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Seafood Course for Seafood Lovers starts by covering all the basics:

 - how to recognize really fresh fish

 - scaling

 - filleting

 - skinning

 - general preparation.

Using a variety of eclectic recipes we demonstrate how many of the best fish dishes can be cooked literally in minutes. Simple pan-grilling is an essential technique, while poaching, baking, deep-frying, steaming, salting and pickling all enhance the flavour. Sauces, salsas and flavoured butters, which subtly complement the fresh taste of fish, are an integral part of this course.

There are two practical sessions, which means you’ll have an opportunity to test out some of the recipes you have learned. Incidentally, the fish you’ll be using is really fresh. We buy from the boats at nearby Ballycotton Harbour as well as from Kenmare Bay. Whether cooking family meals or entertaining at home, this course will get you hooked on fish!

Fishing Trip

Weather permitting we can organise a Fishing Trip with a local fisherman leaving from Ballycotton Harbour (limited availability). Learn how to catch, kill and gut your own fish.

Note: Each student should bring a filleting knife. It is possible to purchase a Victorinox Filleting Knife at The Farm Shop here at the cookery school. You will have the opportunity to taste all the dishes prepared during the course. Lunch is included each day.

 
Please note gallery is a selection of images but may not represent actual dishes featured on the course.
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