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Sep 7, 2010 09:29 AM

What to do with Mako shark bloodline and guts?

So...a friend of mine just fileted a Mako shark and saved me the bloodline and guts. I've never worked with either ingredient before but I'm always game for some funky unusual eats. Any suggestions on what to do with this? I was thinking bloodline sausage wrapped in the guts? Lol.

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  1. Nothing? C'mon chow...don't let me down! :)

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    1. re: joonjoon

      I'm thinking fertilize your garden with it and grow something to cook. Or use for fishbait.

    2. Do what every other shark fisherman does with it... Use it for chum to catch other sharks or toss it.
      Just curious but did your fisherman friend just save it for you out of the goodness of his heart? Did you specifically ask him for it with the intention of soliciting a recipe on CH? Do you already have a recipe in mind?and did you at least get a piece of the Mako?That I have a recipe for...

      1. Uh - throw them out?? I'm uber-curious as to why these trash pieces were saved for you. Sorry, but except for perhaps fish/crab bait, this is a useless part of the fish.

        Oh, & just as an aside - the "guts", as you call them, of shark can be VERY high in ammonia & other unpleasant toxins. In fact, I'm starting to think this must be a "joke" post, because no one in their right mind would want to eat shark "guts" or the bloodline if they'd researched them.

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        1. re: Breezychow

          Not to mention that the "bloodline" probably has the highest concentration of mercury in the body...and mako shark has possibly the highest mercury level in general of all the available fish.

          1. re: Breezychow

            This query reminds me of the point in "Winter's Bone" when Rhee is teaching her young brother how to dress out a squirrel. He asks her "Do we eat the guts"? and she responds "Not yet."

          2. Your friend outwitted you with some good Tom Sawyering and got you to cart his garbage away.

            1. my uncle makes a stew with the intestines of shark--not mako though, shrimp paste, galanga, lemongrass, and coconut milk. i'm not sure if there would be a difference in flavor. i find the idea repulsive, but you do what you gotta do.

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              1. re: lacunacoil

                Ah! An actual suggestion for a dish! Is your uncle Thai? Viet? Indonesian? I'd love to be able to find a recipe for this! Thank you. :)