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SHARKS ARE NOT OUR FRIENDS

December 13, 2010

Sharks are not our friends!

Many people enjoy swimming in the ocean. I used to, but that was before JAWS.

Now I content myself with swimming in pools or lakes.

After that movie scared America out of the water, the producers, the writers and the public relations firm that represents sharks—all got together and tried to upgrade the sharks’ image from “bastard of the ocean” to simply “predatory”.

That worked out for everyone for awhile, but it seems like we are seeing more and more of these “shark attack” articles in the news lately.

Look:

Egypt to reopen beaches after deadly shark attack

Three Russians and a Ukrainian suffered severe injuries when they were attacked off Sharm el-Sheikh, and on December 5 a 70-year-old woman snorkeler died after a shark “tore a piece out of her thigh and severed her forearm”, South Sinai Governor Mohamed Abdel Fadil Shousha told reporters.

A white-tip seen minutes before the first attacks on two of the Russians was later identified as the shark photographed when the German woman was attacked five days later, Elke Bojanowski, an expert on the Red Sea’s white-tip sharks, said on Thursday.

An international team of scientists was interviewing witnesses, studying the environment and gathering data from local divers to understand the shark’s behavior.

Sousha said the shark attacks were likely provoked by a ship that threw dead sheep overboard while passing through the Red Sea, whetting the sharks’ appetites.

People need to be reminded:

SHARKS ARE NOT OUR FRIENDS!

You should not loan them money or your lawn mower. You should not allow your little sister to date one and you most certainly MUST NOT feed them.

I am not referring to that poor woman who lost an arm and a leg. That was a horrible accident. Losing an arm and a leg is tragic!

BTW, I lost an arm and a leg in my divorce, but that is a tragedy of a different sort.

NO.

I am talking about the people who were throwing the SHEEP!

That is a BAAAAAAAAAAD idea.

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ORANGE GLAZED SHEEP KABOBS

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 pounds lean sheep meat, cubed
  • 1 1/3 cups coriander seeds
  • 4 1/4 cups fresh orange juice
  • 6 orange, peeled, sectioned, and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 hot chili pepper, minced
  • 2/3 cup orange liqueur
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro

Directions

  1. Place sheep meat into a large nonmetallic bowl. Grind the coriander seed in a mortar and pestle, and rub into the meat. Pour orange juice and orange liqueur over meat, and mix in minced chili pepper and chopped orange. Cover, and refrigerate for 24 hours. Turn the meat over every couple of hours.
  2. Preheat grill for medium heat. Remove the sheep and orange pieces from marinade, and transfer marinade to a small saucepan. Set marinade aside. Thread the cubes of sheep on skewers, alternating with pieces of orange, and starting and finishing with a piece of orange.
  3. Place saucepan with marinade on the grill, and bring to the boil. Continue boiling until reduced to a sticky but fluid sauce.
  4. Once the marinade has come to the boil, place the skewers on the grill. Cook slowly until slightly charred, and cooked to your preference. Transfer skewers to a warm dish, and cover for 5 minutes. Serve with the orange sauce, garnished with sprigs of fresh cilantro.
  5. Enjoy!
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