The Fish Book

The Fish Book : How to choose, prepare and cook fresh fish and seafood

3 (1 rating by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days

When will my order arrive?

Available. Expected delivery to the United States in 7-10 business days.

Not ordering to the United States? Click here.


This book will give you the knowledge and confidence to choose, prepare, cook and enjoy fresh food and seafood. It explains simply how to gut, clean and fillet fish and how to deal with shellfish and crustaceans such as crab and lobster, and what knives and tools you'll need for the job.

The numerous recipes take into consideration sustainable fishing and advise on which fish can be used instead of those at risk. The book also encourages the use of locally caught produce rather than those shipped around the world.

As well as recipes for cooking sea and river fish, shellfish, crustaceans you'll discover how to preserve fish.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 20mm | 200g
  • Robinson
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Around 20 b&w illustrations
  • 1472139208
  • 9781472139207
  • 260,037

Review quote

The choosing, preparing and cooking of fish is a passion shared by millions across the globe. Author Paul Peacock has had a growing love affair with fish for over forty years, and this book is a culinary celebration of virtually every fish and seafood variety.

The wealth of fish recipes in this book cover every possible occasion, whether you are making a staple family favourite, a romantic dinner for two, a delicious barbeque, fabulous finger food, a memorable fish course or thoroughly fishy dinner party. One thing unites these recipes, though: they all provide a gourmet explosion of flavour.

This book teaches invaluable everyday tips on buying fish in the modern world, taking special consideration of which ones are sustainable and healthy. It also takes you through the processes of transporting, cleaning and filleting your fish, as well as showing you how to combine ingredients to create the perfect culinary experience. From Jellied Eels to Goan-style Prawn Curry, and from curing and smoking fish Scandinavian-style to killing crab and lobster with the greatest humanity, this is the one-stop fish bible.
show more

About Paul Peacock

Author Paul Peacock has written over 30 books on gardening, self sufficiency, curing meats, making cheese and sausages, keeping bees and poultry. He writes for the Daily Mirror as Mr Digwell, the cartoon gardener - the longest running gardening newspaper column in the world.

He has been a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4's Gardener's Question Time and appeared on numerous television shows. He runs the website dedicated to the simple idea that the best food you will ever eat is cooked at home.

Pauls passion for fish was kickstarted by a plate of fritto misto de mare, which remains his favourite dish (recipe in the book) and queenies cooked in cream topped with cheddar( recipe also in this book)!
He believes the best fish in the world come from UK waters, that's why everyone buys it, far and wide, and, as Paul points out in this book, it is a tragedy the British hardly eat any of it.

This book is hopefully a tiny step on the way to changing that.
show more

Rating details

1 rating
3 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 0% (0)
3 100% (1)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X