Another food idea that you can do for Shark Week 2017 is to whip up TV dinner treats made from seafood that sharks eat.
According to Discovery, the same company behind Shark Week 2017, the ultimate marine predator sinks its teeth on the same seafood that we enjoy.
"Although they can't catch a steak dinner, fish, squid, octopus, crabs, and stingrays are common fare," Discovery UK wrote in an article.
Tuna Croquettes (My Heart Beets)
This Tuna Croquettes recipe from My Heart Beets is a great and easy snack to make if you have cans of tuna lying around the house. If you're not a fan of spicy food, you can forego the spices altogether and just stick with the garlic, ginger and onions. Serve this fries and keep ketchup, mustard and mayo within reach - you're in for a great meal!
"Tuna Croquettes or cutlets are like fancy fish sticks for adults. These tuna croquettes are sweet, spicy and incredibly flavorful. They’re shallow fried in ghee and have a delicious, buttery and crispy crust."
- 1 cup of mashed sweet potato
- 1 tablespoon ghee + enough to fry
- ½ large white onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 inch ginger, minced
- 1 Serrano pepper, minced, seeds removed
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon coriander powder
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon Kashmiri chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric
- ¼ teaspoon garam masala
- 2 (5 ounce) cans of Wild Planet Tuna
- ¼ cup almond flour
- ¼ cup tapioca flour
- 1 egg, whisked
- ghee, enough to fry
Crab Salad with Ponzu-Mayonnaise Dressing (Just One Cookbook)
You might think that a salad won't be a good TV snack for Shark Week 2017, but if wait till you taste Crab Salad with Ponzu-Mayonnaise Dressing from Just One Cookbook. This is light, yummy, and bursting with crab flavors! If you can't find Ponzu in the nearest Asian market, you can use soy sauce as an alternative.
"This salad can be served with Western meal or Asian meal. The dressing is made of mayonnaise and Ponzu. If you haven’t tried this combination, I hope you give it a try."
- 1 pkg imitation crab meat (kanikama) (1 pkg = 145 g) (cut in half)
- ½ English cucumber (cut in half lengthwise and sliced diagonally)
- ½ cup corn kernels
- 2 Tbsp Japanese mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp Ponzu
- 1 Tbsp white sesame seeds (roasted/toasted)
- ½ tsp soy sauce
Baked Calamari (Kirbie's Cravings)
Kirbie's Cravings has a superb recipe called Baked Calamari. The best thing about this dish is that it can be paired with almost anything - mashed potatoes, fries, rice or even some crusty bread. You can serve this with ketchup, mustard, mayo or your favorite dressing. This also goes well with spiced vinegar.
"A healthier version of calamari rings! Squid rings are baked instead of fried for a delicious appetizer or side dish."
- 1 lb frozen squid rings
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 2 cups Italian seasoned panko bread crumbs (you don't have to use Italian seasoned but I enjoyed the added flavor; please do use panko-style for a crunchier finish)
- tomato sauce for dipping
- 1/2 lemon (optional; squeeze over calamari rings before serving)
Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip:
Don't overcook calamari because it will be as tough as rubber! Take them out of the oven as soon as they're golden brown.
Make cooking a lot easier and more enjoyable by using good quality silicone baking mats. Not only are silicone mats sturdy and durable. Because they're non-stick, you can also cut your clean-up time in half.