Fried Shark Recipes

Fried Shark Recipes

Fried sea foods are always demanding during summer time when people love to relax. But I’m a home chef and want to explore different styles of cooking and obviously my daughter inspires me a lot with her ideas.

A few days ago, she told me that she wanted to have a shark. One of her friends had that. The idea lights on my mind to prepare fried shark recipes at home. 

The idea of preparing them at home at first scares me, because cooking shark is not a cup of tea, especially cutting them and picking the bones out of it. Luckily, from my local market, I have got the advantage. They have reduced almost half of my work load. Anyways, let’s move to the recipes. 

Deep Fried Shark Recipe

Let me tell you one thing, if you buy shark fish from local markets, request them to remove the fish skin and bones. This will surely reduce the most of the hard work for this recipe. You can effortlessly enjoy the crispiness of fried shark with your family members. Let’s move to the ingredients list and how to fry shark filet

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Shark Filet Ingredients:

  • 500 g of shark fish flesh, fish bones and skin removed and sliced into small filets
  • 1 tbsp of light soy sauce
  • 40 g of ginger, peeled and finely diced
  • 4 dashes of white pepper powder
  • 2 cups of vegetable oil for deep frying

For the batter:

  • 3/4 cup of self-rising flour, sifted with a sieve
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

Methods of Preparing Fried Shark Bites Step by Step: 

Step 1: Take out a mixing bowl and pour 1 tbsp of light soy sauce, 40g of finely diced ginger, and 4 dashes of white pepper powder. Give it a good mix. 

Step 2: Place the sliced shark filets in a flat plate. Pour the marinade mixture and coat finely. Keep the slices to marinate for 10 minutes. 

Preparing the Batter:

Step 1: Take out a large mixing bowl and add ¾ cups of self-rising flour, ½ cup of water and the egg. 

Step 2: Whisk finely until the mixture comes to semi-thick and smooth. If the batter is too thick, you can add up some more water but with this measurement that won’t be needed. If any lumps exist, flatten them with the back of the spoon or spatula. 

Frying the Filet: 

Step 1: Place the marinated fish filets into the prepared batter and let stay for 1 minute to coat finely. 

Step 2: In a skillet, add 2 cups of vegetable oil. Allow the oil to get hot. Wait 1 minute or 2 before adding the battered fish slices. 

Step 3: When done, deep fry the fish slices in batches. Let them fry until the upper part looks crispy and turn into a golden brown color. 

Drain off the extra moisture on the tempura paper or kitchen paper towels. Serve and enjoy the crispy tangy deep fried shark filets. 

Heat cooking oil and deep-fry battered fish in batches, until golden brown. Drain excess oil on kitchen paper towels or tempura paper before serving.


Shark Nuggets Recipe: 

To surprise your family members, neighbours or friends, prepare shark nuggets at home. They will be completely stunned. Shark nuggets are not that commonly consumed, but the taste is mind blowing.

I’m telling you, if you throw a big party and serve shark nuggets that will be the best-served snacks of all time. Let’s proceed to the recipe. 

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Ingredients we Need: 

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1/2 cup of dry bread crumbs

1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

1/4 cup of finely chopped onion

1 tbsp of garlic clove, finely minced

1 ½ tsp of minced fresh parsley

1/4 tsp of dill weed

1/4 tsp of pepper

1 ½ cups of flaked cooked shark fish meat

2 cups of vegetable oil for deep-fat frying

Tartar sauce, optional

How to Cook Shark Meat Nuggets Step by Step:

Step 1: Take out a large bowl and add eggs, ½ cup of dry bread crumbs, ½ cup of cheddar cheese, ¼ cup of onion, 1 tbsp of garlic, 1 ½ tsp of parsley and ¼ tsp of dill weed. 

Step 2: Mix the ingredients finely. Remember to mince the ingredients finely so that you can form a ball shape with the fish. 

Step 3: Now, add 1 ½ cups of cooked shark fish meat, and coat finely with others. Shape the ingredients into 1-inch balls by rolling with your hands.

Step 4: Bring out a deep fryer, pour 2 cups of vegetable oil and keep the temperature to 375 degrees F (medium-high).

Step 5: Place the fish balls in the hot oil, fry a few (4/5) at a time. Fry them until the color turns into golden brown or surface. 

Step 6: Drain the nuggets on paper towels or tempura papers. 

Transfer to a serving bowl and serve with tartar sauce. Shark nuggets are one of the best go dish with tartar sauce among all bonnethead shark recipes. I bet you will love the flavour so much. 



Today, I have shared my two favorite shark recipes. They are very easy to prepare and require minimum ingredients.

The best part is, if you know the recipe, you don’t have to spend a lot of money buying shark dishes from outside. Buy shark meat and prepare at home. My baby girl loves them so much, I hope your children will do so.

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