Fish Market: A Cookbook for Selecting and Preparing Seafood

Fish Market: A Cookbook for Selecting and Preparing Seafood

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by Kathy Hunt
     
 

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Fish Market provides readers with everything they need to know about selecting, cleaning, preparing, and cooking healthful fish and shellfish. Featuring 120 creative yet manageable recipes, flavor affinities, and a bit of history for each dish, Fish Market takes the mystery out of seafood. Complete with an array of helpful detailed illustrations on

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Fish Market provides readers with everything they need to know about selecting, cleaning, preparing, and cooking healthful fish and shellfish. Featuring 120 creative yet manageable recipes, flavor affinities, and a bit of history for each dish, Fish Market takes the mystery out of seafood. Complete with an array of helpful detailed illustrations on how to select, clean, skin, bone, cut, and cook all types of fish and shellfish, this approachable cookbook shows the reader how to create luxurious specialty seafood dishes with confidence.

Fish Market explains which fish taste rich and beefy or mild and delicate and explains how to please picky diners while providing them with a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients. Sharing insights into what textures and tastes go well with each fish, complementing side dish offerings provide the reader with the perfect accompaniments to round off their meal.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
With a literal ocean of options for seafood, Hunt looks to make choosing and cooking fish as easy as possible. With sections on each of the major kinds of fish, including bivalves, crustaceans, and also "sometimes forgotten seafood," all aspects of preparing a pescetarian feast are covered. Each variety receives the hook-to-plate treatment, from buying seafood in the market and proper storage techniques to cleaning, cooking, and preparation. For anyone interested in finding a healthy alternative to red meat, this book is a helpful resource. With classic dishes like "Beer-Battered Cod" and "Mussels Pro-vencal," and more adventurous dishes like "Octopus, Crushed Tomatoes, and Kalamatas over Pap-pardelle" and "Malaysian Fish Soup" there is something for everyone. Unfortunately, lacking photo-graphs, some of the more intricate instructions become too technical for easy comprehension. A few choice photos would have made the cleaning and cooking of certain fish more approachable. It's a frustrating flaw in this otherwise fine guidebook for learning to deal with a cornucopia of seafood. (May)
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Publishers Weekly
“For anyone interested in finding a healthy alternative to red meat, this book is a helpful resource. With classic dishes like "Beer-Battered Cod" and "Mussels Pro-vencal," and more adventurous dishes like "Octopus, Crushed Tomatoes, and Kalamatas over Pap-pardelle" and "Malaysian Fish Soup" there is something for everyone. [A] fine guidebook for learning to deal with a cornucopia of seafood.”

Francine Segan, author of Dolci: Italy’s Sweets and Opera Lover’s Cookbook
“Destined to become a classic, Fish Market is the only seafood cookbook you’ll ever need! Deftly written, with clear, easy-to-follow directions. Perfectly spiced with helpful hints, Kathy's splendid book both demystifies and inspires. Enticing recipes, from simple to sublime, are perfect for both experienced gourmets who would like to discover new types of fish and novice cooks wanting to eat less meat.”

Louisa Kasdon, The Phoenix Magazine
“I love this book! It takes the grim out of the seafood and sustainability conversation and replaces it with joy. Love the fish-by-fish recipes with offbeat but easy flavors. Makes me want to try out a new fish, and new fish recipe, every day of the week.”

Melissa Kogut, executive director of Chefs Collaborative
"Fish Market is an invitation to be adventurous and to make sustainable choices when it comes to eating and preparing seafood—and also a wonderful personal chronicle of a food journey."

Jim Breslin, PheonixvilleDish.com

“With catchy names, like ‘A Bevy of Bivalves’ and ‘A Collection of Crustaceans,’ Fish Market caters to even the most novice of cooks with organization and clarity.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762444748
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/2013
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
229,381
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 7.32(h) x 0.98(d)

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Meet the Author

Combining her passions for cooking and writing, Kathy Hunt has worked as a nationally syndicated food writer for the Tribune Company since 2006. Her articles appear in over 25 major newspapers including The Chicago Tribune, LA Times, and Baltimore Sun. She is a regular contributor to the online culinary publication zesterdaily.com. For almost 15 years she has cooked for and lived a pescetarian lifestyle. She divides her
time between Collegeville, PA, and New York, NY.

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