Monday, November 15, 2010

Carambola Black Tip Shark Steak and Braised Dandelion with Sweet Pepper

OK!  I do cook something rare and elegant every now and then!    Black Tip Shark is one of the mildest flavored sharks there is.  Shark steak is firm, juicy and easy to cook.  The rum and carambola fruit butter sauce is a perfect match with black tip shark.  Braised dandelion greens and red bell pepper have a very nice spring flavor.  This plate has an exceptionally fine range of flavors!  Yum!
     Braised Dandelion and Sweet Pepper Recipe:  Saute 1 clove of chopped garlic and a little bit of chopped onion with a couple pats of unsalted butter over medium heat in a saute pan till the onions are clear. 
     Add a few julienne sliced red bell pepper strips. 
     Add some dandelion leaves. 
     Add sea salt and black pepper. 
     Braise the greens and peppers till they are wilted. 
     Add a splash of pork stock. 
     Simmer over low heat till tender.
     Carambola Black Tip Shark Recipe:  Press cracked black pepper and sea salt into the surface of a black tip shark steak. 
     Pan sear both sides of the steak with a couple pats of unsalted butter and a small splash of olive oil over medium high heat. 
     Drain off the excess grease in the pan. 
     Add a pinch each of minced shallot and garlic. 
     Add some sliced carambola (Star Fruit). 
     Add a squeeze of lemon juice. 
     Add a splash of rum. 
     Add a splash of dry white wine. 
     Place the pan in a 350 degree oven and let it bake for five minutes. 
     Remove the pan from the oven. 
     Place the shark steak on a plate. 
     Set the carambola slices on top of the shark steak. 
     Reduce the pan juices slightly over medium heat and whisk in a couple unsalted butter pats. 
     Strain the butter sauce through a fine sieve into a small bowl.
     Spoon the sauce over the shark steak. 
     Place a potato of your choice, braised dandelion and some steamed wax beans on the plate.  Garnish with parsley sprigs and a lemon wedge.
     Tropical shark paradise!  The very light flavor of carambola and rum in the butter sauce is such a great flavor for black tip shark.  Green carambola tastes like limeade.  Yellow, ripe carambola tastes like sweet light citrus.  I used green carambola for this recipe.  The bitter dandelion greens and sweet peppers taste like spring time!  Fresh wax beans are always a nice treat.  This is a very nice black tip shark recipe that can be used for small bull shark or mako shark too.  Welcome to Tropical Caribbean Paradise Mon!  ... Shawna

0 komentar:

Post a Comment