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Catch of the Day 1


What to expect on CATCH OF THE DAY

  • Gain confidence and skills to understand more about seafood
  • What to look for when buying seafood (both fish and shellfish)
  • How to prepare it or what to ask a fishmonger to do for you
  • How to store fish (fridge or freezer)
  • Learn a number of cooking methods and the skills to execute this well at home. 
Catch of the Day 1

Catch of the Day 1


This is an 8 hour Course - Course Size 6-12 People - Course Times 06:15am - 14:15pm

 Techniques covered

Pin-bone, skin, scale, clean and fillet various fish. A little shellfish preparation - usually mussels for use in stock

 What to Expect

An educational guided market visit during trading hours Refreshments during the course including a 'fish breakfast', tea, coffee and soft drinks. Learn some tricks of the trade under instruction of our tutors, prepare a number of fish (and a little shellfish) Make a fish stock as a basis for a Seafood Stew Enjoy a number of demonstrations and tastings on how to cook various species of fish to include several cooking methods. We will supply a recipe pack for the day and containers including a cool bag to take away your prepared fish.

Many people who attend this morning are unsure what fish that they would like to work with. We will make suggestions and suggest working with a species of fish that covers various techniques either flat fish (lemon sole, plaice etc) or round fish (including sea bass, sea bream, red mullet and monkfish) We only have time to work with one species per person, but you can buy whatever you would like during the visit. After the visit we return to the school kitchen for a light breakfast and then a 1 hour preparation session.

 Who should attend

Anyone wanting to improve their knowledge and gain confidence in choosing, preparing and cooking fish. Some fish knowledge is useful but not essential for this course.

 What you take home

All the fish that you prepare during the course of the day. A Seafood Stew to serve at home.

 Can I buy fish?

You most certainly can.... bring some cash and make it known on arrival that you would like to buy. We can store all purchases during the course in our onsite chiller.

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