Category Archives: Fish and seafood

Black forest mussels with mushrooms and brandy

The great mussel and clam cookbook, 128pp. by various contributors New Holland, Publishers, Sydney, 2002 Cooking on pages 32–33 Seafood was an uncommon ingredient in meals when I was growing up. It was the 1950s and transporting fresh seafood to … Continue reading

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Cannellini beans with rosemary, prawns and lemon

Cooking at home, 250pp. by Karen Martini Penguin Australia, Camberwell, Victoria, 2008 Cooking on page 32–33 I’ve always liked Karen Martini’s recipes. Although not found on any page 32, her Spanish-style spiced almonds are a family favourite, which I’ve tweaked … Continue reading

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Gratin of mussels

The cook’s companion, 824pp. by Stephanie Alexander Viking, Penquin Books Australia, Ringwood, Victoria, 1996 Cooking on page 432 Stephanie Alexander is one of Australia’s most highly regarded chefs. She learnt to cook at her mother’s side and spent many decades … Continue reading

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Stuffed squid (calamari)

  The best-ever Mediterranean cookbook, 256pp. by Jacqueline Clark and Joanna Farrow Hermes House, London, 2001 Cooking on page 132 We love Mediterranean cuisine, and this was one of the first cookbooks I bought to cover the variety of dishes … Continue reading

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Sliced fish with ginger sauce (yue pin geury jup)

The commonsense Indonesian and Malaysian cookery book, 124pp. by Ella Mei Wong Angus and Robertson Publishers, Sydney, 1978 Cooking on page 32 Until I started to write this post, I hadn’t realised that this book is part of a series … Continue reading

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Fish omelette with hoisin sauce

Dinner with the fishwife, 192pp. by Rachel McGlashan New Holland Publishers, Sydney, 2010 Cooking on page 32­–33 Don’t be fooled. I may seem to cook fish confidently, but coming from Nebraska, I really have no homegrown experience. That’s why I buy … Continue reading

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Prawn caldine

Rick Stein’s seafood odyssey, 256pp. by Rick Stein BBC Worldwide, London, 1999 Cooking on page 32–33 I love Rick Stein and his recipes. His television series are thoughtful and informative, and I really appreciate the way he interacts with his … Continue reading

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