A delicious fish, with moderate to firm white meat, and a mild flavor. This small shark is fun to steak and put right on the grill. Here’s a few dishes we made from dogfish, aka, smooth hound shark.

Dogfish wrapped in bacon with a balsamic reduction.

Blackened dogfish bites

Dogfish tacos

Did you know that many species of “garbage fish” – discarded by most recreational and commercial fishermen – are voracious predators? Species of fish like skate, dogfish and sea robin are the vacuum cleaners of the ocean, laying waste to anything that will fit in their mouths, such as juvenile flounder, weakfish, shad, herring, blue crab, hard clam, and the list goes on. This is nature and as native species, they have every right to scarf up what they can wrap their ugly mouths around, but as these fish are predominatly released, since most fishermen don’t want to bother with them, they proliferate at a rate much higher than the species of fish commonly kept by fishermen. Makes sense, right? The problem is that this creates an imbalance in marine population inshore and by responsibly partaking in these delicious fish, you are helping to manage the marine ecosystem. So thanks for that.