by Sybil PrattAugust, 2005
Isle au Haut cuisine
You've met Linda Greenlaw, the only female swordfishing captain in the Grand Banks Fleet and author of three bestsellers about her world of professional fishing and fishermen. Now she takes you home to Isle au Haut, a tiny island seven miles off the Maine coast, to meet her mom, Martha, and to share the Greenlaw flair and passion for home cooking. Recipes from a Very Small Island is a joint venture; Linda writes the essays and contributes 20 recipes, and Martha adds the rest and the zest. There's a lot more to New England cooking than lobster and cranberries for this duo, and though these superb staples get a fair shake, you'll also find delicate Crab Madeleines, Maine Shrimp Bisque, super-easy Grilled Swordfish with Double Mustard Sauce, Beef Tenderloin Stuffed with Lobster (Linda's divinely decadent take on surf and turf ), Gingered Fruit Slaw, Strawberry Shortcake Trifle and many more island treasures, each with an informative intro and straightforward directions. It's a pleasure and a privilege to take a seat at Martha Greenlaw's table.