I briefly mentioned the fishing trip my boys took while we were at St. Simons last week in my post on Monday.
They went out with Captain Tim of Coastal Georgia Inshore Charters last Wednesday for a 4 hour trip. To say they had a great time is an understatement. They fished the Hampton River at the north end of Sea Island and they found a treasure trove of fish. Sharks, in particular.
Henry they went for, and that’s what they got!
Tim wrote more about their trip on his blog, including their score (shoutout Capt. Donut)!
After they got back to the marina, Capt. Tim expertly filleted three of the sharp-nosed sharks for us to take home. I may have gagged a little thinking about eating shark, but whatever. Henry was all, “I’m gonna eat shark” and coming from my kid who eats very little meat (my kid) this was huge.
So I talked to Tim about what to do to it to make it delicious. He promised me that we would love it.
I cut the shark meat into small bites for Henry and smallish pieces for us.
Still… skeptical. I mean, it looks like white fish but it’s shark.
Jason picked up a Fish Fry breading from the Farmer’s Market and I thought it was a little flimsy so I added some panko crumbs to it. I would say it was half and half.
In oil, I fried them up. It smelled like a good ole catfish joint up in here, y’all!
Look how crispy they fried up.
But still? Skeptical.
I plated them up with some fresh Silver Queen corn we got at Poppell Farms on our way back from St. Simons. (Followed a Georgia AgriTourism sign off Hwy. 341 around Odum.) I also made some roasted cabbage and I knew it would be delicious.
So if all else failed, we had some edible food.
But the verdict was:
SIX THUMBS UP. Two thumbs from each of us, obviously.
We’ve had shark three nights since we got home. It’s been fabulous each time, and I have to tell you… I’m kinda sad that there are only 4 more pieces in the freezer.
Henry has devoured it. And asked for more. I’m not sure if it’s the novelty of catching it and eating it or if he really just loves it, but you can be sure I’m going to be calling a lot more stuff “shark.”
Thanks, Capt. Tim, for a great day and for fixing us up with some good eats!