These fifty delicious and approachable shellfish recipes--which includes shrimp, crab, scallops, oysters, clams, mussels, and lobster--are perfect for busy home cooks who want to create satisfying dishes and who also may be new to cooking with shellfish.
Arranged by shellfish type, this collection of recipes incorporate varieties enjoyed around the country, including everyone's favorite: shrimp! Additionally, each chapter includes helpful tips and information about each species, including seasonality, sustainability, shopping for shellfish, as well as storing and handling. You'll find recipes for dinners and appetizers, as well as soups and salads. Written in a friendly voice, these fifty simple, nourishing recipes will have even novices feeling confident cooking shellfish in the kitchen.
Fried Shrimp, Lemon, and Herbs
Grilled Shrimp on Lentil-Arugula Salad
Crab and Blistered Cherry Tomato Fettuccine
Mini Pizzas with Clams
Mussels with Winter Squash and Green Curry
Seared Scallops with Capers and Lemon
Horseradish and Bread Crumb Baked Oysters
Stir-Fried Lobster with Shiitake and Celery
Crab and Endive Gratin
About the Author
A lifelong Northwesterner, Cynthia Nims holds the Grand Diplome d'Etudes Culinaires from La Varenne cooking school in France, where she worked on numerous cookbooks with owner Anne Willan. Previously editor of Simply Seafood magazine and food editor of Seattle magazine, Cynthia has also contributed to Cooking Light, Alaska Airlines, Sunset, and other magazines. She is the author of thirteen cookbooks. Her most recent print cookbooks are Oysters and Crab, published by Sasquatch Books. She lives in Seattle.