Repost: Shark Week + Ocean Dip

Posted on by Jennie

This is a report from Shark Week 2012 in honor of this week’s adventure TV!

You may or may not know it, but it my favorite week of the year: Shark Week. Shark Week is on Discovery, and usually takes place in late summer, and is a week long dedicated to shark programming: conservation, stories of shark bites, countdowns of the most shark attacks prone beaches, and usually a special historical reenactment or two of people stranded at sea for weeks being attacked by sharks.

For me, it’s a nostalgic week that reminds me of summers of Popsicles, sandwiches, and getting along with my siblings all week to enjoy watching bull, mako, tiger, and of course white shares getting their chomp on.

This year I decided to share my love with my friends and hosted a Shark Week opening night party. And of course, needed some shark influenced foods.

Enter Ocean dip.

Recipe is:

1 can cannellini beans
1/3-2/3 cup olive oil
Parsley and oregano
3-4 cloves garlic
Blue food coloring

So start by chopping up some garlic.

Measure out some olive oil. I doubled the recipe, and used all that’s pictured above plus some more, to be honest.

Take your beans and rinse them.

Put your garlic, beans, and olive oil together in the blender.

Add your herbs in, and blend that up. And now, it’s time to bring a little ocean into this.

Add some more oil if it’s too thick (mine was) and add some blue food coloring.

Ocean in a blender!

Place in a bowl, and add a fin or two!

And, of course, you can serve it with some fishies, too!

And, for a drink, don’t forget to whip up some ocean punch (soda water, blue Koolaid, a splash of sugar, and the alcohol of your choice!)

Enjoy while watching sharks swim through chummer waters, biting cameras, and generally being awesome!

Do you love Shark Week? Do you love themed parties? Do you love sharks? dips?


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