James Beard–nominated cookbook author Jennifer Trainer Thompson’s new book title says it all: a fearless guide to grilling, shucking, searing, poaching and roasting seafood. If you have a fish craving that can only be satisfied in your own kitchen, Thompson has a recipe, detailed instructions and plenty of information on why your hankering is awesome. 

I fell in love with fish empanadas (a stuffed pastry that is baked or fried) after spending time in Vieques, Puerto Rico. This version is a handy way to use up leftover crabmeat; you could also substitute shrimp or fish.

Reprinted with permission from Fresh Fish