Fifty types of fish are featured in this book of over 200 recipes, all designed to be cooked in the microwave oven. Tennison covers familiar species such as salmon and shrimp as well as the more unusual ono and porgy.
To begin, however, the author supplies information on basic microwave cooking and tips on selection, storage, preparation and cooking fish. Tennison proclaims all fish are not created equal, explaining they fall into categories of lean, moderately lean and oily. A chart of substitutions is supplied based on texture, oil content and taste.
This is followed by a discussion of the fat level of fish versus meat and poultry and a chart showing the fat content of each fish mentioned in the book. A second chart gives the nutritional content of each variety.
Chapters begin with background information on the fish, sometimes accompanied by a line drawing. Recipes are conveniently arranged with the easiest at the beginning of each chapter, those more time-consuming or requiring unusual ingredients near the end.