Saturday 25 November 2017

The Pleasure List: Mairin's hooked on delights of wild Irish salmon

RECIPES: Writer Mairin Ui Chomain
RECIPES: Writer Mairin Ui Chomain

Wild Irish salmon is rightly known as the "silver treasure". Such is our enthusiasm for this majestic fish that old Irish legend has it that the Salmon of Knowledge contained all of the knowledge of the world and that this wisdom would be passed on to whoever consumed it.

After perusing Mairin Ui Chomain's new incisive tome, Celebrating Irish Salmon, the Pleasure List is convinced this Connemara native is herself a daily consumer of the Bradan Feasa, such is her extensive knowledge on the subject.

Ui Chomain is the author of two previous volumes of recipes focusing respectively on Irish oysters and Irish mussels and her enthusiasm for her latest subject is clear from the vivid pages of more than 100 recipes. These include collaborations with every Michelin-starred Irish restaurant and many of Ireland's highly regarded smokehouses and salmon fisheries. Celebrating Irish Salmon is a must for fish lovin' foodies and is available from all good book shops and at www.artisan house.ie.

Sunday Independent

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