Mako Shark Steaks in Herb Butter

Mako Shark, or specifically, Shortfin Mako, is one of my favorite meals (right after this Monkfish dish in fact). Mako Shark is available fresh usually between August and January. Being very high in protein and low in fat, and tasting similar to swordfish (moist and a slight sweetness coupled with a firm, meaty taste.), makes Shortfin Mako a very popular eat. Here’s a recipe I’ve had luck trying on the test subjec-cough- I mean roommates!

Mako Shark Steaks in Herb Butter
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Simple and great recipe for Mako or swordfish! This recipe can also be done grilled with some slight modifications. Enjoy!
Recipe type: Seafood
Serves: 6
  • 2 Pounds Mako Shark Steaks
  • 4 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Medium Chopped Onion
  • 1 Lemon (Cut into Wedges)
  • 1 Cup Butter (Salted or Un-)
  • ¼ Teaspoon Marjoram
  • ¼ Teaspoon Thyme
  • ¼ Teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning (or any other seafood seasoning)
  • Salt for taste
  • Black Pepper for taste
  • Fresh Chopped Parsley
  • 1 Pinch Ground Oregano
  1. Melt butter in saucepan over low heat and add whole garlic, chopped onions, seasonings, and herbs.
  2. Remove from heat and allow to steep for about an hour.
  3. Place Mako Steaks in a baking dish and pour herb butter over the steaks.
  4. Cook at 350 degrees in the oven for about 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven, dish it up, and garnish with parsley and lemon wedges on the side.