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150 Succulent Ways to Cook Anything That Swims -- At Home or Streamside
Want to learn the subtlest way to smoke tuna? Or the perfect way to grill bluefish? Or the tastiest marinade for your fresh catch? Master chef and fisherman John Manikowski serves up 150 freshwater and saltwater fish recipes that will make your taste buds sing.
Besides great recipes, John teaches foolproof methods for smoking fish on your backyard grill or in smokers you can build, at home or in the wild. He even shares the secret of his delicious "soft smoke" method.
The book is illustrated with John's own fish drawings and includes tales of his fishing adventures, too.
Wild cuisine for backyard and back-country gourmets:
Striped Bass with Cattail Shoots and Morels
Grilled Butterflied Trout
Grilled Smallmouth Bass Wrapped in Corn Husks
Smoked Yellow Perch in Grapefruit Marinade
Bluefish Grill Smoked over Fennel
Grilled Lobster with Tomato Tarragon Chive Butter
Saffron Fish Stew with Aioli
A master fisherman, chef, wildlife artist, and author of the "Wild Fish and Game Cookbook" offers 150 recipes for cooking and smoking fish--plus step-by-step instructions for smoking fish on the backyard grill, streamside, or in a home smoker.
Master fisherman and chef John Manikowski teaches seafood lovers 150 succulent ways to cook just about anything that swims. In addition to providing delicious recipes, Manikowski also provides step-by-step instructions for rigging a smoker streamside, operating a smoker at home, and even building a full-size backyard smokehouse. Manikowski even lists which species of fish are best for smoking.
Manikowski is always inventing new and flavorful ways to prepare fish. This cookbook includes his innovative "soft smoke" method, suitable for any outdoor grill, which uses dried corn to give the fish a sweet flavor. Seafood lovers will also savor the wild cuisine recipes Manikowski developed in the woods: Striped Bass with Cattail Shoots and Morels, Grilled Butterflied Trout, and Grilled Small-mouth Bass Wrapped in Corn Husks. Manikowski supplies recipes for fish-friendly condiments, sauces, salsas, side dishes, and desserts--he even suggests wines and beers that pair well with his dishes.
Master fisherman and chef John Manikowski offers seafood lovers 150 succulent recipes for cooking just about anything that swims, including freshwater fish, ocean fish, and shellfish, as well as fish-friendly condiments, sauces, side dishes, and desserts. He even suggests beers and wines that pair well with his dishes. In addition to recipes, you'll find step-by-step instructions for rigging a smoker streamside, operating a smoker at home, and building a full-size backyard smokehouse. You'll even learn which species of fish are best for smoking, and you'll discover the secret of Manikowski's delicious and innovative "soft smoke" method.
About the Author
The late John Manikowski, author of Fish Grilled & Smoked and Wild Fish & Game Cookbook, was born in northern Minnesota and began to hunt and fish when he was twelve. He was a partner in two popular restaurants that specialized in game -- Konkapot in Mill River, Massachusetts, and Charleston in Hudson, New York. His illustrations have been shown in galleries throughout the United States and have appeared in Fly Rod & Reel and Field & Stream. He wrote for several local newspapers and magazines about fishing, hunting, and the outdoors.
Table of Contents
Part One: On the Grill
1 Grills and Grilling
3 Freshwater Fish
4 Saltwater Fish
6 Stews and Chowders
7 Fish Wellingtons
8 Fish Salads
Part Two: In the Smoker
10 Lake- or Streamside Smoker
11 The Manikowski Smoker
12 The Rose Smokehouse
Part Three: Accompaniments
Condiments and Sauces