‘This is not a coffee table book,’ says Baird. ‘It is intended for everyday use and should be in the kitchen getting dirty.’ Culinary genius Michel Roux Snr OBE has endorsed the book and says of Andrew ‘his experience with fish is second to none’.
The small island of Jersey is steeped in fishing heritage, and supplies high-quality produce in abundance. Local characters and local flavours have been Baird’s inspiration for the book. Ingredients are widely available in good supermarkets and fishmongers, and the range of dishes includes simple family favourites and splendid dinner party creations.
With the home cook in mind, Andrew has adapted professional recipes that have delighted diners at Longueville Manor – the only Relais & Châteaux property on the island - for more than 20 years. Delight the family with his fabulous fish pie, quick crab cakes or beer-battered cod and hand-cut chips; wow your friends with a classic Jersey lobster thermidor, salt and pepper squid with butternut squash or hand-dived scallops and chorizo served on hot rocks. Recipes such as glass noodles and red mullet ramen, reveal the influence of Andrew’s travels and add an exotic twist to Jersey seafood.
Recipes from the Sea brings the taste of Jersey to your table. Share it with your friends.
For more information about Andrew Baird and Longueville Manor in Jersey visit www.longuevillemanor.com