Uuuu, Shark steak on a grill!

Shark meat has a firm texture and a mild flavor that is somewhat similar to swordfish or tuna. Here’s a simple recipe for grilling shark steak:


  • 2 shark steaks (about 1 inch thick)
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Garlic powder (optional)
  • Fresh herbs (such as thyme, rosemary, or parsley) for garnish


  1. Preheat the Grill:
    • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Aim for a temperature of around 400°F to 450°F (200°C to 230°C).
  2. Prepare the Shark Steaks:
    • Pat the shark steaks dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture. This will help with searing and prevent sticking.
  3. Season the Steaks:
    • Brush both sides of the shark steaks with olive oil to prevent sticking and enhance the flavor.
    • Season the steaks with salt, freshly ground black pepper, and a sprinkle of garlic powder if desired.
  4. Grill the Shark Steaks:
    • Place the shark steaks on the preheated grill. Cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until the steaks are opaque and firm to the touch. The exact cooking time will depend on the thickness of the steaks.
  5. Basting and Flavoring:
    • During the last few minutes of cooking, you can baste the steaks with a mixture of olive oil and lemon juice to add flavor and moisture.
  6. Check for Doneness:
    • The shark steaks should reach an internal temperature of at least 145°F (63°C) when measured with a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the steak.
  7. Remove and Rest:
    • Once the shark steaks are cooked to your desired doneness, remove them from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute and the steaks to become more tender.
  8. Serve and Garnish:
    • Transfer the grilled shark steaks to serving plates. Garnish with fresh herbs, such as thyme, rosemary, or parsley, for added aroma and visual appeal.

Note: Shark meat can dry out if overcooked, so be careful not to over-grill it. It’s best to aim for a slightly pink or medium-rare center to retain its moisture and tenderness.

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