Author(s): Marisa Raniolo Wilkins
Small Fishy Bites celebrates the diversity and versatility of seafood. These recipes recognise the popularity of serving small helpings, and follows the trend of tapas with small meals and sharing food with loved ones with. Each chapter covers a different range of food from Tidbits with bite-sized food such as shrimp or octopus, Cases and Bases with blinis with caviar, fritters with smoked fish and pizza with mussels or anchovy, Soused and Best Dressed has salads and soups galore. Floured, Crumbed and Battered has a wonderful variety of fish including fried whitebait and shrimp in coconut batter, Sozzled has a selection of seafood served with alcohol like oyster shooters and smoked trout pate with whisky, Spreads includes anchovy butter, smoked eel pate and potted shrimp. Hefty Shells includes mussel brochettes, baked scallops and Sicilian pesto and the Minced Fish chapter has a range of crab balls, fish balls, mini fish burgers and potato and fish croquettes.
Marisa Raniolo Wilkins is a lively fusion of cultures and experience. She was born to Sicilian parents in Ragusa, but she spent her childhood in the far northeast of Italy in the renowned port city of Trieste, where her parents met. From an early age she developed a fascination with the food and cooking of her Sicilian relatives and those who were living in Trieste. Marisa carries on that tradition and takes enormous pleasure in experiencing good food and sharing it with others. Marisa's first book, Sicilian Seafood Cooking, was a comprehensive account of Sicilian cuisine and culture. It was also a way to document some of the classic, localised Sicilian dishes cooked by her family and what she has experienced in Sicily. It was published by New Holland in November 2011.