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Shark fin pie and other treats to celebrate Shark Week

August 11, 2014
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The Discovery Channel’s Shark Week officially kicked off yesterday and folks all over the country are gathered around televisions, watching shows like Great While Serial Killer, Alien Sharks: Return to the Abyss and more. While they’re vegging out in front of the TV, they’re also making tortilla chips swim around in bowls of dip while humming the Jaws theme song. And you know what? That can get a little boring. We’ve got some treats that will give your Shark Week viewing a little more excitement, two to make and three to buy:

To make:

It’s easy, but oh-so-tasty, to make shark’s teeth. Take some Bugles, melt some white chocolate (you’ll get the best results using a double boiler), dip the Bugles in the melted chocolate and you’ve got a salty-sweet combo that resembles the teeth of the vicious beast we’re celebrating this week.

Image via Deussen Global

Image via Deussen Global

No Shark Week celebration would be complete without an accompanying cocktail. To that end, we give you the Shark Bait:

1 ounce Ungava Gin (or your favorite gin)
1 ounce bitter aperitif, like Campari
1 ounce vermouth
½ ounce soda water
wedge of grapefruit
Add gin, bitter aperitif and vermouth into a shaker with ice.  Shake and strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Top with soda water and garnish with grapefruit wedge that, if you do it right, will look like a shark fin floating in your drink.

 

 

To buy:

When the dim sum cart comes around at Ming’s Bistro, this is the perfect week to put some shark fin dumplings on your plate. They come off the cart perfectly steamy and may just be one of the best things we put in our mouths every time we visit.

Mitchell’s Fish Market realized everyone isn’t adventurous enough to eat actual shark, so they’re offering a celebratory treat that contains no actual shark fin: Shark Fin Pie. The pie, an Oreo crust stuffed to the brim with ice cream, peanuts, fudge and peanut butter, resembles a shark’s fin, hence the name. Just take a look (and then go get one and take a bite):

Start drooling ... now. Mitchell's Fish Market

Start drooling … now.
Mitchell’s Fish Market

And if you don’t want to leave your pajamas for the entirety of Shark Week, preferring to plop down on the couch with a beer in one hand and your phone in the other, Narragansett has a surprise for you. In the spirit of Shark Week (and the 39th anniversary of the release of Jaws), they are re-releasing the retro, 1975 cans crushed by Robert Shaw in the original Jaws films, so that viewers at home can crush it like Quint.

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