Good Fish: Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the Pacific Coast
It can be intimidating to shop for seafood, especially Good Fish. You wonder if it’s healthy for you, you worry about whether it’s overfished and whether it’s caught in ways that harm other species or the environment. Making smart seafood choices has never been more confusing or more important for the planet and our health. Chef and seafood advocate Becky Selengut knows from Good Fish, and in a voice that’s informed but down-to-earth, she untangles the morass surrounding seafood today.
From shellfish to finfish to littlefish, fifteen Good Fish are featured, and the accompanying seventy-five recipes will appeal to a wide range of home cooks: from beginners, to busy parents trying to put a healthy weeknight meal on the table, to the more adventurous who want to create special-occasion dishes. Sommelier April Pogue provides wine pairings for each recipe. Good Fish is an invaluable resource for anyone living on the Pacific Coast. Chef Becky Selengut is an advocate for seafood sustainability and seasonal, regional cuisine. Her writing has been featured in Seattle Homes and Lifestyles and Edible Seattle magazines.
Good Fish Review
I just received Good Fish book yesterday, and decided to make a recipe from it for my anniversary dinner tonight. I was nervous, because I wanted the anniversary dinner to be a success, and you never know how a new recipe will turn out, but it turns out that “Wok-seared squid with lemongrass, chile, and basil” is absolutely delicious, with tender squid and a great blend of Thai flavors. It was definitely a hit for dinner tonight, and I know that I will be making it again, along with many other recipes from Good Fish book.
Overall, Good Fish book is beautiful, with lovely and enticing photos of the recipes. And Selengut’s engaging narrative throughout the book about the best way to prepare fish and seafood, as well as how to select and purchase seafood in a sustainable way, makes the Good Fish a five-star purchase for me, as well as a book that I could see giving as a gift to others who enjoy cooking and eating seafood.
Read Good Fish 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.
Good Fish Book Details
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Sasquatch Books; 1 edition (March 29, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1570616620
- ISBN-13: 978-1570616624
- Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.8 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,785 in Books