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Beer-Battered Shark & Catfish Bites

July 10, 2015

Last night was the absolute best! Cathy, Marylex and I went over to our friend’s house, Chris and Melissa. They are the funnest. We met a year or two ago. I, first, met him while interpreting. Once I met her, that was it! We have so much in common. She loves Pinterest, she lives on the wild side and she’s got a whole lot of faith. Friendship is so sweet when it’s Godly. He really knows how to put families together in fellowship.



For the Fourth of July, Melissa and Chris went shark hunting with some of Chris’ cousins. We couldn’t wait to hear all about it over some dinner at their house. The next day after their shark hunting expedition, they sent us tons of pictures and we were eager to try some shark and whatever else they caught out at sea.



They paid $35 per person to go out on a boat with the shark hunter and guaranteed to bring home shark fillets. Luckily, they caught some giant catfish as well and allowed to bring home. The coolest was that they caught some tiger and hammerhead sharks but not allowed to take it home. I guess there are limits and laws on what and how much you can take home with you.



Back to last night, we had a blast. We ate Beer-Battered Shark + Catfish Bites with amazing veggies and Angry Orchard, my personal fave. They recently came out with the seasonal flavor called Summer Honey. I’m officially obsessed! I had tried shark before but not this fresh and, definitely, not this tasty. I hope you find a way to get a hold of some shark fillets and catfish, you certainly won’t regret it. You most likely will live to regret not having made this recipe.




Beer-Battered Shark & Catfish Bites


If you're ready to live on the wild side this summer, this is the perfect dish for you! The Floridian salt life has been kicked up a huge notch with these Beer-Battered Shark + Catfish Bites.



Prep time: 15 mins

Cook time: 30 mins

Total time: 45 mins

Yields: 40-50








  1. Cut fillets into small bite size chunks. Set aside in a bowl.

  2. In a bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Add beer. Mix until thickened.

  3. Set your different plates in a line from left to right: shark + catfish chunks, beer batter and empty plate to place your beer battered chunks.

  4. Dip each bite in mixture and roll around till evenly coated. Repeat this till all your bites are evenly coated and ready to fry. Add oil to small pan and heat to medium. Fry 3-5 chunks at a time. Set them aside as they are finished cooking on a paper towel lined plate.

  5. Allow to cool.

  6. Serve a few of each, shark + catfish, with a side of baked veggies of choice and a dollop of preferred tartar sauce for each.

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