Jump to content




Welcome to Unexplained Mysteries! Please sign in or create an account to start posting and to access a host of extra features.


- - - - -

How a shark recipe cooked up a storm

mary berry recipe shark with tropical salsa complete cookbook

  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1    Still Waters

Still Waters

    Deeply Mysterious

  • 39,264 posts
  • Joined:01 Jun 2008
  • Gender:Female

  • "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." - Albert Einstein

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:11 PM

She is the queen of baking who can usually do no wrong in the eyes of her fans.

But when Mary Berry published a controversial recipe using shark fillets, her loyal followers were horrified.

Dozens took to the internet demanding to know why she was encouraging people to eat a species whose numbers are dwindling in the wild because they are being slaughtered illegally for their meat.

Now, in the face of mounting pressure, the much-loved TV cook is to remove the offending recipe – Shark With Tropical Salsa – from her Complete Cookbook.

http://www.dailymail...ed-Twitter.html

Posted Image

#2    Ryu

Ryu

    Born to fail.

  • Member
  • 3,823 posts
  • Joined:17 Dec 2010
  • Gender:Not Selected
  • Location:Where you'll never find me

  • No matter how hard you try, there will always be people who judge and criticize you.

Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:53 PM

So what exactly is the objection to the shark meat? Did any of the screamers bother to find out what sort of shark she referred to? Did any ask if it was legally caught or farmed?

Just wondering.


#3    spud the mackem

spud the mackem

    Spud the Mackem

  • Member
  • 3,736 posts
  • Joined:28 Oct 2011
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Yeo Valley,Darkest Somerset.

  • man who ask for nothing shall never be disappointed

Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:32 PM

It wouldnt bother me if sharks were terminated, it means that more "other" nonpredatory species would escalate.

(1) try your best, ............if that dont work.
(2) try your second best, ........if that dont work
(3) give up you aint gonna win

#4    Ashotep

Ashotep

    Telekinetic

  • Member
  • 7,590 posts
  • Joined:10 May 2011
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:USA

  • Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway-John Wayne

Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:17 AM

I don't think any species should be hunted to the point of extinction even though some of them I have no use for and wouldn't want to get up close and personal with them.  I'm not going to get upset at her because I don't know what species of shark she was using.  What makes me mad is people cutting their fins off then turning them loose to suffer and die.


#5    NiteMarcher

NiteMarcher

    Apparition

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 342 posts
  • Joined:10 Mar 2012
  • Gender:Not Selected
  • Location:Paradise

  • Until We Meet Again--Peace, Health & Wealth to You

Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:55 AM

We eat everything from lobsters to crabs, clams to squid, a few eels here & there, along with so many other species of fish & sea creatures, so why not shark fillets.

I don't believe the shark population is dwindling, at least not in my part of the world where an increased # of shark sightings & attacks have been reported most recently & within the past year. People need to know there are so many, many different species of sharks out there, most found in the ocean, and maybe one or two who are able to survive in fresh water. Due to so much negative media exposure, one's awareness typically becomes centered around those known predators, such as the great white, tiger, bull, and mako sharks.  

Asian countries such as China & Vietnam still consider "shark" fin soup a delicacy where each bowl can command top dollar prices when properly prepared. Unfortunately, most of those fishing boats are targeting and harvesting fins only, while discarding 99% of its body back into the sea. It wouldn't be a bad thing if they took the time to create new dishes or a new recipe like our Mary Berry has here.

Believe what you want and I'll believe whatever I want...it's an open field, and
everyone is given a chance at making a home run...

#6    wolfknight

wolfknight

    Psychic Spy

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,658 posts
  • Joined:26 Jun 2007
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:USA Kentucky

  • There is nothing to Fear, but fear itself

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:14 PM

Shark is damn tasty if cooked right. All white meat no bones. I worked on a shrimp boat for a couple of years . Sharks would get caught in the nets. We ate them.Sold them to the cannery.


#7    spud the mackem

spud the mackem

    Spud the Mackem

  • Member
  • 3,736 posts
  • Joined:28 Oct 2011
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Yeo Valley,Darkest Somerset.

  • man who ask for nothing shall never be disappointed

Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:00 PM

View Postwolfknight, on 15 January 2013 - 12:14 PM, said:

Shark is damn tasty if cooked right. All white meat no bones. I worked on a shrimp boat for a couple of years . Sharks would get caught in the nets. We ate them.Sold them to the cannery.
   Agreed, ref other posts, I dont see how people can get sentimental over 100% killing machines,sharks dont give a hoot when eating other species including humans.

(1) try your best, ............if that dont work.
(2) try your second best, ........if that dont work
(3) give up you aint gonna win

#8    Sundew

Sundew

    Psychic Spy

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,915 posts
  • Joined:12 Dec 2008
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:An island by the sea.

  • Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectos Nunc

Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:29 AM

The main problem with using sharks and rays as a food source is their low birth rate. A bony fish may produce tens of thousands of eggs at a time, a shark, just a few, maybe a dozen or so. This is why Amazon Freshwater Stingrays sell for thousands of dollars for the aquarium trade, even if captive bred, they produce very few young, often only one or two, and it's simply  supply and demand.

Sharks are among the top predators in most ocean ecosystems. They are not indiscriminate killers, they prey on the weak and the sick and keep fish populations healthy. There are about 360 + different species of shark and only a very few (less than two dozen) are dangerous to humans; some are found in water deeper than people normally go, or in freezing arctic waters, or are only a foot or so in length when full grown.

It's easy to hate and fear a creature with sharp teeth, driven by a primordial instinct, living in an alien environment. But realistically you have a much better chance of being killed from lightning, anaphylactic shock from an insect sting or an automobile than from a shark.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users