Title: The Flexible Pescatarian
Author: Jo Pratt
Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group
Whether you’re looking to eat less meat, a lover of seafood, or even a dedicated pescatarian, you’ll find something for you in this book filled with delicious and practical recipes for every lifestyle from celebrated chef Jo Pratt. Choose between cooking each recipe as a fish dish, or get creative with some veggie substitutes.
From a curried Buddha bowl to Cornish crab pasties, aromatic cured salmon with pea blinis to a wholesome and hearty smoky mac ‘n’ cheese, the range of international recipes spans the globe and are all simple, well-balanced and packed with flavour. As well as easy approaches on how to cook your fish and hacks for vegetarian options, this original cookbook shows you how to prepare the perfect fish fillet and handle whole fish and seafood. With a wide variety of health benefits, there has never been a better time to join the growing pescatarian movement and expand your culinary skills.
This is a wonderful book full of tasty looking recipes that offer the ultimate in adaptability (for myself who tries to eat only pescatarian, anyway) – recipes that can involve fish but can be adapted not to, as well!
The recipes seemed to vary in difficulty – most looked really do-able but some did look more challenging. Then again, I really like a cookbook that has a good range of difficulty-levels, and this would no doubt suit anyone who enjoys cooking. Some recipes I would have happily left out, such as some of the salad recipes, but they’re good for people who want something really simple and are just looking for inspiration to eat a little healthier. In fact, a lot of these recipes would be ideal for those trying to eat better, or just eat less meat.
I really liked the look of smoky mac ‘n’ cheese, the crab pasties, seafood scotch eggs, mackerel mushroom and miso broth, plus many others! I usually go through recipe books and mark all the good-sounding recipes and this one had loads I wanted to try! The photos are also really lovely – in fact the whole book is beautifully designed and would make a great gift for someone.
Many thanks to the Quarto Publishing Group for providing a copy of this book on which I chose to write an honest and unbiased review.