This beautifully illustrated book celebrating the Irish salmon contains 100 recipes. Máirín Uí Chomáin’s widely varied and eminently doable dishes are interspersed with recipes by guest contributors ranging from Michelin chefs to food writers and artisan fish smokers.
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Wild Irish salmon is one of nature’s most precious gifts to us. Máirín’s collection of recipes is a beautiful celebration of this most noble and exquisite fish.
DARINA ALLEN, chef, food writer and founder of Ballymaloe Cookery School
Máirín’s eminently doable dishes are interspersed with recipes by guest contributors ranging from Michelin chefs to food writers and artisan fish smokers. Knowledgeable beverage matchings provide a welcome extra. Best of all is the way Máirín’s memories of a Connemara childhood, where fishing and cooking fish were central to everyday life, create a meaningful context.
GEORGINA CAMPBELL, food and hospitality writer, publisher of Georgina Campbell’s Ireland: The Best of Irish Food & Hospitality
Máirín Uí Chomáin’s wonderful book will change the way you think about one of Ireland’s finest ingredients. Whether you want to use wild Irish salmon in a simple family dinner or something a bit more sophisticated, you will find a recipe here to suit you.
GILLIAN NELIS, managing editor and food writer, The Sunday Business Post
The recipes by Máirín Uí Chomáin plus a bevy of Ireland’s best chefs will have you reaching for knife, pan and skillet. This volume will find a home on the shelf where you keep the cookbooks you actually use.
ERNIE WHALLEY, wine and food writer, restaurant critic, The Sunday Times
West of Ireland and Connemara native Máirín Uí Chomáin is a former chair of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, an active member of the Slow Food movement, and holds an honorary MA from National University of Ireland, Galway in recognition of her commitment to home economics. Máirín is the author of Celebrating Irish Salmon (2013), Mussel Cuisine (2011) and Irish Oyster Cuisine (2004). She also presented her own RTÉ series of television cookery programmes, Cuisine le Máirín and Encore Cuisine le Máirín. Broadcaster and writer Monty Halls, in the book accompanying the BBC series Monty Halls’ Great Irish Escape, described Máirín as ‘the high priestess of all matters pertaining to shellfish... A larger than life figure with the warmest of smiles and gentlest of accents.’