Something’s Fishy!

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Author Leslie Revsin was the first female chef at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.  In 1977, she opened her own Restaurant Leslie in Greenwich Village.  She was also featured on the popular PBS series, “Master Chefs of New York.”  I loved those Master Chef shows.

With Revsin’s background,  I knew this would be a great cookbook.  I love fish and seafood, my favorites being salmon, scallops, fresh tuna, crab, shrimp, Lake Superior Whitefish, and especially lobster.  I could eat lobster several times a week, and would, if not for the price.

I love the interesting way Revsin divided the chapters:  Delicate White Fleshed Fish; Darker Fleshed Fillets with Richer Flavor;  Sea Animals with Shells and Armor; and Recipes with a Combination of Sea Animals. The first recipes I looked up were all my favorites, plus I found so many others along the way, like Halibut with Rosemary and Preserved Lemon; Red Snapper Baked with Black Olive Paste and Orange; Sauteed Sole with Balsamic Brown Butter; and Grilled Pompano with Mexican Chile Oil and Lime.  I loved the Salmon with Spicy Ginger Mushrooms; Seared Peppered Tuna with Deviled Shallot Butter; Seared Tuna with Balsamic Vinegar, Garlic, and Pine Nuts;  and Grilled Scallops in Portobellos with Parsley and Feta Cheese.

If you are a fan of seafood and fish, you will love this book.

By the way, this is my favorite fishy tea towel I bought in Finland.  Finns love seafood.  It’s much larger than this, but I couldn’t get it all in the photo!

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4 Responses to Something’s Fishy!

  1. July 17, 2019 at 10:21 am #

    We are fish lovers here at my house. Maybe it’s because we live in the beautiful NW & seafood is a plenty. Or, maybe because we are Finnish or just maybe because seafood is so delicious & healthy. We love it all except oysters. I will definitely want to get my hands on this cookbook.

    • July 19, 2019 at 9:18 pm #

      Kim, I’m with you on the oysters. I’ve tried them every way and can’t seem to develop a liking to them.

  2. February 29, 2024 at 8:21 am #

    I got my copy at a used bookstore back 1997. I still haven’t cooked all the recipes but I go back again and again. This book is well worth searching out. For the baked cod and the crab cakes alone nevermind the poached salmon with purple cabbage and mushrooms.

    • February 29, 2024 at 5:51 pm #

      Kristi, thanks for the info on your favorites! They all sound wonderful.

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