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Good Fish: Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the Pacific Coast    by Becky Selengut order for
Good Fish
by Becky Selengut
Order:  USA  Can
Perseus, 2011 (2011)

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* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

If you'd like to do your part to help save threatened marine species while serving up some tantalizing delicious, sustainable seafood, this is a cookbook you'll want to own.

The 75 recipes in this beautifully illustrated book are separated into three sections: Shellfish, Finfish and Eggs. In addition to a number of recipes for preparing each type of fish, you'll find very helpful information on the seasons when the seafood is available, buying and storage tips, and questions you'll want to ask the person selling the seafood.

To make the reader more aware of the sustainability issues, Selengut also includes material on what makes this type of fish a good choice, what other names it might go by, and how it is raised or harvested.

Multiple recipes will allow you to try your favorite seafood in a variety of dishes. For example, the five recipes for scallops include Scallops With Carrot Cream and Marjoram, Summer Scallops With Corn Soup and Scallops With Tarragon Beurre Blanc.

But it's more than just a cookbook. Becky Selengut provides a wealth of information and answers many important questions about seafood. For example: 'What are the safety concerns when eating raw seafood? Which fish have the highest mercury levels? What does the term "fresh" really mean when it refers to seafood?'

If these are questions you have when you are standing in front of the seafood counter at your local grocery store, then this is a book you'll want to consult.

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