Father's Day Event: DEBBIE MOOSE presents CAROLINA CATCH: Cooking North Carolina Fish and Shellfish from Mountains to Coast

Not sure what to do with Dad for Father's Day? Why not go fishing in the morning (or to the fish market) then come by to find out how to cook your catch!

Early in life, North Carolinian Debbie Moose encountered fish primarily in stick form, but once she experienced her first raw oyster and first fried soft-shell crab, their pure flavors switched her on to shellfish and fish forever. Moose has now written the cookbook that unlocks for everyone the fresh tastes of North Carolina grilled tuna, steamed shrimp, pan-seared mountain trout, fried catfish, and baked littleneck clams, to name just a few of the culinary treasures sourced from the waters of a state that stretches from the mountains to the sea. 

In ninety-six dishes, Moose shows how to prepare North Carolina fish and shellfish--freshwater, saltwater, wild-caught, and farmed--in both classic southern and inventive, contemporary ways. The book's Best Basics section provides a much needed one-stop resource for confident selection, preparation, and storage, and the Think Seasonal section offers a comprehensive list with descriptions and peak availability of North Carolina fish and shellfish. Recipes include suggestions for appropriate alternate fish or shellfish--the idea is to try new varieties in season and support local fisheries. And, as Moose explains, dock-to-door services and local seafood organizations are making sourcing easier for home cooks.

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Event date: 
Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Carolina Catch: Cooking North Carolina Fish and Shellfish from Mountains to Coast Cover Image
ISBN: 9781469640501
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of North Carolina Press - April 9th, 2018