The Seafood Cookbook: A Complete Guide to Choosing, Preparing and Savoring the Bounty of the Sea

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Firefly Books, 2001 - Cooking - 382 pages

This eminently useful volume offers valuable tips on how to purchase and store fresh and frozen seafood, optimal methods of preserving seafood, various cooking methods, and a complete chapter on how to make over 40 sauces and other essential ingredients commonly used in seafood dishes, such as Court-bouillon and beurre blanc.

Chef Grappe discusses the various kitchen utensils and equipment that make cooking seafood enjoyable. In step-by-step color photographs, he also shows the basic techniques, including how to fillet sole, prepare halibut and salmon, butterfly lobster, and clean and open shellfish and mollusks.

Chapters in The Seafood Cookbook are divided into types of seafood, which include:

  • Flatfish (turbot, flounder, halibut and more)
  • Gadidae (cod, haddock and whiting)
  • Salmonidae (salmon, char and trout)
  • Sea bass and other families (grouper, perch and more)
  • Scombridae and Clupoeids (mackerel, tuna, herring)
  • Freshwater fish (yellow perch, pickerel, pike and more)
  • Crustaceans (crab, shrimp and lobster)
  • Shellfish (oysters, mussels, clams)
  • Seaweed (sea lettuce, arame, nori)

An additional chapter lists the best choices of wines to accompany seafood. Some of the over 150 creative, simple yet daring recipes found in The Seafood Cookbook include:

  • Tea-Steamed Weakfish with Almond Milk Butter
  • Poached American Shad with Aromatic Garden Herb Cream
  • Avocado with Snow Crab Stuffing
  • Atlantic Cod Fillets with Red Peppers and Capers
  • Haddock Steaks with Cucumber
  • Coho Salmon Mousseline with Smoked Eel Rillettes
  • Yellowfin Tuna Fillets with Minot Cider
  • Hot Oysters in White Wine with Mushrooms

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Contents

Introduction
11
Morphology of a Noncartilaginous Fish
20
Standard Equipment
35
How to Prepare Fish and Seafood
41
Flatfish
51
Gadidae
75
Salmonidae
97
Sea Bass and Other Families
125
Freshwater Fish
215
Classification of Seafood and Seaweed
249
Invertebrates
321
Seaweed
335
The Marriage of Wine and Fish
357
Glossary
365
Fish Index
375
Copyright

Miscellaneous Families
171

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About the author (2001)

Jean-Paul Grappe has been a chef since 1956, practicing his art in many highly regarded restaurants in Quebec. Since 1984 he has taught at the Institut de Tourisme et D'Hotellerie du Québec (Quebec Tourism and Hotel Institute) where he trains students in the classical culinary arts.

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