Stein has a no-fuss approach to cooking, dishing up meals which can be prepared in less than an hour. Fruits of the Sea contains over 100 new fish recipes to cater for all occasions and palates, including family meals like Mackerel Fish Cakes with Fennel or Fillet of Cod with Saffron Mashed Potatoes. The ingredients for these should be easy to find at any supermarket or fishmonger. For those with a taste for the exotic, there's Thai Red Seafood, and Goan Prawn Balchao; and for dinner parties there are dishes such as the Small Ragout with a Deep Red Wine Sauce or Escalopes of Salmon with Champagne and Chive Sauce.
An illustrated guide to cleaning and filleting fish is included and there's a glossary explaining how Eastern ingredients such as wasabi and shrimp paste are sold and used. Of course, as anyone who has been to Rick and Jill Stein's restaurant will know, the desserts are superb: a few, like Baked Chocolate Mousse with Cornish Clotted Cream, and Pine Kernel and Ricotta Tart, are in the book.