Thursday, May 4, 2017

Things to Do: Maracas Beach; Good Eats: Bake and Shark, Trinidad


Maracas Beach  On north side of the island; 1-hr. drive from Port of Spain.  Unlike many of the northern beaches of Trinidad, Maracas Beach is protected by a deep bay.  It is one of the most well-known and beautiful beaches in Trinidad.  It is also famous for the dozen huts located across the highway from the beach that serve Bake and Shark, a native Trinidadian dish that consists of deep-fried shark stuffed in a "bake," or bun.  It is basically a fish burger served with condiments galore--pepper sauce, garlic sauce, coriander/cilantro sauce, tamarind, veggies.  The bread/bake is cooked in very hot oil so it is not greasy. 
 

Maracas Beach in Trinidad
Maracas Beach in Trinidad
  
Richard's Bake & Shark sign at Maracas Beach in Trinidad
Richard's Bake & Shark sign at Maracas Beach in Trinidad

 
preparing Bake & Shark at Richard's at Maracas Beach in Trinidad
preparing Bake & Shark at Richard's at Maracas Beach in Trinidad

adding condiments to Bake & Shark at Richard's at Maracas Beach in Trinidad
adding condiments to Bake & Shark at Richard's at Maracas Beach in Trinidad


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images ©2017 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

5 comments:

  1. That food looks as fresh as it gets!

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  2. I'd never realised you could eat shark, but I suppose it's like any other fish. If I ever get back to Trinidad I'll look out for it.

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  3. So many sharks get killed just for their fins, at least it's less wasteful to eat the meat as well. It sure looks tasty!

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  4. Looks delicious, it's interesting how different cultures feel about eating shark, here they kill and eat it, other cultures use the fins only and the shark is highly respected in Hawaiian culture and killing a shark is frowned upon.

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