October is National Seafood Month. Integrating seafood into your regular diet is something you can start in October and continue all year. By adding fish and other types of seafood to your palate, you can enjoy health benefits that are hard to find on land. Here are some great seafood cookbooks for you to explore.
Seafood: how to buy, prepare, and cook the best sustainable fish and seafood from around the world – Featuring more than 300 recipes inspired by world cooking traditions, this fully illustrated cookbook provides information on seafood, shellfish and freshwater fish, and explains how to prepare them and the best way to cook them to bring out their flavor.
Mystic seafood: great recipes, history, and seafaring lore from Mystic Seaport – A delectable seafood cookbook from the eighteenth-century New England coastal village of Mystic brings together more than one hundred great seafood recipes, along with archival photographs and informational sidebars on such topics as the role of fishing in colonial America, how to prepare a classic clambake, and the culinary history of the lobster.
The New York Times Seafood Cookbook: 250 recipes for more than 70 kinds of fish and shellfish – A foremost food reviewer collects recipes for more than 100 kinds of fish and shellfish, in a volume that has options for every course and contributions by veteran food writers and top chefs including Mario Batali, Dave Pasternack, and Nobuyuki Matsuhisa.
The New England Seafood Markets Cookbook: recipes from the best lobster pounds, clam shacks, and fish mongers – Accompanied by profiles of more than 30 of the top seafood markets–their histories, owners and specialties–and profiles of some of the more colorful fishing operations along the New England seaboard, this cookbook offers recipes from the best seafood markets in the six-state New England region.
Seafood Lover’s New England: restaurants, markets, recipes & traditions – Perfect for the local enthusiast and the traveling visitor alike, this book includes: restaurants and shacks, local fishmongers and markets, regional recipes from New England chefs and restaurants, a New England seafood primer, seafood-related festivals and culinary events and regional maps.
Williams-Sonoma Seafood – A collection of oven and outdoor-grill Williams-Sonoma seafood recipes provides for dinners, parties, and casual entertaining, sharing the preparation instructions for dozens of options from Grilled Salmon and Garlic Shrimp to Lobster Risotto and Clams Oreganata.
Fresh Fish: a fearless guide to grilling, shucking, searing, poaching and roasting seafood – Collects recipes that showcase the versatility of seafood, including such options as curried lobster roll and New-Haven style white clam pizza, and offers tips on everything from shucking oysters and roasting whole fish to organizing a clambake.
Two If By Sea: delicious sustainable seafood – Boiling over with more than 150 new recipes for entrees, salads, soups, appetizers, pastas, stews, sides and sauces, a cookbook by the author of For Cod and Country features seafood that hasn’t been overfished or caught in an environmentally destructive way and provides advice on buying, choosing and making the most of your ingredients.