The Joy of Seafood: The All-purpose Seafood Cookbook With More Than 900 Recipes
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Offering practical seafood cooking, with an abundance of information on buying and prepping everything from abalone to bottarga, Joy of Seafood is full of smart recipes that will help you put weeknight dinner on the table and build your confidence as a seafood cook.
Author Barton Seaver, a former chef who is now an advocate for sustainable food systems, offers an assortment of highly practical dishes that don't mess about with the essential qualities of the seafood: roast cod with anchovy-herb butter; broiled, spiced hake; pan-roasted salmon with garlic and thyme. You can, of course, find slightly more complicated dishes as well, but you're just as likely to recognize that the citrus-coated flounder recipe can also be used with sole or plaice.
Seaver's concern with sustainability means that he does include some less commonly available seafood in the interest of making them more familiar to home cooks. Fish like cobia, grenadier, and tripletail are here, along with a few species that are not usually commercially available but might turn up on your seashore adventures, such as limpets.
A useful and handy book.