Saturday, July 6, 2013

Weekend Cooking: In The Kitchen With The Pike Place Fish Guys

I picked up In The Kitchen With the Pike Place Fish Guys because I'd love to expand my limited fish cooking knowledge. If you've never been to Pike Place Market, I'm sure you've heard of the guys who throw the fish:

Having been to Pike Place Fish Market hundreds of times, I knew these guys know how to cook their fish. The recipes in this book are recipes that they've made or their customers have made over and over again. While having fun is one thing the Pike Place Fish Guys like to do, eating quality seafood is another.
The beginning of the book talks about different types of fish, how to select the right fish, and how to save money while buying fish. I also learned how to fillet a fish, shuck an oyster, and clean a Dungeness crab in the first chapters of this book.
My favorite recipes were in the Tuesday Night Tuna section. These are recipes that are perfect for a weeknight dinner. I made Grandpa Czerwonka's BBQ Shrimp:
A very quick dish especially if you have some bacon leftover from breakfast!
I'd also like to make their Coconut Maple Salmon and Nut Crusted Tilapia.
I highly recommend In The Kitchen With The Pike Place Fish Guys to those who love fish as well as those who would like to learn to cook it more. I can't think of a better group of folks to learn from!

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  1. I love the Pike Place Market, though I haven't been there in years. I can always use help cooking fish, so I'll add this book to my wish list.

  2. Never been the, but would love to.
    And I would not mind a bowl of that shrimp too.

  3. Looks like a fun place to visit and pick up dinner. We never have leftover bacon :-0

  4. Ha, I have to agree with Tina - there's never leftover bacon here! As a Seattle native, the fish guys are near and dear to my heart, but I had no idea they'd done a cookbook! Super cool. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Sounds great. Cooking fish scares me! I would love to visit that market sometime!

  6. I've always wanted to visit Pike's Place, and that BBQ shrimp looks tasty.

  7. Sounds like a fun cookbook! So far my husband has only caught a couple of flounder, and he just sauteed them in a pan, but maybe we'll get lucky and need a fish cookbook at some point!

  8. What a great resource for cooking fish. I suck at it, living smack dab in the middle of the country but I'm always looking for ways to improve.

    Joy's Book Blog


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