Fish: Recipes from the Sea

Editors of Phaidon Press. Phaidon, $39.95 (312p) ISBN 978-0-7148-6387-0
Fish lovers everywhere will rejoice with the publication of this informative and flavorsome collection. With more than 200 recipes from the Silver Spoon kitchen, this book showcases fish and seafood in all their glory—from the many health benefits a fish-rich diet offers to the ease of preparation and the wonderful flavors they possess. Novices will value the wealth of information provided, including color illustrations of whole versions of each fish, tips on how to judge freshness, and suitable alternatives. Cooks of all levels will relish the wide array of appetizing recipes. Divided into sections by fish type, readers learn the differences between white, oily, and freshwater fish. An extremely helpful chapter on basic techniques, complete with detailed photographs, guides readers on initially daunting tasks such as scaling and cleaning, filleting and skinning, and preparing shellfish. Enticing full-color photographs of numerous dishes punctuate the book, including of a gorgeous Marche-style fish soup and mouth-watering grouper with Mediterranean sauce. More popular types get significant space including sea bass in red wine and scallop and spinach gratin. Those searching for expert guidance on preparing fish and seafood and new ways to prepare old favorites need look no further than this impressive collection. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 03/05/2012
Release date: 02/01/2012
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