- Print Length: 608 Pages
- Publisher: Ten Speed Press
- Publication Date: March 20, 2012
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1607740052
- ISBN-13: 978-1607740056
- File Format: EPUB
Firstly let me say to those of you who say its British and has British fish in it, read the book and add the words “or a similar fish” to each named fish and the recipe applies. If you have a good source of fresh fish caught by yourself, friends or family great get started, if not take the time to find a good fish market and ask about all the fish on sale. If all you can buy is Tilapia from the freezer in the supermarket then some of this book is wasted on you, however you will still have a good read. This book will teach you that less is more, there is no need to bread, fry, drench in seasoned flour to get great tasting fish, although fish in beer batter is one of my favorites. I have just bought a smoker to further experiment with flavors and hope that my fishing skill improves enough to guarantee a constant source of fishy pleasure.
The formidable River Cottage team turns their attention to all matters aquatic in this definitive guide to freshwater fish, saltwater fish, and shellfish. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Nick Fisher examine the ecological and moral issues of fishing, teach individual skills such as catching and descaling, and offer a comprehensive (and fascinating) species reference section. They also demystify the cooking of fish with 135 recipes for preparing fish and shellfish in diverse ways, from pickling to frying to smoking.
This ambitious reference-cookbook appeals to both intellect and appetite by focusing on the pleasures of catching, cooking, and eating fish while grounding those actions in a philosophy and practice of sustainability. The authors help us understand the human impact on the seafood population, while their infectious enthusiasm for all manner of fish and shellfish—from the mighty salmon to the humble mackerel to the unsung cockle—inspires us to explore different and unfamiliar species. Fish is superlative food, but it’s also a precious resource. The River Cottage Fish Book delivers a complete education alongside a wealth of recipes, and is the most opinionated and passionate fish book around.