I love to cook, yet strangely I can't cook seafood as well I should be able. I bought this book in an attempt to remedy that.
The recipes aren't complicated or overdone, yet every one of the dishes I have made were excellent, even when I made a mistake on one of them. I did have a few issues with the UK English to US English translation of a few items, like 'groundnut oil" is peanut oil. Maybe that is common knowledge, but I had to Google it to figure that out. They have translations for metric, but that is not an issue for me. (All the recipe measurements are in metric, FYI.) There are translations in the book for the seafood, which is definitely helpful, but there are a few things that you must look up on your own. I know the simple ones like aubergine is simply eggplant, yet I was totally confused by using chicory in a recipe. Yes, the translation to the US is ... endive.
Those few items aside, I made several excellent dishes with tuna, swordfish and scallops. Each recipe has a quick few lines about it, suggests pairings with sides and even wine. I found the a common theme to be a small range of flavors that are delicious. Not every recipe has a picture, but some are beautifully photographed.
If you are looking for a cookbook that will give you recipes to make delicious simple, unpretentious seafood, this a very good one for your library. I didn't find any recipes so far that were difficult, but I am not a professional, nor am I a novice cook.