2013 The Complete New Zealand Seafood Cookbook – the upgrade!

 

cpmpleteseafood coverOver late 2012 to mid 2013 , Alongside the Auckland seafood school and Penguin books, I worked on The Complete New Zealand seafood cookbook  . I promise its all delicious! An update to the earlier book , it is a MUCH bigger (288 pages , hardback) and thoroughly comprehensive review of New Zealand seafood recipes.

Styling and propping again was by Athena Sommerfeld .

Chefs involved were : John Campbell, Steve Roberts, Colin Doyle,Mark Dronjak, Marco Edwardes, Petra New and Steve Roberts.

One of the bigger challenges on this shoot was to keep the images light and airy to give a sense of the delicate flavours on offer. A range of backgrounds was created and adapted for use , some out of stuff found at the side of the road. As the shoot progressed  as recipes were finalised , decisions would be made as to which backgrounds would be used, with care to make sure the backgrounds didn’t over whelm the food.

As before , natural light with some modification was used. I think it maintains the natural colours of the food much better than studio flash.

Grilled Caesar salad with barbecued scallops and prawns.

Grilled Caesar salad with barbecued scallops and prawns.

 

Tea steamed salmon with Thai red curry  and coconut cream emulsion.

Tea steamed salmon with Thai red curry and coconut cream emulsion.

Moroccan- baked chermoula fish with couscous

Moroccan- baked chermoula fish with couscous

 

Whole steamed snapper with ginger , basil and chili.

Whole steamed snapper with ginger , basil and chili.

White bait flan

White bait flan

Seafood chowder

Seafood chowder

Asian crab cakes with peanut and sweet chili dipping sauce.

Asian crab cakes with peanut and sweet chili dipping sauce.

Market fish with butter bean puree, scallops and chrizo with salsa verde.

Market fish with butter bean puree, scallops and chrizo with salsa verde.

Chapter opener  Barbecues and grills.

Chapter opener Barbecues and grills.

Petra cooking moneybags

Petra New steaming moneybags

Frying fish!

Frying fish!

Marco Edwardes

Marco Edwardes

Steve Roberts

Steve Roberts

The complete New Zealand Seafood cookbook

Snapper with green pea puree and crispy shrimp polenta.

Snapper with green pea puree and crispy shrimp polenta.

Snapper and chorizo tacos

Snapper and chorizo tacos

Parmesan and olive wafer stack with seared tuna

Parmesan and olive wafer stack with seared tuna

The complete New Zealand Seafood cookbook

Poached monkfish in potato and tomato casserole.

Poached monkfish in potato and tomato casserole.

Citrus paua with herbed butter

Citrus paua with herbed butter

Seafood crepes

Seafood crepes

Crispy tiger prawns with lime and chili

Crispy tiger prawns with lime and chili

 

Colin Doyle

Colin Doyle

BBQ squid

BBQ squid

Snapper with green pea puree and crispy shrimp polenta.

Snapper with green pea puree and crispy shrimp polenta.

Grilled crayfish

Grilled crayfish

Snapper and chorizo tacos

Snapper and chorizo tacos

Flounder Papiettes with prawns, spinach and lemon beurre blanc

Flounder Papiettes with prawns, spinach and lemon beurre blanc

Seafood soup with garlic crustini

Seafood soup with garlic crustini

Crispy tiger prawns with lime and chili

Crispy tiger prawns with lime and chili

Mussels steamed in thai red curry with citrus.

Mussels steamed in thai red curry with citrus.

Citrus paua with herbed butter

Citrus paua with herbed butter

Grilled crayfish

Grilled crayfish

Baked market fish with white bean puree, fennel salad and orange oil.

Baked market fish with white bean puree, fennel salad and orange oil.

 

 

Colin Doyle

Colin Doyle

 

John Campbell

John Campbell

Steve Roberts

Steve Roberts

 

 

 

 

 

Spicy scallop and noodle soup

Spicy scallop and noodle soup

White bait flan

White bait flan

Prawn , fish and steamed moneybags.

Prawn , fish and steamed moneybags.

Herb and panko crumbed fish fillets

Herb and panko crumbed fish fillets

 

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