A Fishy Experience

Class Summary

On this course you will learn how to clean, fillet, debone, season, cook and present fresh fish in five very different ways.

Start Time 10:00am - 4.00pm

Cost £150 per person

Skill Level All skill levels

Class details

Preparing, cooking and serving fresh fish.

On this course you will learn how to clean, fillet, debone, season, cook and present fresh fish in five very different ways. This is a great introduction to preparing fish for newcomers alongside some new ideas for those more experienced.

Techniques demonstrated and acquired will include

  • Quality points and seasonal timings for purchasing fresh fish
  • Filleting whole mackerel, salmon and plaice
  • Skinning, deboning and portioning
  • Baking, Grilling, Steaming and Poaching fresh fish
  • Rolling, cutting and preparing fresh simple Sushi



Spiced and grilled fillets of mackerel – Fresh fillets of mackerel marinated in South American style spices served grilled with a radish salad and herby crème fraiche makes an ideal starter.

Baked Haddock Smokies – Un-died smoked haddock baked in cream with Parmesan Reggiano and vine tomatoes and served with melba toast makes a beautifully rich starter for any occasion – tutor demonstration

Salmon en croute – Prepared from whole fresh salmon filleted and skinned these puff pastry parcels of steamed salmon filled with ginger and samphire are a popular starter or main course.

Delice of Plaice Duglere – Classic poached white fish coated with a creamy white wine and parsley sauce made from home made fish stock and tomato concasse.

Simple Sushi, Fresh fish California rice rolls with Wasabi and pickled Ginger – a simple introduction to rolling, cutting and presenting your own sushi with fresh marinated fish and dipping sauce.

Further techniques

  • Cooking en croute
  • Marinading
  • Making fish stock
  • Knife skills




Class notices

The class includes a light lunch of dishes made, the rest being yours to take home.
Class Date: 19th February 2022, 26th April 2022 and 6th May 2022

All courses include

  • Tree

    Learn in our beautiful Yorkshire Wolds countryside surroundings

  • Chef's Hat

    Small class sizes ensure more one to one time with our experienced chefs

  • Bed

    Make your visit extra special and stay over in one of our nine luxury Bed and Breakfast rooms or brand new Glamping Cabins!

  • Disabled

    One work station can be lowered for those with disabilities or who may prefer to sit

  • Knife

    All ingredients and an apron are provided and day courses include lunch

  • Washing Up

    And best of all we do all the washing up!