Grilled Shark and Bake

Trinidad and Tobago

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By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

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One of the most popular dishes in Trinidad is shark and bake, a shark steak marinated in “seasoning” (a tangy tincture of chiles and West Indian herbs), then deep-fried and served on a puffy pillow of fried bread, called a bake. The combination is so flavorful Trinidadians eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and between-meal snacks.

Much as I enjoyed the traditional dish, I couldn’t help thinking it would also be tasty—and healthier—if the ingredients were grilled. After all, the f