Fresh FishA Fearless Guide to Grilling, Shucking, Searing, Poaching, and Roasting Seafood


New England-based cookbook author Jennifer Trainer Thompson takes the fear out of cooking fish with her simple but delicious recipes for baking, pan-frying, and grilling fish fillets, whole fish, clams, shrimp, lobster, calamari, and more. Her easy invitation to enjoying fresh Atlantic seafood will make confident cooks of all interested fish lovers.

Cooking fish and other seafood at home is much easier than you think! Fresh Fish offers simple step-by-step instructions for all of the essential cooking methods, including baking, pan-frying, braising, broiling, steaming, poaching, roasting, marinating, and grilling — along with 175 mouthwatering recipes that bring out the best in everything from fish fillets and whole fish to shrimp, mussels, lobster, clams, calamari, and more. You’ll also learn how to buy fish (even whole fish) with confidence, how to serve fish raw, how to clean freshly dug clams, and much more. Beautiful photography celebrates both the food and the lazy charm of summers at the beach; this is a delightful read as well as the cookbook you need to easily enjoy your favorite seafood at home.

 

Jennifer Trainer Thompson is the author of 18 books, including Fresh Fish, The Fresh Egg Cookbook, and Hot Sauce! Nominated for three James Beard Awards, she has been featured in Martha Stewart Living and Coastal Living magazines, and she has written for Yankee, Travel & Leisure, the Boston Globe, and the New York Times, among other publications. Thompson is the chef/creator of Jump Up and Kiss Me, an all-natural line of spicy foods. She splits her time between the Berkshires and Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts.

“You can practically smell the salty air and fell the sand between your toes while reading this charming ode to seashore life with its winning recipes.”
— Vicky Lowry, Features Director, Elle Decor

“Jennifer Trainer Thompson’s cookbook delivers deliciously, with coastal recollections, gorgeous photography, and amazing recipes.”
— Steele Marcoux, Editor, Coastal Living

“This wonderful collection of approachable, inventive recipes captures the spirit of beach living and highlights the bounty of the sea while demystifying how to cook fish.”
— Karen J. Covey, Founder/Publisher of The Coastal Table magazine

“Fresh Fish is more than a cookbook — it brims over with details and memories of life by the sea.”
— Lincoln Russell, photographer

Introduction
1. Soups and Chowders
2. Things That Swim
3. Things with Shells
4. On the Beach
5. On the Side
6. Cocktails
7. Sweet Endings
Acknowledgments
Index