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The Magic of Tinned Fish

Elevate Your Cooking with Canned Anchovies, Sardines, Mackerel, Crab, and Other Amazing Seafood

The Magic of Tinned Fish
Chris McDade By (author)
9781579659370
Product ID:  85937
$33.95
Hardback
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2021/06/29
Artisan

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7.0 X 9.0 in
208 pg


COOKING / Specific Ingredients / Seafood
COOKING / Methods / Quick & Easy
COOKING / Health & Healing / High Protein


Description

A cookbook for the ultimate pantry staple, suddenly a major food trend—tinned fish. In 75 inventive recipes, readers will learn how rewarding, economical, and versatile cooking with tinned fish can be.

Reviews

“A must for anyone who has a can of seafood and a box of pasta in their cupboards, and potentially the definitive American cookbook on tinned fish.”
—La Cucina Italiana
 
“Tap[s] into the versatility and downright sophistication of tinned seafood. From the simplest applications . . . to po’ boys, mussel salads and savory dressings, the cookbook is full of details about each fish. We love the What’s In The Tin feature, which offers a mental picture of what to expect.
—Dallas Morning News

“Tinned fish isn’t only practical; it’s delicious. Chris McDade profiles the versatility of tinned fish that has turned this ardent fisherman into a fan.”
—Tom Colicchio, Chef/Owner, Crafted Hospitality

“Chef Chris McDade has successfully decoded the beauty of tinned fish, taking the reader on a flavor odyssey of tradition and preservation. This book’s thorough research and classic recipes are simply inspiring in their complex homage to this time-honored process.”
—Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, Chefs/Owners, State Bird Provisions, The Progress, and The Anchovy Bar

“Brooklyn chef McDade makes a strong case that tinned fish is the ultimate game-changing protein in his excellent debut, arguing that preserved fish ‘can be just as, if not more, versatile and delicious than their fresh counterparts.” French, Spanish, and U.S. influences inform the collection, which highlights all types of tinned seafood—from sardines and shellfish to squid and octopus—and how best to prepare each (some salted anchovies, for instance, need to first be soaked in cold water). The anchovy is showcased in a simple yet satisfying anchovies, bread, and butter snack, then moves to a ‘supporting role’ in a dish of grilled broccoli, pistachios, and Green Goddess dressing that offers a delightful punch with blended herbs and jalapeno. A celebratory presentation of sardines on a board suggests mixing cans of different-flavored sardines along with various complementary nibbles such as olives, almonds, potato chips, and spicy mustard, and breakfast gets its due with smoked trout and scrambled eggs on an everything bagel with horseradish. Meanwhile, a zesty celery and octopus salad makes a delicious case for branching outside one’s traditional tinned go-tos. Thanks to McDade’s assured guidance, those curious about this understated pantry staple will have no trouble diving in. Salty and satisfying, these recipes hit the spot.”
—Publishers Weekly
 



Author Bio

Chris McDade is the chef and owner of Popina, an Italian restaurant with Southern touches, located in Brooklyn, New York. Previously he has worked in the kitchens of Union Square Hospitality Group’s Maialino and Marta as well as Estela and Huertas, among others. Follow him on Instagram at @alwaysanchovy.