Dogfish aka Cape Shark
RECENT CATCH INFO: Fish landed @ Wanchese, NC
Catch method: Gill Net
credit: Triangle Localista
Our friends up north have begun to utilize dogfish as a substitute for overfished cod, and in our own backyard, Ricky Moore, Chef/owner of Saltbox in Durham, calls smooth dogfish “righteously delicious!”.
This shark (yes, SHARK) has flat, blunt teeth that are perfect for chomping down on tricky prey – lobsters and crab are among its favorites. A scavenger’s diet of shellfish, mollusks and a host of smaller sea creatures contribute to the slight sweetness of dogfish. The skinless fillets are boneless with a firm white flesh.
Dogfish is fantastic grilled, broiled, roasted or baked. Check out these recipes for inspiration:
STAFF POST: Getting Gourmet with Dogfish
Goan Fish Curry Dogfish pictured above
Article & recipe: Industry Turns Hopes towards Dogfish + Dogfish “Tuna Melts”
Dogfish Shark with Tomato and Citrus (sub smooth dogfish for spiny in this recipe)