Ashburton Cookery School

Fish & Seafood

Ashburton Cookery School

Fish & Seafood

This popular course will show you the best ways to source, prepare, cook and serve fish & seafood. During the day you will learn scaling, gutting, skinning and filleting and how to identify the freshest fish and shellfish.

We will be cooking classic fish dishes alongside contemporary recipes using the best locally-caught fish.

Our fish is sourced locally from sustainable fish stocks from day boats. We avoid fish that has been caught using deep-sea trawling or pair net trawling.

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Skills you will learn

  • How to select and buy quality fish
  • Knife skills and selection
  • Fillet a flat fish
  • Fillet a round fish
  • Making fish stock
  • Prepare & Cook Scallops
  • Pin boning
  • Sauce making
  • Preparing Shellfsh
  • Cold poaching fish
  • Presentation skills

Typical Recipes

  • Grilled Lobster with pernod and shellfish butter
  • Mackerel Escabeche
  • Hand Dived Scallops Chorizo, Saffron Foam, Lemon oil
  • Sole Veronique wilted spinach, saute new potatoes

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