Want to include some healthy and delicious seafood in your  meal, but not sure where to start? Here are some of our favourite seafood cookbooks you can search for inspiration

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Title: Fish Fresh+Frozen
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Which is better… fresh or frozen?

When it comes to fish and seafood, everyone says that fresh is best … but is this really true? Sensory testing research shows there is no discernible difference between fresh or frozen fish from a culinary perspective.

This cookbook is the result of research conducted by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) to better understand the concerns Australian seafood consumers have about buying fresh or frozen seafood. Find out more on how the research was undertaken in the FISH Magazine article Seafood Quality Frozen in Time


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Title: Northern Territory Seafood 
Author: David Hancock 
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Northern Territory Seafood narrates the stories of professional fishers and portrays the largely pristine environment in which they work. Exquisitely written and photographed by David Hancock, the reader will be taken to some of the Territory's more remote habitats. No book about the sea would be complete without a selection of unique Territory-style recipes. Darwin chefs Steve Sunk and Jason Wilkes have cooked up 80 stunning seafood dishes that are spread lavishly throughout the 224-page book.


oyster_seekers cookbook

Title: The Oyster Seekers
Author: Mandy Bruce
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"Gourmand World Awards - Winner, Best UK Fish and Seafood Book. Think of Whitstable and you think of oysters. Think of oysters and you think of Wheelers. The original Wheelers, which spawned the most successful group of fish restaurants in the world, is still tucked away in this quiet Kent fishing village. This beautiful, inspiring cookery book is full of tales of the sea, mouthwatering recipes and hints and tips on how to prepare your seafood, so that you'll never be frightened when faced with cooking a fresh fish again". Amazon


fish cookbook

Title: Fish
Authors: Sophie Grigson and William Black
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"Fish is delicious, healthy, and easy to prepare, but there are still many cooks who worry about what to buy and what to do with it. In Fish, these problems are addressed and solved. Sophie Grigson has collected more than 180 marvelous fish recipes, such as Tuna Teriyaki with Soba Noodles, Maryland Crab Cakes, Provenal Fish Soup, Thai Squid Salad, and Yucatan Fish Tortillas. And if anyone can teach you about matters piscine, expert William Black can. Armed with helpful tips on buying, storing, and preparing fish, you will soon share this couple's passion and expertise". Amazon


sushi cookbook

Title: Sushi, taste and technique
Authors: Kimiko Barber and Hiroki Takemura
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"The quintessential book for any sushi lover, Sushi: Taste and Technique shows you all you need to know about this exceptionally delicious and healthy cuisine, how to locate the freshest ingredients, how to use the right equipment, and how to master the etiquette of eating sushi correctly. From makizushi to hand rolls to vegetarian versions, this book teaches you how to create any kind of sushi."


seafood cookbook

Title: Fishworks, Seafood café cookbook
Author:Mitchell Tonks
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"This critically acclaimed title is Mitch Tonks' debut cookbook. Featuring more than 150 recipes that are simple to cook and which produce fantastic results, this is much more than just a collection of chef's recipes. The book is the perfect introduction to cooking with fish, with enough versatility throughout to inspire even the most accomplished fish cook The watchword throughout is simplicity. This visually stunning book features the work of Carlo Chinca, whose striking photography plays surrealistically with Mitch's recipes, helping to convey the rich talents of an exciting new arrival on the cookery scene.


sydney seafood school cookbook

Title: Sydney Seafood School cookbook
Author: Roberta Muir
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Now, for the first time, the School shares its wealth of tips and techniques, along with more than 80 outstanding recipes from Australia's leading chefs. Try your hand at Pete Evans' garlic prawns, David Thompson's grilled Barramundi curry or Alex Herbert's fish'n'chips. Or treat your friends and family to Tetsuya's crudo of Leatherjacket, Neil Perry's bar rock cod tagine or Frank Camorra's Galician-style octopus.


Fish and Seafood Cookbook

Title: Australian Fish & Seafood Cookbook

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Written by the most respected authorities on seafood in the country, this landmark publication contains all you need to know about selecting and preparing over 60 types of fish and seafood, including catching methods, notes on sustainability, flavour profiles and cooking guidelines.More than 130 recipes showcase the delicious potential of the vast array of seafood available, and clear step-by-step photography illustrating the key techniques takes all the guesswork out of cooking seafood at home.


rick steins cookbook

Title: Rick Stein's seafood odyssey
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"Britain's number one bestselling seafood cookery author embarks on a world tour of seafood cuisine and creates over 150 fabulous new fish dishes inspired by his travels. Having sold over 100,000 copies in hardback, Rick Stein's bestseller is now available in paperback. Rick travels to some of the world's main centres of seafood excellence, picking up recipe ideas, sampling new ingredients and gleaning new techniques for preparing and cooking fish. Armed with the fruits of his travels, he returns from each destination to Padstow to create his own specially adapted and inspired fish and seafood dishes. Among the places Rick visits on his seafood quest are Chesapeake Bay on the east coast of America where he goes in search of the blue swimming crab, the small town of Noosa in Queensland where he finds some of the most innovative seafood restaurants in the world and the delightful fishing village of Hua Hin in Thailand.


photographer_cook_fisherman cookbook

Title: The photographer the cook and the fisherman
Authors: Richard Bennett, Jill and George Mure - 
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"Tasmanian seafood pioneer George Mure collaborated with wife and cook Jill and photographer Richard Bennett to produce a guide to Tasmanian fishing with beautiful photography and recipes. No one knows the delicate balance of marine resources better than the careful fisherman George Mure. George warns of over fishing and other problems which threaten the sustainability of what he describes as our "cornucopia of the sea'." Tas Food Books


Soy and palm sugar seared snook salad
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Recipe courtesy of Rebecca Stubbs from Episode 5 of Season 2 Seafood Escape

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