The Midwest is home to streams and lakes and even inland seas, and these assorted freshwater sources offer up much bounty, from classic panfish and trout to world-famous walleye to Lake Superior ciscoes. Whether you've anglers among your family and friends or you've got a line on specialty markets that are expanding all the time, freshwater fish offer an excellent and varied way to savor "seafood" locally and sustainably.
Creative home cook Keane Amdahl takes the mystery out of this versatile protein source and brings its preparation into the twenty-first century with inspired ingredient combinations and ample advice on how to make the most of what's at hand. Arranged by fish type, recipes include appetizers like Sunfish Pot Stickers and Harissa Grilled Smelt with Mint and Cilantro Yogurt; new interpretations of soup and salad standbys like Midwestern Fisherman's Stew and Smoked Trout Kale Ni oise; and flavorful mains like BBQ Northern with Cajun Fried Rice and Walleye with Morels and Brown Butter. Drawing on all things local--from purveyors of smoked and fresh fish to aquaculture farms to farmers' markets--Amdahl encourages readers to experiment along with him as they seek to thoroughly enjoy their catch of the day.
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.
"In speed and presentation, one of North America's top talents is Patrick McMurray."
-- The New York Times Magazine
Consider this: France's 3,400 oyster growers produce most of the world's oysters, about 130,000 tons annually, and the French consume about 50 percent of those oysters between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day alone. During that same week, however, Parisian hospitals receive about 2,000 oyster-shucking-related injuries Perhaps it's time to let an expert show you how to open them safely.
In The Oyster Companion renowned expert Patrick McMurray takes readers down the path to oyster expertise and injury-free enjoyment. Patrick knows oysters. For him it was love at first taste as a sixteen-year-old busboy in Toronto and he's never looked back, going so far that he launched three restaurants where oysters take pride of place, and he holds two Guinness World Records for oyster shucking -- 38 in a minute, and 8,800 in an hour in a team of 10. In fact, he designed a bestselling oyster knife, the pistol grip Paddyshucker.
Rich in history and lore, The Oyster Companion weaves together anecdotes from the author's experience as a restaurateur and competitive shucker with practical information on everything from opening oysters with finesse to ordering hard-to-get bivalves online. Fully illustrated with gorgeous color photography, the book includes:
- History of oysters in civilization
- Detailed breakdown of the differences among 50 oyster varieties found worldwide
- Lifecycle, anatomy, ecological footprint, health benefits, and how feeding habits and locations affect taste (the "merroir")
- Tips for growing oysters
- Growers and exporters of the world's best oysters
- The best oyster bars from North America and Europe
- How to sample oysters and a tasting wheel to pair oysters with the proper drink
- Throwing an oyster-themed dinner party
- Tips on sourcing the freshest and best-tasting oysters in the world
- Shucker Paddy's Oyster Opening 101: Tips on shucking and presenting
- Expert's guide to some of the best knives and shuckers in the world and their techniques.
This is an essential selection for all cooking collections.
The sea is a treasure chest filed with the planet's most delicious, nutritious, and healthful foods. For those eager to make the most of this bounty, this "Connoisseur's Guide" not only provides essential advice on how to buy and store seafood, it offers easy-to-follow cooking techniques and delectable recipes, from simple soups, pates, and mousses to light lunches, easy family suppers, and sophisticated party fare. And these sumptuous dishes can be enjoyed guiltlessly, since the author has thoughtfully supplied a comprehensive guide to the world's sustainable fish and seafood.
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Put on your bib and crack open this collection of 55 mouthwatering lobster recipes. Brooke Dojny provides extraordinary renditions of classics like steamed lobster, lobster bisque, and lobster rolls, as well as inventive new dishes that bring lobster where it's never been before. Dig into Lobster and Red Bliss Hash, Lobster and Arugula Pizza, and Lobster and Pea Shoot Salad in Toast Cups. Dojny even includes recipes for sides and desserts to round out your lobster meal. Bring your appetite because this is going to be tasty.
"An absorbing self‐portrait of an exceptional cook." - Harold McGee
Daniel Patterson is the head chef/owner of Coi in San Francisco, one of America's most celebrated restaurants. Patterson mixes modern culinary techniques with local ingredients to create imaginative dishes that speak of place, memory, and emotion. His approach has earned him five James Beard nominations and winner of the James Beard Award's "Best Chef of the West" 2014, two Michelin stars, and a worldwide reputation for pioneering a new kind of Californian cuisine.
Now, in his new book Coi: Stories and Recipes, Patterson shares a personal account of the restaurant, its dishes, and his own unique philosophy on food and cooking. 70 recipes are featured with narrative essays, including Chilled Spiced Ratatouille Soup; Carrots Roasted in Coffee Beans; Strawberries and Cream with Tiny Herbs; and Lime Marshmallow with Coal‐Toasted Meringue.
This book is beautifully written by Patterson, who is respected for his original food writing in publications such as The New York Times and Lucky Peach, and is also co‐author, along with Mandy Aftel, of Aroma: The Magic of Essential Oils in Food and Fragrance (2004). 150 color photographs by Maren Caruso include atmospheric images of the restaurant and the California landscape. Forewords by Peter Meehan and Harold McGee."
First published in 1983, The California Seafood Cookbook has sold 128,000 copies--and counting This beautiful encyclopedic guide to seafood cooking is complete with 150 recipes emphasizing simplicity, fresh ingredients, and ethnic and regional tastes, as well as an innovative approach to the infinite possibilities of this popular cuisine. The seventy-five species portraits and the illustrated techniques will prove useful to cooks and seafood lovers. Fully half the featured species are found in Gulf, Pacific, and Atlantic waters, and each recipe suggests appropriate alternative fish and shellfish from other regions.
Freshness. Quality. Elegance. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants have been providing delightful seafood tailored to regional tastes for more than thirty years. Now, diners and chefs can bring home the bold flavors of Grilled Mahi with Rum Butter Sauce, the savor of Lobster and Bay Shrimp Crepes, and the classic charm of Swordfish Picatta. Fish lovers will delight in over 180 pages of tantalizing fresh seafood recipes, including full-color photography by renowned Northwest photographer, Rick Schafer, and recipe compilation by Chef William King, the Executive Chef of McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants.