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18

Dec

ALASKA… Juneau and fishing for black cod!

The rain followed us relentlessly all the way from Cordova to Juneau. We arrived in the capital of Alaska and enjoyed another good dinner in The Gold Room of the Banarof hotel… More seafood, of course, with more King Crab, Oysters, seared weathervane Scallops, Halibut…

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18

Dec

ALASKA…. COOKING BLACK COD IN JUNEAU…

…. Having spent the day appreciating the brisk Alaskan weather in the Lynn Channel, Rosemary, Jocelyn and I thawed out for a little while before heading off to our hosts house to cook supper. Joe, Stefan and Rowley met us and we set about preparing a feast for a…

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18

Dec

ALASKA – reflections

Now on our last leg of our Alaska trip we had a look at the melting Middenhall Glacier in Juneau (hoping for a sighting of a bear!!… Sadly still in hiding!) We viewed the regular fisheries meetings where anyone from individual fishermen through to larger companies…

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18

Dec

SEA BASS WITH A SALT CRUST

There has been some beautiful wild bass on the market this week - and inspired by Raymond Blanc’s cookery programme this week – I am going to cook Salted Baked Bass for this weekend for friends. Raymond created a ‘salt meringue’ to encase a leg of…

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18

Dec

Smoked and Preserved Seafood Day

We had a full complement of students on our pilot smoking day at the school and it was a packed agenda. Ken Condon – our cheeky retired fishmonger – who is always  so popular and welcome member of our team at the school took part in the early market visit…

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18

Dec

SQUID V CUTTLEFISH

I have written about this before – but cuttlefish is one of our favourites at the  seafood school: we like preparing it and then cooking it in a number of different ways, it is versatile and easy to cook. One favourite is the tentacle casserole slowly braised…

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