Omar

By: Omar

Recipe Origin N/A
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Servings 4
Preparation 20 min 00:20
Cook 20 min 00:20
Ready in 40 min 00:40
Difficulty Beginner
Cooking Method Roast
Ingredients Fish Seafood
Equipment Cast Iron Dutch Oven Pot
Recipe Type Main Dish
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Mako Shark in Rock Salt

Mako Shark in Rock Salt

Cooking fish completely covered in rock salt forms a crust that helps to keep in moisture. It also adds a nice, uniform salty flavor to the fish. Rock salt is a course-grained salt mined from the ground, unlike evaporated sea water. It is inexpensive to purchase and the best type of salt to use for this cooking technique.

This dish is perfect to cook in a Dutch oven. It is served alongside creamy fingerling potatoes, that have been mixed with fresh herbs and mushrooms. If you don’t have access to Mako shark, substitute a firm-fleshed white fish.

Mako shark may also be known as ‘shortfin mako shark, ‘blue pointer’ or ‘bonito shark’ depending where you live.

Ingredients

Mako Shark

2 pounds shark steak

lemon juice, for soaking

your favorite BBQ rub

4 pounds rock salt

Fingerling Potato Side

1 to 2 pounds fingerling potatoes

2 cups heavy cream

2 scallions, chopped

6 mushrooms, thinly sliced

handful of chopped fresh cilantro

garlic powder, to taste

salt and pepper, to taste

Equipment

12 inch Dutch oven

pot

Recipe Directions

  1. Soak shark in lemon juice. Apply rub and set aside.

  2. Preheat the Ducth oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

  3. Cover the bottom of the Dutch oven with rock salt. Place the shark on top and then cover the entire shark steak with additional rock salt. Bake to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F, this takes about 10 to 15 minutes.

  4. Slice the potatoes and put in the pot with the heavy cream to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook until fork tender, about 10 minutes.

  5. Add scallions, mushrooms, and cilantro 10 minutes before serving then stir well. Season to taste with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

  6. Remove all the salt from the mako shark steaks then serve on a large platter with the fingerling potatoes.

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Omar

By: Omar

Recipe Origin N/A
Rating
No Reviews
Servings 4
Preparation 20 min 00:20
Cook 20 min 00:20
Ready in 40 min 00:40
Difficulty Beginner
Cooking Method Roast
Ingredients Fish Seafood
Equipment Cast Iron Dutch Oven Pot
Recipe Type Main Dish
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