Some of the most dangerous work in the world takes place on the commercial fishing grounds of Alaska, where crews must deal with gale-force winds, towering seas, long hours, and . . . Baked Salmon Wellington?
Fishes & Dishes is a cookbook of 80 mouthwatering seafood recipes focusing on fresh Northwest and Pacific Rim flavors, influenced by the bounty of the Alaskan waters. Inside, you'll also peek into the remarkable lives of the women who work in America's deadliest industry. They share funny and sometimes harrowing stories of running their own boats crab fishing on the Bering Sea, long-lining for halibut and black cod, and tendering salmon in Southeast Alaska, all from the unique perspective of women working in a predominately male industry.
This fascinating book also offers tips for cleaning, preserving, and preparing fish, hints for pairing wine with seafood, a glossary of commercial fishing terms, an explanation of fishing methods, on-board fashion tips and information about sustainability.
The women featured in this book successfully challenged one of the last frontiers of male domination-- the commercial fishing grounds of Alaska. A generation ago, they might have been celebrated as pioneers. In today's world they were simply living their dreams. They worked every job, from captain to cook and nearly every northern fishery, even the Bering Sea king crab grounds made infamous by TV's Deadliest Catch.
They share eighty mouth-watering seafood recipes and many funny and harrowing stories of their adventures. Tempting dishes such as Seafood and Sausage Gumbo and Smoked Salmon and Egg Salad Sandwiches are practical and unpretentious. Pacific Rim flavors infuse recipes such as Seafood Enchiladas or Salmon Dumplings with Coconut Curry Sauce or Thai Clam Chowder. These dishes are fresh, original, and surprising easy to make. Your taste buds will never be the same!
Also Included: Tips for cleaning, preserving, and preparing fish; how to pair wine with seafood; a glossary of commercial fishing terms; an explanation of fishing methods; on-board fashion tips; and information about sustainability.
Author: Kiyo Marsh, Tomi Marsh, and Laura Cooper
Published: April 2010