Shark Week Feeding Frenzy
We Love Shark Week!
I couldn’t think of a better start to Shark Week than this!
Shark’s Enjoying their Feeding Frenzy
(Carved wood sharks that Gordon purchased in the Philippines during his Navy career.)
Various Sushi’s with Ginger and Wasabi, Shrimp Sushi Rolls, Rollmops Herring, Creamed Herring, Pickled Onions and Beets Salad, (Sea) Cucumber Salad, and a Seafood Salad all nestled into beds of fresh Kale (Seaweed) while the sharks hover above. 🙂
Great Start to a Great Shark Week
Short Shark Week History
Shark Week originally premiered on July 17, 1988. Featured annually, in July and/or early August, it was originally devoted to conservation efforts and correcting misconceptions about sharks. Over time, it grew in popularity and became a hit on the Discovery Channel.
(As taken from Shark Week Wikipedia)
We have a few Shark Week blog posts if you care to take a look.
You can also view our Sh..sh..sh..sh..SHARK!!! Week here……..
Just a few great recipes that you can make for Shark Week as well.
It wouldn’t be Shark Week without the Jaws Franchise, now would it?
I have Jaws 1, 2, and 3 on DVD.
Am I the only one that still watches DVD’s? 🙂
To me Shark Week isn’t just about watching The Discovery Channel official programs on sharks. It’s also about us recreating our own Shark Week Fun!
(And just to give you a head’s up…That Jaws banner (above) will play a big role in our Shark Week 2020.) 🙂
Hurricane, our Betta Fish
I just felt compelled to include Hurricane in our Shark Week as he is our live “bait” in our kitchen. 🙂
With Watermelon, and even a few Gold Fish Crackers
I wanted to make a cocktail for Shark Week so I searched through our “STASH” and came up with this one.
I knew that I wanted it to be RED, hence the Watermelon mixer, Blood Orange Juice, Fresh Watermelon, and the Shark HOT SAUCE!
A blender is needed here.
I placed several ice cubes in the blender along with several chunks of watermelon.
I had my son Brodie do the pouring as I did the photography.
But here he is adding the Watermelon Mixer, The Blood Orange Juice and the White Rum.
(My advice to everyone is to use your own discretion. Add as much or as little as you like. For us we did about 1/3 of each.)
Now you want to blend everything together in the mixer.
Pour into a Pitcher
Now for the SHARK’S BITE!
Add your favorite hot sauce to the cocktail and a few watermelon wedges.
She Sells Sea Shells Pasta and Crab Salad
With Shark Literature, of course.
On a bed of fresh seaweed…. (Kale)
Or on a lovely platter.
Julie’s “She Sells Sea Shells” Crab and Pasta Salad
I based this recipe on Gordon’s Imitation Crab Salad:
Gordon makes the best crab salad ever. The secret is using rice wine. Also we don’t use real crab, this is imitation crab, white fish from Alaska. I love real crab but unless we know where it comes from then we don’t eat it. Next time we are in Virginia and Maryland we will definitely chow down on some crab.
The pretty bowls I bought at the Asian Supermarket. Here I glued two bowls together, one upside down. I have a friend who’s birthday sign is Cancer, the crab, I’m planning on giving her a nice set as a gift. I do love mine though!
2 Packages Imitation Crab 8 oz. Louis Kemp Crab Delights (flaked)
3 Celery Stalks (finely chopped)
2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
1 Cup Miracle Whip Salad Dressing
3 Tbsp Sweet Cooking Rice Seasoning (Kikkoman Manjo Aji-Mirin)
In a medium bowl, flake your imitation crab meat then add the rest of the ingredients.
Mix all the ingredients well and taste to ensure the seasoning is to your liking.
Chill for 1 hour in the refrigerator and serve with your favorite crackers.
We like the butter flavored ones best!
I base my recipe on Gordon’s, above, except I use a bit more of everything. I also like Hellman’s Mayonnaise here as opposed to Gordon’s Miracle Whip. I also added some shredded carrots I had leftover in the ice box. And I added some extra Mirin, about 6 Tablespoons.
My advice is to taste it as you go.
I’m also adding Sea Shell Pasta to mine!
The Mirin here is the secret ingredient!
Buy it! Also use it in macaroni salad. It brings a better taste to these kinds of salads.
I used my hands to flake the Imitation Crab (Alaskan White Fish)
Dice some celery, as much as you like.
Rinse and add your shredded carrots. I just eyeball everything. Give the salad a bit of balance.
I did try and dice the carrots as small as I could.
While I was assembling this salad I did boil some pasta shells on the stove top until al dente.
When drained, add them to the ingredients in your mixing bowl.
Hellman’s Mayonnaise to Bind
I myself don’t like a lot of mayonnaise.
I like to see my salad and not have it all drenched in white.
Now just place into the ice box for about an hour so that the salad can chill together with the flavors blending.
Serve any way that you like.
See You at the Seashore!