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How to Grill Shark
Grilling is one of those American traditions. In fact, grilling is as old as time itself. The original griller's, cavemen, used to cook their food over an open fire, much like it is done today. Today's grills use the same principles, but use a little modern technology to do the job a little better, more efficiently safer, and more evenly. Even though grills vary from make and model (and even between identical makes and models), grilling is an art that is generally universal, meaning it doesn't matter if you have a small $10 kettle charcoal grill, or a $1,000 top of the line gas grill, or a $25,000 professional industrial quality grill. One of the many things that can be cooked on a grill is seafood. Seafood is very delicious when grilled, and shark is no exception. Shark is especially delicious when it is grilled, as it picks up the smokey flavors and accents the sharks natural flavors. If you happen to have gone out on a deep sea fishing trip, and caught a shark, or have been given some shark meat, and we're wondering how to cook it, grilling is the way to go. And just like other seafood, shark is very easy to grill.
Preparing the Grill
No matter if you are using a gas grill or a charcoal grill, you are going to have to get it ready. The best way to do this is to follow the instructions in your grills owners manual. If your using charcoal, make sure to clean out all the ash and used charcoal from the last use. Place charcoal (or wood) in the center of the grill, in a pyramid shape. Add lighting fluid (if needed or desired), and light. Once the coals have burned about 10-15 minutes, they should be covered in a whit/grayish ash. Spread evenly, and put in cooking racks. Cover, and allow to heat for about 5-10 minutes, and clean the rack with a grill brush. If using gas, make sure to inspect the gas lines of your gas grill before lighting. Loose connections, broken parts, rust, bulges and more, can cause a gas grill to fail, causing fires or even explosions. If any broken or missing parts are found, make sure to replace them with quality replacement gas grill parts before lighting. If your gas grill checks out, turn on the gas, turn on the burners, and light. Turn the burners onto high, and allow the grill to heat for about 10 minutes. Clean the cooking grates with a grill brush. Now your ready to grill.
Grilled Seasoned Shark
- Shark Steaks, Roughly 1/2 pound each
- Soy Sauce
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Lemon Juice
- 3-4 tablespoons - Butter
- Olive Oil
- 3-4 cloves - Garlic, minced
- Black Pepper
- Scallions, sliced
- Take the butter, and melt over medium heat. Once melted, add the garlic and scallions, and cook till fragrant, usually about 30 seconds to a minute. Add in the rest of the ingredients, to taste. Remove from heat, and place into large container.
- Place the shark steaks in the butter marinade mixture, and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes. For best flavor, flip steaks at least once during marinating.
- Once marinated (or while marinating if only marinating for 30 minutes), get the grill ready. Shark steaks should be cooked on a clean grill, at about medium temperature (roughly 300 degrees).
- Once the grill is ready, place the steaks onto the grill, and grill about 5 minutes each side, brushing some of the butter marinade mixture onto the steaks while it cooks. Flip, and grill the opposite side, and marinade again.
- Shark steaks are done when the meat is white and no longer opaque. Brush one last time with butter, allow to sit for about a minute, flip, and brush on more marinade. Let cook additional minute, then remove from grill. Allow to sit for a minute or two before serving.
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