Seafood recipes

Seared Scallops with Vancouver Island Root Succotash and Corn Purée

Seared Scallops with Vancouver Island Root Review Copy Succotash and Corn Purée

Seared Scallops with Vancouver Island Root Review Copy Succotash and Corn Purée, Island Eats: Signature Chefs’ Recipes from Vancouver Island and the Salish Sea by Dawn Postnikoff and Joanne Sasvari. Photography by Gabriel Cabrera.

Island Eats: Signature Chefs’ Recipes from Vancouver Island and the Salish Sea by Dawn Postnikoff and Joanne Sasvari

Plenty of people talk about farm-to-table dining these days. But on Vancouver Island and the surrounding Gulf Islands, it’s truly a way of life. And why not, when there is so much abundance to choose from? From the Comox Valley to the Cowichan to Salt Spring Island, you’ll find everything from truffles to tea, passion fruit to Pinot Noir, water buffalo to the most delicately briny oysters.

Island Eats is a tribute to the vibrant food culture of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands and the celebration of a passionate culinary community built on the edge of a continent. Whether they’re shucking oysters and rolling pasta just for you, pouring you a glass of local wine, telling you about the best surf beach or hiking trail or the cool new craft brewery in town, the chefs, mixologists, and food artisans profiled in this cookbook have contributed to the heartfelt food traditions of a rare culinary destination. (more…)

Salmon Niçoise Salad with Olive Vinaigrette

Salmon Niçoise Salad with Olive Vinaigrette

Salmon Niçoise Salad with Olive Vinaigrette, Apres All Day: 65+ Cozy Recipes to Share with Family and Friends. Photography by Ren Fuller.

Apres All Day: 65+ Cozy Recipes to Share with Family and Friends

For ski bums and non-skiers who enjoy the snow, here is a cozy winter cookbook of 65+ hearty recipes, plus beautiful photography that captures the après-ski culture and mountain town life.

Après-ski is more than just an afternoon beer in the lodge. It’s an opportunity to gather with friends and family over delicious food and drinks during the cold winter months.

This cozy cookbook invites home cooks of all levels to embrace the après culture all season long, whether they’re the first skier on the slopes in the morning or a nonskier who prefers to snuggle up by the fireplace.

There are recipes for every meal—because yes, you really can “après all day”—including Apple Pie Oatmeal as pre-ski fuel, Tater Tot Nachos, a.k.a. “Tatchos” for an indulgent snack on the couch, Classic Beef Stew with Cheesy Garlic Bread for a family potluck, and a well-deserved Kitchen Sink Skillet Cookie to end the day.

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Swordfish Tacos Al Pastor

Swordfish Tacos Al Pastor

Swordfish Tacos Al Pastor, Take One Fish: The New School of Scale-to-Tail Cooking and Eating by Josh Niland. Photography by Rob Palmer.

Take One Fish: The New School of Scale-to-Tail Cooking and Eating 

Forget everything you thought you knew about cooking fish with Take One Fish. There are no rules when it comes to fish according to James Beard award-winning chef Josh Niland, only an endless world of possibilities.

With 60 mind-blowing recipes from just 15 global varieties of fish, this cookbook will take you on a gustatory journey—from elaborate to easy, small to large and—always—scale to tail. With flair, colour, and flavour, Take One Fish unpacks each of Josh’s 15 fish to reveal their true culinary potential, from swordfish cotoletta to pot au feu, to tuna mapo tofu to an ethereal raw flounder.

Josh’s multi-award-winning and bestselling book, The Whole Fish Cookbook, revealed the blueprint for a new and unprecedented kind of fish cookery. In this latest book, Josh continues to open our eyes to the potential of fish in the kitchen, starting from the moment we take our fish home and unpack it – yes that’s right: bring it home, take it out of the plastic, let it breathe uncovered in your fridge. Then you are ready.

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Barbecued Lobster

Barbecued Lobster

Barbecued Lobster, The Seafood Shack: Food & Tales from Ullapool by Kirsty Scobie and Fenella Renwick. Photography by Clair Irwin.

The Seafood Shack: Food & Tales from Ullapool by Kirsty Scobie

Welcome to The Seafood Shack, a tiny catering trailer in Ullapool on the west coast of Scotland. It’s here that Kirsty Scobie and Fenella Renwick take whatever their fishermen friends bring them each day and serve it up for a crowd of locals and tourists. Join them and discover how easy it is to cook mouthwatering seafood with over 80 down-to-earth recipes, plus essential tips on how to prepare, dissect, fillet, and cook white fish, smoked, and shellfish.

Whether it’s their signature haddock wrap for a mid-week dinner or their garlic & thyme langoustines for a weekend part treat, this is food that is simple and quick, but more importantly fresh, delicious to eat, and an absolute joy to cook.

The Seafood Shack: Food & Tales from Ullapool is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca.


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Chili-Lime Shrimp

Food by Fire: Grilling and BBQ with Derek Wolf of Over the Fire Cooking by Derek Wolf.

Chili-Lime Shrimp, Food by Fire: Grilling and BBQ by Derek Wolf. Photography by Jack Sorokin.

Food by Fire: Grilling and BBQ by Derek Wolf.

Master the art of starting cooking fires and learn about the best fuel sources. Then tackle a variety of recipes using direct heat and indirect heat, mastering skillets, skewers, and more along the way.

Derek Wolf has been researching global fire-cooking techniques for the better part of a decade, traveling around the world to learn about dishes like lamb al asador and brick-pressed chicken. He shares it all in this book. If you’re looking to try cooking on the coals with herb butter oysters or picanha like a Brazilian steakhouse, you’ve come to the right place. Recipes include:

  • Herb Brush Basted Bone-In Ribeye
  • Leaning Salmon Plank with Lemon Dill Sauce
  • Al Pastor Skewered Tacos
  • Coal Roasted Lobster Tails
  • Dirty Chipotle NY Strips
  • Chili-Lime Shrimp
  • Spicy Rotisserie Beef Ribs
  • Salt-Baked Red Snapper
  • Charred and Glazed Pineapple

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Charred Salmon BLT

Charred Salmon BLT

Charred Salmon BLT, BBQ Revolution: Innovative Barbecue Recipes from an All-Star Pitmaster by Mitch Benjamin. Photography by Isaac Alongi.

BBQ Revolution: Innovative Barbecue Recipes from an All-Star Pitmaster by Mitch Benjamin.

Mitch Benjamin has helped open BBQ restaurants in Paris, served his smoked meat to baseball legends at Yankee Stadium, and taken home some serious hardware from just about every major BBQ competition.

In this book, he throws open the doors to his kitchen (or as he calls it, his “Mitchen”) and takes BBQ on a wild ride! The book starts with his behind the scenes look at competition BBQ and smoking, then winds its way through chapters both classic and creative:

Learn the ins and outs of competition BBQ, including some of Mitch’s award-winning recipes for sauces, rubs, and meats from brisket and burnt ends to short ribs and pork butt.

Take a trip behind the scenes of Kansas City’s Char Bar, with some of their most popular recipes like their burnt heaven and smoked chicken nuggets. Mitch even breaks out the smoking gun for some smoked cocktails!

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Cast-Iron Rib-Eye Steak with Anchovy Butter

Cast-Iron Rib-Eye Steak with Anchovy Butter

Cast-Iron Rib-Eye Steak with Anchovy Butter, The Magic of Tinned Fish: Elevate Your Cooking with Canned Anchovies, Sardines, Mackerel, Crab, and Other Amazing Seafood by Chris McDade. Photography by Dana Gallagher.

The Magic of Tinned Fish: Elevate Your Cooking with Canned Anchovies, Sardines, Mackerel, Crab, and Other Amazing Seafood

TINNED FISH IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREAT INGREDIENTS: brilliantly versatile, harvested and preserved at the peak of its quality and flavor, more economical than fresh seafood will ever be, as healthy and nutrient-packed as food gets.

Focusing on sustainable and easy-to-find anchovies, sardines, mackerel, shellfish, and more, here are 75 recipes that will change the way we think about and cook with tinned fish.

Whether it’s creating an addictively delicious Spaghetti con le Sarde, transforming a pork roast with a mackerel-based “tonnato” sauce, elevating mac and cheese with crab, or digging into the simplest and best snack ever—anchovies, bread, and butter—cooking with tinned fish is pure magic.

The Magic of Tinned Fish: Elevate Your Cooking with Canned Anchovies, Sardines, Mackerel, Crab, and Other Amazing Seafood is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)

Whole Poached Salmon

Whole Poached Salmon

Whole Poached Salmon, Wine Time: 70+ Recipes for Simple Bites That Pair Perfectly with Wine by Barbara Scott-Goodman. Photography by Jennifer May.

Wine TimeWine lovers rejoice! In this updated edition of the bestselling Wine Bites, Wine Time includes more than 65 all-new recipes for simple, scrumptious bites to go with your glass of vino. There are recipes for every occasion, whether a barbeque or book club, romantic date night or solo dinner, as well as wine pairings that complement each dish.

With the added bonus of wine cocktails, step-by-step instructions for putting together a first-class cheese board, and a chapter on sauces and chutneys to elevate an hors d’oeuvres spread, this is an indispensable resource for anyone who likes to host parties, drink wine, and dabble in the kitchen.

MAKES WINE ACCESSIBLE: Wine shouldn’t be reserved to the snobby sommeliers of the world. This book makes wine pairings easier than ever with accessible recipes and wine suggestions that any home cook can try.

FANTASTIC VALUE: Wine Time features more than 65 all-new food recipes with wine pairings, plus wine cocktails and sidebar tips throughout.

PERFECT GIFT: Alongside a beautiful bottle of wine—or any food or kitchen item for that matter—this book makes a lovely hostess, housewarming, or anytime gift for anyone who likes to cook and drink wine.

Perfect for:

• Wine drinkers
• Casual entertainers
• Shoppers looking for a hostess or housewarming gift
• Visitors to wine country

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Salmon with Lee’s Sriracha + Lime

Salmon with Lee’s Sriracha + lime

Salmon with Lee’s Sriracha + lime, excerpted from the book IT’S ALL GOOD: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great by Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Turshen. Photography by Ditte Isager.

IT’S ALL GOOD: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great by Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Turshen .

Last spring, after a particularly grueling schedule and lapse of overindulgence, Gwyneth Paltrow was feeling fatigued and faint. A visit to her doctor revealed that she was anemic, vitamin D deficient, and that her stress levels were sky high. He prescribed an elimination diet to clear out her system and help her body heal. But this meant no coffee, no alcohol, no dairy, no eggs, no sugar, no shellfish, no deep-water fish, no wheat, no meat, no soy, nothing processed at all!

An avid foodie, Paltrow was concerned that so many restrictions would make mealtime boring, so, together with Julia Turshen, she compiled a collection of 185 delicious, easy recipes that followed her doctor’s guidelines. And it worked! After changing her diet, Paltrow healed totally, felt more energetic and looked great. Now, in It’s All Good, she shares the go-to dishes that have become the baseline for the restorative diet she turns to whenever she feels she needs it. Recipes include: Huevos Rancheros, Hummus Tartine with Scallion-Mint Pesto, Salmon Burgers with Pickled Ginger, even Power Brownies, Banana “Ice Cream,” and more!

It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca (more…)

Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Capers

Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Capers

Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Capers, I Cook in Color by Asha Gomez and Martha Hall Foose. Photography © 2020 by Evan Sung

I Cook in Color by Asha Gomez and Martha Hall Foose

Best known for her easy mix of cooking traditions from the American South and her homeland of Kerala in Southern India, Chef Asha Gomez continues to evolve her unique cooking style.

In this next vibrant cookbook, I Cook in Color, Asha embraces dishes from around the globe, celebrating international flavour profiles and the melding of culinary traditions that reflect both her cherished memories of her mother’s Kerala kitchen, as well as her extraordinary travel experiences.

Recipes include Thai Green Papaya Salad with Dried Shrimp, Catalonian Paella, Passion Fruit, Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Capers, Lime & Grapefruit Grouper Ceviche, Grilled Meyer Lemon Chili Corn, Pomegranate & Date Molasses Chicken, and Mango Cardamom Cake.

I Cook in Color: Bright Flavors from My Kitchen and Around the World is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca.


Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Capers

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