Shark Part II

Do you ever think of shark as budget meat? Tonight's dinner(not pictured, due to dark dining room lighting), a shark fillet with a cherry salsa and Boston lettuce salad, was my farmers' market on a budget dinner, feeding two people for $10. Shark is a very moist, mild, lovely white fish/meat, and usually costs between $6.50-$8 a pound. Seven ounces per person is a perfectly adequate portion, making shark one of the cheaper meats out there. Shark bargain!

To make:

Marinate the shark fillet in 3 tablespoons olive oil, salt, pepper, ¼ cup chopped cilantro, and 1 ounce chopped red onion for at least 1 hour and as long as overnight. Slice cherries, remove pits, and combine with ¼ cup chopped cilantro, ½ tablespoon white vinegar, 2 ounces chopped red onions, salt and ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes. Rinse, tear, and dry the Boston lettuce. Toss with very thinly sliced red onion, salt, splash of olive oil, and a squeeze of lemon. Remove excess marinade from shark fillet, divide into 2 even pieces, and broil at 500 degrees for 6 minutes, until crisped at the edges and flaky throughout. Serve fish immediately with salsa on top and salad on the side. Serves two.

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