For most of us, fish is something to be eaten in restaurants. The occasional prawn might sneak into our stir-fries or the odd sardine pop up on the barbecue but, for the most part, preparing and cooking fish at home on a regular basis is seen as difficult and time-consuming. Rick Stein would have us change all that. In this cookery book, he takes us to the briny world of his Cornish fishing village, Padstow, and gives us tips on the preparation of many fish types as well as showing how to make the most of each fish's unique character and flavour.
This collection of 150 stylish and delicious recipes demonstrates the huge versatility of food from the sea - which is also, of course, quick to cook and healthy too! From the classic delights of Skate in Black Butter and Herrings in Oatmeal to Rick's own inventions like Chargrilled Tuna with Olives, Lemon and Sorrel, Mackerel Escabeche and Spicy Deep-fried Red Mullet, these recipes bring fish cookery to the centre of the culinary stage where it truly belongs.
Rick Stein is a well-loved and respected chef, TV presenter and author who has produced an array of award-winning books and television series, including Rick Stein's Seafood, Seafood Lover's Guide, Taste of the Sea, Food Heroes, French Odyssey, Mediterranean Escapes, Coast to Coast and Far Eastern Odyssey. All of his books and programmes show a commitment to good-quality produce, sustainable fishing and good husbandry. Rick owns four restaurants, a delicatessen, a patisserie, a seafood cookery school and forty guest bedrooms in the small fishing port of Padstow, Cornwall. In 2003, Rick was awarded an OBE for services to West Country Tourism. He divides his time between Padstow and Australia, which he regards as his second home.