Trinidad’s Bake and Shark

No trip to Trinidad's Maracas Bay beach is complete without a taste of bake and shark. As one person put it, “bake and shark is to a beach outing what plum pudding is to Christmas – essential!” At Richard's Bake and Shark we get a sample and a lesson in preparing the fried bread known as bakes. Bake and shark sandwiches are topped with an assortment of condiments, including pineapple, garlic sauce, chutneys, tamarind sauce, and shaved mango seasoned with chile and mustard oil called kuchela. All are layered on the sandwich to the diner’s taste and then consumed with gusto. For recipes, visit

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