Shark BitesFrom grizzlybear 8 years ago
- First, cut your Shark into small, thick pieces, about an inch or an inch square. You are trying to make big bite size pieces so they will cook right but can be picked up and eaten easily. shopping list
- Next, melt about a stick of butter (more or less depending on how much you are making) with about a tablespoon of olive oil in a large bowl - you can do this in the microwave or on the stove and then reserve into a large bowl. Let the melted butter/oil cool but do not let it re-solidify. shopping list
- Coat the pieces well with kosher salt and ground black pepper. Set aside to allow the bites to come up to room temp if they were in the fridge or on ice. shopping list
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- Ok now it is time to make the spice mixture for the bites. You will want to make enough to liberally cover the bites, but not too much that you are wasting all your spices. How much you need depends on how many bites you are making. shopping list
- In a small bowl, combine roughly equal parts of the following: shopping list
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- Add to this some amount of chili powder and cayenne pepper. This will add considerable heat, so adjust how much you add to your and your guest’s tastes. (Note - you could forget all of these spices and just coat with your favorite blackened or cajun seasoning, but it won't taste as good of course). shopping list
How to make it
- Once the butter is close to room temp (adding an ice cube will help plus it will further thin the mixture), add the Shark pieces to the bowl and toss to coat. When liberally coated, remove the pieces to a large plate or cookie sheet. Coat the bites well with the spice mixture. On all sides. When finished, coat again with some Italian seasoning (fresh herbs not necessary - dried/store bought ok).
- To cook the bites, place each on a hot grill and cook for about a minute and a half to two minutes on each side. The bites should not take more then 3-4 minutes too cook, unless you like them really well done. Again this depends somewhat on your grill temp and the size you cut the bites.
- When finished remove to a large plate and serve. I like to make a dipping sauce and sometimes serve with toothpicks to make it easier for the guests to pick them up.
- Dipping Sauce
- Combine equal parts mayonnaise and brown mustard in a small bowl. Use a quality brown mustard - if you don't have any good stuff you can get Jack Daniels mustard in most grocery stores and it works well. Once the mustard and mayo are combined, add a small amount of pickle juice from any pickle jar and a small amount of lemon juice. Add a small amount of store bought pre-minced garlic as well (optional). I won't write down specific amounts of each ingredient b/c that depends on how much you are making. Combine all of these ingredients thoroughly and season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Serve this along with the Shark Bites for dipping.
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