Shark and Bake is a traditional dish, love by Bajans. In Barbados you can find it many places, it’s typically made with shark meat that is marinated in a mixture of lime juice, garlic, onion, and various spices, and then wrapped in a "bake" which is a type of fried dough. Here is a basic recipe for Shark and Bake:
1 lb shark meat, cut into small pieces
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
1/4 cup chives, chopped
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp smoked paprika
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, chilled and diced
1/2 cup cold water
Oil, for frying
In a large bowl, combine the shark meat, onion, garlic, cilantro, parsley, chives, green onions, lime juice, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well and set aside.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour and salt. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Slowly add the cold water and mix until a dough forms.
Divide the dough into 8 equal portions and roll each one out into a circle about 6 inches in diameter.
Place about 2-3 tablespoons of the shark mixture in the center of each dough circle. Fold the dough over and press the edges together to seal.
Heat oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 350 degrees F. Fry the shark and bakes until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes per side.
Drain on paper towels and serve hot.
Enjoy your Shark and Bake!