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  • Published: 15 March 2018
  • ISBN: 9781632171078
  • Imprint: Sasquatch
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $49.99
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Good Fish

100 Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the Pacific Coast



It can be intimidating to shop for seafood! Let this deliciously smart cookbook lure you to Pacific coast seafood that's good for your health and good for the planet. Making smart seafood choices has never been more confusing, yet knowing whether it's healthy to eat and whether it's overfished or been caught in ways that harm other species or the environment is crucial. Chef and seafood advocate Becky Selengut helps simplify the issue for consumers. This fully revised and expanded edition of 100 recipes includes, of course, salmon, as well as new additions such as lingcod, Pacific cod, wahoo (or ono), mahimahi, and herring. From shellfish to finfish to "littlefish" (think sardines), there are recipes for 20 varieties of "good fish." Also included are cooking techniques (such as how to sear a scallop perfectly), practical tips for buying and caring for seafood, and the most current sustainability information. Seattle sommelier April Pogue provides wine pairings for each recipe. Good Fish is a bible for Pacific Coast sustainable seafood.

Included are recipes for: Clams, mussels, oysters, Dungeness crab, shrimp, scallops, wild salmon, Pacific halibut, black cod, lingcod, rainbow trout, albacore tuna, Pacific cod, Arctic char, mahimahi, wahoo (or ono), sardines, herring, squid, and caviar.

  • Published: 15 March 2018
  • ISBN: 9781632171078
  • Imprint: Sasquatch
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $49.99
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Becky Selengut is one of the people who will save Western Civilization... Cornichon This is a book I'll be going back to again and again, for inspiration in the kitchen or just to savor a fishy turn of phrase. Every piscivore should own a copy. Langdon Cook We know our ocean fish are beleaguered—the dilemma is we still want them for dinner. Solution: Good Fish... Instead of being dire, [author Becky Selengut] celebrates what you can eat: 15 varieties of Pacific seafood that are safe for the environment and for you. The easy-but-unusual recipes include the best version of Hangtown Fry we've seen, and even the nuts-and-bolts sustainability spiel slips down like a nice fresh oyster. Sunset We tested some of the recipes in this book and we were both blown away. Not only was each meal delicious, but also both of us learned something from each dish... This book will ALWAYS be in our kitchen. We think it should be in yours too. Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef Whether you're a fish fanatic who owns a copper poaching pan and knows your fishmonger by name, or a seafood scaredy cat who hears the soundtrack from "Jaws" at the mere thought of buying — let alone cooking — a live Dungeness crab, "Good Fish"...deserves a spot in your kitchen. The Seattle Times Glory in our local shellfish, finfish and "littlefish (hello, sardines!) says Seattle's goddess of seafood sustainability, Becky Selengut, who reels 'em in with honesty, humor and recipes... All You Can Eat With "Good Fish," Seattle chef and writer Becky Selengut manages to keep the joy of eating seafood front and center, while gently, succinctly explaining why we should be eating the likes of not just salmon and halibut, but also sardines, trout and arctic char, to name a few. Gorgeous color photos are part of the mix, along with entertaining vignettes from the author... The Oregonian In Good Fish Becky Selengut presents the perils of the world's oceans as an opportunity, not a roadblock. And what a delicious opportunity it can be. She teaches us how to cook seafood most home cooks shy away from, like scallops, sardines and squid, but also helps us perfect our technique for cooking our favorites such as salmon, halibut and clams. Seattle Weekly Here it is - every thing you ever wanted to know about selecting sustainable fish, cooking it to perfection, plating it beautifully and paring it with the perfect wine. Good Fish. NW chef and author Becky Selengut, who is knowledgeable, gifted and (my favorite) sassy, infuses this stunning book with all three qualities. Drop-dead gorgeous photographs, out of the ordinary recipes - this is a book that makes me take a deep breath, smile and say - oh my goodness. The little photos of how to tell when fish is not done, just perfect and overdone made me squeal a little. So hard to explain with words, using photos is genius. That’s because Becky has also been a teacher for many years and knows how to break techniques down so everybody understands. Cookus Interruptus [Becky Selengut] is a smart and funny writer, a talented and experienced chef, and we desperately needed a book with this subtitle: "sustainable seafood recipes from the Pacific Coast." ...If you like to eat fish and you live in the Northwest, this book needs to be on your shelf. Edible Seattle Becky Selengut’s new book Good Fish explaining sustainable practices when purchasing fish and extraordinary tips on cooking fish is one of the best new cookbooks for 2011. Recipes carefully crafted so that flavor is king.  Seattle PI I think a sauce stain is a badge of honor on a cookbook. And I'm already marking up my copy of "Good Fish" by Becky Selengut, one of the sharpest, funniest, most ardent chef-authors I know. Rebekah Denn There are plenty of lessons about the best fish to buy and eat to be learned in this book, yet it doesn't come across as preachy. As a fish fan, I appreciate the buying tips and the advice on how to care for your catch once you make the investment. I liked reading about how fish were raised and harvested and the suggestions served up on sustainable substitutes. (Which gives this West Coast-centric collection legs, broadening its appeal to other parts of the country.)  Al Dente Read this book a few times and you'll know more about fish than the guy behind the fish counter at your local supermarket. And that's good, because then you'll be forced to seek out a proper fishmonger. Northwest Edible Life ...this is a great little book that deserves an unbiased look, if for nothing more than a pre-dinner sustainable fish lesson, a hefty dose of Selengut's signature snark and a solid chef's knife worth of recipe inspiration. LA Weekly ...makes eating sustainable seafood at home easier and tastier. Edible East Bay Becky Selengut’s book, Good Fish: Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the Pacific Coast is one of the most thorough books on cooking seafood I’ve seen in a long time. It’s beautifully presented and the friendly, no-nonsense take on cooking fish and shellfish is refreshing and non-intimidating for novice cooks.  Former Chef Whether you’re a beginner with fish or wanting to cook more heart-healthy fish dinners in the New Year, this author has something for everyone, no matter your locale — East Coast, West Coast or no coast. The Well-Fed Heart Becky Selengut sears a mean scallop! In her fantastic new cookbook, Good Fish: Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the Pacific Coast, she divides the world of fish into shellfish, finfish, and littlefish & eggs, and under shellfish has a whole five-recipe section devoted just to scallops.  EAT! The Best Food in the World If you are a conscientious cook, who wants to learn how to properly prepare seafood, then this is the perfect book for you. Book End Babes

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