Food for a shark-themed party?
- Chowpatty May 7, 2008 12:21 PM
The puppy post reminded me...my boyfriend's shark movie is premiering on Memorial Day and we want to have a shark-themed viewing party. I've seen shark shaped gummy candies, so I thought Blue Velvet cupcakes with gummy shark decorations would be ideal.
Any other ideas? Shark tacos? Can you actually still buy shark in seafood markets? (The movie has a sort of "Jaws"-meets-enviromentalists theme.)
Could always do shark hash, it's quite popular here in Bermuda. Not sure where you live so can't comment on the availability of the meat in your seafood market. You could also do the theme ala Top Chef where they had to do a menu based on what the animal ate. Good luck!
not sure if this is what you are looking for. It's heavy on the kitsch...
Chum Punch- red base with rum and swedish fish served in a fish bowl, or slightly more gross, a white bucket
Seafood Dip-with blue corn tortilla chips, you could stick a chip in the dip to look like a shark's fin.
Tea Sandwiches- wild salmon filling (or other environmentally smart seafood choices, you can print a guide from here http://www.edf.org/page.cfm?tagID=1521) and cut in the shape of a shark's tooth
Sugar Cookies- use a foot or hand cookie cutter, or even a ginger bread man. then cut out a "shark bite" and dust the edge of the bite with red sugar
I am not sure what a 'Jaws' meets environmentalists theme means (a battle? and if so, who wins? fiction or not?), but assuming that there is any possibility his movie will appeal to environmentalists, divers, or others who love sharks (in the wild, not on the table), please reconsider serving any actual shark. Personally, If I were a guest, I'd be excited about the party based on the theme, but would not be a happy camper (indeed, I would be offended) if I got there and was offered the 'guest of honor' to eat...
another west coast seafood guide:
I do like the gingerbread men idea, however!