Bake & Shark

17 March 2009

Bake & Shark, or Shark & Bake as it's also called, is a sandwich made of lightly battered and seasoned young shark, wrapped in a light, unleavened fried-bread or bake.

It's a must-have, cultural food staple for any visit to Maracas.
If you know any Caribbean nationals, ask them about Bake & Shark - they'll likely smile and tell you of Trinidad.

My portion was left "alarmingly plain", according to Avi.
She chose do the typical Trini thing and pile a wide assortment of condiments atop her sandwich; things like tamarind, cilantro, garlic and Congo pepper sauces, and more standard items like lettuce, tomato and cucumber.

::ahem:: ...and Karen, my deepest apologies for making your mouth water.

Maracas Beach, Trinidad

Comments

Posted by Karen on March 17, 2009 9:26 PM:

Killing me. KILL. ING. ME.

Posted by Mike on March 17, 2009 10:01 PM:

Makes me wanna go get some fish tacos! Actually, now that I think about it, they're not to far removed from each other.

Lose the bread and change the condiments and you've got fish and chips too.

The only "local" food we ate on our cruise was on Isla Margarita when the tour guide stopped the bus and bought empenadas for everyone on the bus from a street vendor. The cruise was a wonderful week, but it would be nice to spend some more time on a few of the islands we visited and enjoy the local foods. At least we got to sample plenty of rums.

Posted by Wanda on March 18, 2009 2:09 AM:

OMG! This looks incredible. I think if I ever get a chance I'll try it your way...and Avi's way. YUM.

Posted by Tina Cockburn on March 22, 2009 4:44 AM:

Killing me, too. My Trini hubby and I were just talking about a toes-in-the-sand, Bake & Shark and a sorrel Shandy at Maracas. It's been over a year for us. WAAAAY too long.

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