View Full Version : dressing a shark

03-27-2007, 01:19 PM
After one catches a shark, how do you go about preparing it? I have read a few threads about it but I have been unable to figure out the correct technique. I understand that the sooner you can dress them the better. However, do you skin them or just gut em'? Do you cut them into steaks? I hope you see my dillelma and offer a new guy some advice. I don't plan on catching a shark, but sometimes you never know.


03-27-2007, 01:57 PM

I believe in gutting right after dispatching with the pusuader and rinsing well in the bay. Later, cut off filets like any other fish. Remove the skin from the filets. Get a very sharp filet knife to do all this. ;)

03-27-2007, 02:27 PM
Bleed them first before killing them. It will taste a lot better.

03-27-2007, 02:54 PM
I also always bleed them. After they bleed out, then gut them. Then filet as you would any other fish.

03-27-2007, 04:03 PM
Thank you all very much ;)

03-27-2007, 04:38 PM
Since it has been brought up, do you guys soak them in milk, or in rocksalt and water or anything like that??

03-27-2007, 06:27 PM
I do not soak mine in milk or rock salt. I normally filet and soak them in chaka's sauce and BBQ.

03-27-2007, 08:30 PM
One idea; garlic, onion and a piece of bacon on top of the filet. Wrap in foil and put on BBQ grill until flakey. 8-)
No milk, motor oil, hard boiled eggs ,vagisil or other soaking material. Just make sure to bleed and /or gut right away to get that amonia taste out of there.

03-28-2007, 11:20 AM
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D....LMAO, Krombrite....that's what I needed to get myself ready for a very boring meeting I'm going into.

03-28-2007, 11:43 AM
do you ose vagisil with cat fish

03-28-2007, 11:44 AM
not ose use

03-28-2007, 05:11 PM
I guess the vagasil would be used when one has to much cheese in a fish taco!!! :o