Hoisin Shark Tacos

Boasting a mild flavor and dense meat-like texture, thresher shark is a great alternative to chicken tacos. Recipe courtesy Sam Zien aka Sam the Cooking Guy. Makes 2 tacos.


  • 4 green onions, white & light green parts only, sliced lengthwise into thin shreds
  • 1/4 cup jicama, sliced into thin shreds
  • 3 tablespoons Hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoons Asian chili paste
  • Peanut oil
  • 1/4 pound shark fillet without the skin, cut into small pieces
  • 2 corn tortillas

How to Prepare:

  1. Combine green onions and jicama into a “slaw” and set aside
  2. Mix hoisin and chili paste in a small bowl and set aside
  3. Preheat a skillet or wok well on fairly high heat – also preheat a nonstick skillet to heat the tortillas
  4. Add 2 teaspoons peanut oil to the wok, then the shark and cook quickly until still a bit moist inside, about 3 minutes
  5. At the same time, heat the tortillas in the nonstick skillet
  6. Spread some sauce on the each tortilla, top with shark and slaw
  7. Serve


Thresher Shark

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