Catch of the day 2 - Cook seafood with confidence
We deliver two Catch of the Day Classes.
Catch of the Day 1 is all about learning the basics and gaining the confidence to choose seafood, prepare it, store it and cook it. See Here
Catch of the Day 2 is perfect for cooks who have some fish preparation experience and would like to add more recipes to their repertoire.
Some like to jump straight to this class as it deals with less familiar species of fish and shellfish. Whatever the species on the day you will still enhance your knife skills and learn lots of new techniques to take home.
Informative, informal and inspirational - the day includes a tutored market visit with one of the experts from the Seafood School.
After one of our seafood breakfasts you will work with a number of seasonal species chosen on the day.
We choose the best on the market for the week, often this will be flat fish including one of the sole group and often a larger fish such as hake - it all depends on the weather, the season and what there is available on the market.
Throughout the day we talk about sustainability and responsible sourcing, discuss misconceptions regarding farmed species and where the product we have chosen comes from. We will show you how to prepare the fish and teach you how to use a filleting and steaking knife effectively, including how to keep it sharp.
Over the last few months we have prepared witch, lemon sole, scallops in the shell, cuttlefish, clams and hake.
We make a seafood stock as part of this course which you will use for lunch to make a Risotto with either cuttlefish, prawns or mussels.
You will then prepare 2 further dishes to take away to serve at home.
The chef trainers will prepare some innovative dishes to give you lots of tips and hints to give you the confidence to show off your fishmongering and culinary skills when entertaining at home.
This is a 8 hour Course - Course Size 6-20 People - Course Times 06:15am - 14:15pm
We make a seafood stock as part of this course which you will use for lunch to make a Risotto with either cuttlefish, prawns or mussels. We will show you how to prepare the fish and teach you how to use a filleting and steaking knife effectively, including how to keep it sharp.
What to Expect
An insightful day with the training team learning about seasonal fish, honing knife and chef skills to produce some impressive dishes.
Who should attend
This is an excellent follow on from Catch of the Day 1 or simply for those who want some smart and stylish entertaining ideas to impress friends and family.
What you take home
Any fish or shellfish that you prepare during the course of the morning and 2 dishes ready to go.
Can I buy fish?
Bring cash with you if you are likely to want to buy product to take away. We have space in our chiller to store purchases for the duration of the course.