How to make Trini Bake and Shark

Published Date
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Recipe Type

Trini Bake and shark is one of the popular must have foods of the twin isle Republic of Trinidad & Tobago. Bake & Shark is a sandwich made of fried bread and fish topped with veggies and delicious condiments. It is commonly eaten at Maracas Bay where it can be bought at various food stalls near the beach front.

  • 1 3/4 cups flour (for bake)
  • 1 teaspoon yeast (for bake)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt (for bake)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder (for bake)
  • 2/3 cup water (for bake)
  • 1 pound shark
  • 1 chive (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 4 leaves cilantro (chadon beni)
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 2 broad leaf thyme (chopped)
  • 1 pimento pepper (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lime or lemon
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup flour
  • Oil (or frying pan)
  1. Combine all dry ingredients leaving a bit of flour separate.
  2. Add water slowly and mix till dough forms knead well.
  3. Leave dough to rest for 20 mins.
  4. Wash fish with lime and then drain properly and place in a bowl.
  5. Add chives garlic cilantro onion thyme pimento salt and black pepper.
  6. Let fish marinate for 5 -10 minutes. Go back to the bake.
  7. Place pot on the stove using low heat with oil for deep frying.
  8. Once the dough has risen make balls about 4 inches in diameter at this stage use the extra flour to help form the balls.
  9. Use a rolling pin to flatten the balls to about 1/3 inch thick. Use extra flour if needed.
  10. Fry the dough on both sides till golden brown
  11. Crack egg in a bowl and mix well. Place flour in another bowl.
  12. Dip each piece of shark into bowl with egg
  13. Then place it into the flour making sure to fully coat it
  14. Fry until golden brown
  15. Drain and add your favourite salad toppings and condiments (lettuce tomatoes ketchup pepper sauce tamarind sauce)

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