Rick Stein sets sail on a voyage of discovery, travelling to the world's centres of seafood excellence seeking recipe ideas with new ingredients.
Rick flees the chaos of his restaurant to seek comfort from the sea. Thirty miles from Padstow he calms down, when a veteran fisherman introduces him to the best fish in the world.
Rick has a moment in a small Cornish village where the locals share the local speciality, Stargazey Pie, cooked once a year to celebrate the saving of the village from starvation.
Rick takes in the white sands and turquoise seas of Noosa. He meets TV Chef Sally Jenkins who shows Rick a thing or two about seafood cooking - Australian-style.
Rick is on the exotic Thai coastline resort of Hua Hin. In the local hot and bustling market Rick collects ingredients for a red curry fish dish.
For the close to the seafood odyssey, Rick goes to Whitby, where they claim to make the best fish and chips in the world. So what's the secret?