Shark Bites

-a tempura appetizer with three dipping sauces for about 20 pieces of shark steak trimmings; if you’re lucky enough, like me, to have a friend that just caught a Mako shark OR cut a shark steak(s) into bite-size pieces.

Tempura batter….always a good choice for seafood!


1/2 cup AP flour

1/2 cup rice flour

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 1/2 cups of seltzer water

Combine all ingredients. Dip shark bites in batter.  Fry 3-4 shark bites in hot peanut oil for 3-5 minutes. Drain.  Salt, to taste

Dipping Sauces:

Spicy Cocktail Sauce
(Heinz chili sauce or ketchup and a lot of hot horseradish, or to taste)
Japanese Dipping Sauce
Chili sesame oil and soy sauce and Mirin, to taste for a little sweetness.
Hot Mustard Sauce
3 Tbsp. Coleman’s dried mustard
mixed with 3 Tbsp. cold water (you can also sweeten up mustard sauce with an equal amount of bottled duck sauce)

Just had to add this favorite ditty from the movie “Jaws”…

Show me the way to go home
I’m tired and I want to go to bed
I had a little drink about an hour ago
And it went right to my head
Where ever I may roam
On land or sea or foam
You will always hear me singing this song
Show me the way to go home


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