Guest Author - Deborah Barocas
Nothing brings folks running to the beach in a hurry like the Bake and Shark found at Maracas Bay. Could it be that this sandwich just isn't a typical piece of bread topped with fried fish and hot sauce? Preparing this awesome sandwich can be fun and quite simple. The other option is making a trip to Maracas Bay. This food should come with a warning that says: "Craving this sandwich can make your mouth run water like a fertile stream in a desert mountain. So order two of 'em."
Once youíve eaten your sandwich, coupled with a glass of Mauby, Sorrel Drink, Coconut Water, or an icy cold beer, you could easily say that youíve had one of the best meals ever in your lifetime. So now that I have your palate in my hands, let me set the scene for you Maracas Bay style.
Decorated beautifully with food caravans exotic in color, vendors sell their delicious foods of many varieties quelling the hunger of the lucky beach goers. While lanky coconut trees dot the sandy paradise swaying as if tranced by faint sounds of Soca and Steel Pan in unification. These caravans, pay tribute to their environment. Lifeguard stations stand tall and proud, colorful in Caribbean pink with yellow accents screaming "Paradise".
Now stroll along with me over to Richardís Shark and Bake, and you will see that one half of the counter is arranged with a variety of toppings for your Bake and Shark sandwich. On the list of toppings are shredded lettuce, grated mango chutney, sliced cucumbers, sliced juicy red tomatoes, golden pineapple salsa, sweet onions, and more. In addition, the choices of condiments are garlic sauce, tamarind sauce, hot pepper, honey mustard, shadon beni, bandania, lime, ketchup and mustard.
Wander around to Uncle Samís Bake & Shark, Momís Bake & Shark, and Ashaís Bake & Shark, and you find some amazingly delicious foods of many varieties that draw huge crowds and lines. Be sure to have your Bake and Shark fully loaded, paired with an icy cold Caribbean Beer, and I promise this is heaven on earth in Maracas Bay paradise. And for that I say, this is a Trinidadian treat all the way.
For the "Bake" recipe and more visit me on the link below.