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OBG®'s Foodie Friday: Bake 'N Shark

Friday, February 24, 2012
A loaded up Bake 'N Shark from Richard's, Maracas Bay, Trinidad
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Condiment Station at Richard's Bake 'N Shark, Maracas Bay, Trinidad
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A close up of my Bake 'N Shark.  Mmmmmm.
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 Bake 'N Shark
In layman's terms, Bake 'N Shark is a fried shark sandwich native to Trinidad...and guess what?  It is yummmmmm-ee.  Technically, it is deep-fried shark stuffed in a pocket of deep-fried batter, a bread somewhat similar to the native American Indian "fry bread" popular in the American Southwest (that's the "bake").  A variety of sauces and condiments are available as well.  If you click on the large Bake 'N Shark link above, I've managed to find a recipe online; it'll be up to you to find the shark meat.  ;-)

You can find about a dozen Bake 'N Shark huts at Maracas Bay, one of Trinidad's most beautiful beaches located on the north side of the island.  The most popular shack (you should've seen the line!) is called Richard's.  Check out this Bizarre Foods video for the skinny (starting at the 2:25 mark).  Host Andrew Zimmern says it's the best fish sandwich he has ever eaten!  I'll definitely have to second that emotion!

OBG®'s Foodie Friday posts celebrate the obvious link between culture and food with tasty recipes and food chat from your favorite food bloggers and fellow foodies on the World Wide Web.

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Aqueelah on: February 25, 2012 at 10:49 AM said...

Well...I love ya Tracey, and I love Andrew's show but I keep thinking of Orca lol #tryingtokeepanopenmind

Unknown on: February 25, 2012 at 11:37 AM said...

But Orca is a whale...

Aqueelah on: February 25, 2012 at 11:50 AM said...

LOL@duh...senior moment...meant "Jaws".

Aisha G of HartlynKids on: February 25, 2012 at 3:16 PM said...

Bake and shark is my favorite thing on the planet and the reason I married my Trini husband! I've had it from maracas but.... Shhhh.... My mother in law makes it JUST as good

Unknown on: February 27, 2012 at 7:56 AM said...

Smiling @ Aqueelah. (We all have those.)

Aisha: LOL. Mothers ALWAYS make things better! #TriniLove

Try Anything Once Terri on: February 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM said...

I think Trinidad has some of the most interesting cuisine in the Caribbean. I've never had shark, but I will definitely try some if I get chance to go to Trinidad.

Unknown on: February 28, 2012 at 11:13 AM said...

It was really good, Terri. I just wonder how shark would taste broiled and not fried.

ebonyblu on: March 2, 2012 at 1:05 PM said...

Okay Tracey now I have to go to Trinidad and try a shark sandwich. Lol!


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