Tin Fish Gourmet


Gourmet Seafood from Cupboard to Table

by Barbara-jo McIntosh

168 pages

In stock


Quick, inventive, stylish recipes featuring all manners of canned seafood.

As an ingredient, canned seafood often gets short shrift; it’s often considered a mundane filler for salads, casseroles, and sandwiches by those in a hurry or on a budget. But while fresh is always best, there’s no reason why canned seafood has to be boring.

Discover how to transform everyday canned seafood into stylish, delicious dishes in this cookbook that features innovative recipes for not only tinned salmon and tuna but clams, oysters, shrimp, crabmeat, sardines, anchovies, mackerel, and more. Make sophisticated versions of traditional seafood dishes such as Creamy Garlic & Clam Chowder, Kentucky Crab Crepes, New England Salmon Cakes, and Apple, Cheddar & Tuna Melt; and try out imaginative contemporary recipes such as Oyster & Artichoke Stew, Sardine & Potato Pancakes, Clam & Fontina Pizza, and Shiitake Mushrooms Stuffed with Crabmeat.

This cookbook is perfect for students, those on a budget, or those with time constraints, but it’s also a sea-worthy companion for any home cook with a pantry. Elevating canned seafood to new and delectable heights, The Tin Fish Gourmet proves that there is life after tuna casserole.

A first edition of this book was published by Raincoast in 1998; this new edition is completely redesigned with new chapters, recipes, and full-colour photographs.

The foreword is by Michel Roux, whose London restaurant Le Gavroche was the first in the United Kingdom to be awarded three Michelin stars.


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