FISH MARKET cookbook
Running Press, 2013
In FISH MARKET, seafood-aficionado Kathy Hunt offers a boatload of seafood recipes ranging from Abalone to Yellowfin. Hunt’s recipes are easy-to-understand and include information about the species in each chapter. FISH MARKET offers shopping tips on hard to find items, too. Illustrations throughout the 249-page cookbook show techniques from how to crack a crab to how to fillet whole fish. Illustrations of fish are sprinkled throughout the cookbook as well as an identification aid when shopping for whole fish.
A landlocked native western Pennsylvanian, (like myself-what are the chances of that?), Hunt grew up eating typical Mid-Atlantic seafood dishes found in the local markets, flatfish and shellfish, an occasional salmon meal. As she traveled and expanded her horizons, she continued to eat a variety of seafood dishes. FISH MARKET is an extension of Hunt’s life experiences.
Divided in chapters based on flavor profiles, FISH MARKET begins the seafood recipe extravaganza with a “A Bevy of Bivalves.” Hunt offers a mixed selection of cooking methods for the ubiquitous shellfish species that make up this sustainable seafood option. Her fresh spin on traditional recipes (in an often misunderstood and underappreciated protein) is refreshing, and continues throughout the book.