This fabulous visual encyclopedia will guide you through the complexities of handling and preparing all kinds of fish and shellfish, from well-known varieties such as salmon and cod to unusual shellfish and exotic fish. Detailed directory entries include a description and fascinating facts about each seafood, advice on how to choose it at its best, and preparation and cooking methods. Then follows 100 enticing recipes with illustrated step-by-step instructions. Dishes include Salmon Fish Cakes, Oysters Rockefeller, Lobster Thermidor, Scallops with Samphire and Lime, Thai-inspired Piquant Prawn Salad, and Roast Cod with Pancetta and Butter Beans. * Features a photographic identification guide, with facts about nutritional benefits and essential information about buying, preparing and cooking. * Includes all the well-known fish and shellfish, such as tuna, salmon, haddock, prawns and oysters, as well as a whole host of interesting varieties, from abalone, tilapia and zander to the deadly but delicious fugu fish. * Choose from over 100 inspirational recipes for soups, appetizers, mousses, pâtés and terrines, salads, everyday main courses, and light and healthy dishes.