From award-winning chef and sustainable food advocate Barton Seaver comes the most comprehensive seafood reference available for home cooks, featuring more than 900 recipes for nearly 100 fish and shellfish species.
"Comprehensive and easily retrievable information on all sorts of seafood cookery." --Booklist (Starred review)
"This superb collection conveys Seaver's experience, enthusiasm, and creativity." --Publishers Weekly
With 900+ recipes and all the essentials of preparation, this is the cookbook every seafood lover MUST have. Inspired by American regional cuisine and classic preparations, these thoroughly modern dishes are curated to give home cooks complete confidence with a wide variety of seafood. The crowd-pleasing fare--ranging from Citrus-Crusted Fried Halibut, Clam Risotto, and Cod Cakes to Smoked Trout Quiche, New Orleans BBQ Shrimp, and Hot Smoked Salmon--uses fresh, natural ingredients and well-understood culinary techniques, from broiling and grilling to poaching and roasting; it also covers an abundance of flavored butters, sauces, spice mixes, chowders, soups, and stews. With nearly 100 fresh- and saltwater species in myriad preparations, this exciting collection will be a welcome addition to every cook's bookshelf and the go-to source for great seafood recipes for decades to come.
About the Author
Before leaving the restaurant industry to pursue his interests in sustainable food systems, award-winning chef Barton Seaver created three top restaurants in Washington, DC. Since then, he has written several books on the topic of sustainable seafood and cookery, including For Cod and Country, Two If By Sea, Superfood Seagreens, and American Seafood. Seaver is the Contributing Seafood Editor at Coastal Living magazine, and he and his work have also been featured in The New York Times, Cooking Light, O: The Oprah Magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Martha Stewart's Whole Living, the Washington Post, and Fortune, among many others. He has appeared on CNN, NPR, and 20/20. Seaver was the host of the national television program In Search of Food on the Ovation Network and Eat: The History of Food on National Geographic TV.