Atlantic Seafood

Welcome foodies and seafood enthusiasts! Today, we embark on a delightful culinary journey through the Maritimes with Atlantic Seafood by renowned Chef Michael Howell, a culinary gem that transports readers straight to the coastal kitchens where the Atlantic’s freshest seafood is transformed into mouth-watering dishes. Chef Michael Howell, with his deep-rooted passion for Atlantic seafood, offers a beautifully curated collection of recipes that reflect both his expertise and his love for the ocean’s bounty.

One of the standout aspects of this cookbook is its accessibility. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a kitchen novice, Howell’s clear instructions and practical tips make the recipes approachable. The book is not just a collection of dishes but a guide to understanding and appreciating seafood. Howell begins with an insightful introduction to Atlantic seafood, providing valuable information on sustainable fishing practices, how to select the freshest seafood, and the basics of cooking seafood. This foundational knowledge sets the stage for readers to make the most of the recipes that follow.

The recipes in Atlantic Seafood are diverse, reflecting the rich variety of the Atlantic’s offerings. From classic dishes like Fish & Chips and Grilled Swordfish to more inventive creations such as Yucca-Crusted Salmon and Smoked Eel Ravioli, Howell covers a wide range of flavors and techniques. Each recipe is accompanied by stunning photography that not only showcases the beauty of the finished dishes but also serves as a visual guide for preparation steps.

Since it’s time to put the bbq to good use, we thought you’d like to try his Grilled Halibut with Vegetables in our Recipe section. An easy recipe to serve your family during the week or fancy it up for a stunning presentation at your next summer soiree! 

Howell’s culinary creativity shines in recipes like Scallop Ceviche with Mango and Passion Fruit. The dish balances the delicate sweetness of scallops with the vibrant flavors of mango and passion fruit, creating a refreshing and sophisticated appetizer. The recipe is a testament to Howell’s skill in blending traditional seafood ingredients with bold, contemporary flavors.

Another highlight is the Seared Tuna with Saffron & Tomato Ragout. This dish exemplifies Howell’s ability to elevate simple ingredients into gourmet fare. The perfectly seared tuna, with its crispy exterior and tender interior, pairs beautifully with the vibrant ragout. Serve with garlic mashed potatoes or white bean puree.

In Atlantic Seafood, Howell also pays homage to the region’s culinary heritage with recipes utilizing the New Brunswick sturgeon and Newfoundland’s beloved cod. These dishes not only celebrate the flavors of the Atlantic but also connect readers to the cultural and historical context of the region’s cuisine. Interspersed amongst the local recipes are nods to international influences like Iberia, Brussels and Provençale. A beautiful blend of here and away on a plate.

What makes this cookbook particularly special is Howell’s personal touch. Throughout the book, he shares anecdotes and insights from his culinary journey, giving readers a glimpse into his life and inspirations. This narrative element adds depth to the cookbook, making it not just a collection of recipes but a culinary memoir. Go to and purchase this keepsake or win it in our Giveaway section.

Atlantic Seafood: Recipes from Chef Michael Howell is a must-have for seafood enthusiasts and anyone looking to explore the rich culinary traditions of the Atlantic coast. With its accessible recipes, stunning photography, and personal anecdotes, this cookbook is a celebration of the ocean’s bounty and a testament to Chef Howell’s culinary prowess. Whether you’re cooking for a special occasion or simply looking to expand your seafood repertoire, this book is sure to inspire and delight.

Contents and images used with permission by Nimbus Publishing.