This fish story has a delicious ending.
Walking in to a seafood market or strolling up to the seafood counter at your local supermarket isn’t what it used to be. The outing can be more than a little daunting. The days of an easy decision, like which piece of salmon or cod to choose, are long gone. Can you say whole Branzini?
The choices that face the consumer have grown to the point where making a halfway decent decision nearly requires a doctorate in fishology. The options will, pardon the pun, make your head swim.
It’s one thing to listen wide eyed to your trusted fishmonger as he opines on the sustainability of the Patagonian toothfish. But, just try and remember what to do with your catch once you’ve brought it home.
Luckily, help is on the way. Fish: Recipes from the Sea, is a fantastic collection of Italian seafood recipes that will help you make a little sense out of all things from the watery deep.
The book, due out February 27th, contains not only 200 great recipes, but, a wealth of information on cooking techniques and special preparations. There’s also a handy dandy illustrated seafood selection guide. The books publisher, Phaidon, has a reputation for putting out some great, high quality cookbooks. This one will be no exception.
If you’re looking to incorporate some healthy seafood into your daily diet, but, are just a little intimidated, this book is sure to help ease the seafood anxiety.