Fish And Shellfish for Beginners

Fish And Shellfish for Beginners

Duration: 1 Day

If you love to eat fish and shellfish but do not have the confidence to buy, prepare and cook fresh fish at home this is the perfect course for you.

Mark David will explain what to look for when buying fresh fish and shellfish, passing on useful hints and tips along the way. Mark will also teach you how to scale, clean and fillet fresh fish as well as how to prepare shellfish.

On this one day course you will focus on the preparation and cooking of fish rather than creating individual recipes. You will learn various different cooking techniques including grilling, steaming, baking and pan frying.  Your one day cookery experience will start with bread making and knife skills and later in the day you will lean to make a classic Hollandaise sauce, the perfect accompaniment to delicious fresh fish.

Below is a guide of the fish and shellfish included on this course but this may change depending on seasonal availability:

  • Sea Bass
  • Plaice
  • Sea Bream
  • River Trout
  • Point Clear Bay Oysters
  • Whole Fresh Squid
  • Fresh Mussels

The day begins at 9.30am and we invite you to join us with a welcome tea or coffee in the cookery school’s dining room from 9.00am, where you will have a chance to meet your fellow delegates and chef. Your chef will talk you through the class menu and how the day will run before you are assigned a workspace in our fully equipped kitchen, overlooking the beautiful estate at Braxted Park. The step-by-step tuition is fun and easy to follow and the cookery school team will be available to assist you throughout the day.

At the end of a full day of cooking, everyone’s efforts will be rewarded with a glass of wine and a sit-down meal that has been cooked during the day, where hints and tips can be shared with the group while enjoying the food that you have prepared.

Please note that the dishes listed may vary due to the availability of fresh produce as a result of seasonal changes.

Please note Children over the age of 8 years old are welcome to attend and participate in any of our classes at the full cost of a place but MUST be accompanied by 1 paying adult.

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