Seafood Simple - A Cookbook Review

Seafood Simple - A Cookbook Review

Title: Seafood Simple: A Cookbook
Author: Eric Ripert
Published: October 3, 2023, Random House
No. of Pages: 304
Cover Price: $35.00 Hardcover, $12.99 Kindle

Bestselling cookbook author and restaurateur, Eric Ripert, has released another excellent cookbook, Seafood Simple: A Cookbook . This cookbook includes recipes for many kinds of fish and seafood, and is divided into chapters according how the dishes are prepared, i.e., Raw, Cured and Marinated, Steamed, Poached, Fried, Baked, Sautéed, Broiled, Grilled, and Preserved. Although this is a different take from most cookbooks, it works and makes it easy to find dishes that fit with the cook’s lifestyle or time constraints.

The cookbook includes step-by-step instructions on preparing different types of fish, such as filleting, skinning, cleaning shrimp, shucking clams and oysters, and even removing pin bones from fish. The book is worth having just for these sections, especially for those who aren’t as familiar with different kinds of seafood and want to learn as much as possible. The recipes are written in the traditional manner with the ingredients listed first, followed by succinct, easy-to-follow instructions. Even beginning cooks will have an easy time with these mouthwatering recipes.

The comments at the beginning of each recipe are interesting and well-written, as well as helpful. There are beautiful, professional photographs included for almost every recipe, which helps cooks to know just what their dish should look like. The only thing missing is an index, which is odd, but that shouldn’t be reason to skip this cookbook.

All told, this is a cookbook that should be included in every cookbook collection. It is definitely recommended.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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