- Pan seared scallops with a miso glaze & pickled vegetables
- Pan fried mackerel with a red pepper and chive coulis, roast fennel, chive butter hassle back potatoes
- Prawn linguine
- Tempura plaice with homemade tartare sauce
- Moules marinières
(Please note, we reserve the right to alter the dishes covered in the course, to meet the dietary requirements of our guests).
Techniques learnt on our fish cookery course:
- Cooking scallops
- Filleting round fish, such as mackerel
- Filleting flat fish, such as plaice
- Making fish stock from scratch
- Preparing prawns
- Cooking mussels
- Checking the quality of different types of fish and other seafood when you are purchasing, preparing and cooking it
This day-long course is designed to give you total confidence in using all of these techniques. The aim is that you can go home and repeat the recipes for family and friends time and again.
Your chef tutor
This fish cookery course is taught by one of our teams of expert local chefs. With many years of experience between them, covering everything from top restaurant service to catering for royalty, you’ll be in the hands of experts. They are all passionate about teaching aspiring chefs and home cooks and make the day a fun and vibrant experience. If you’re looking to learn professional tips and techniques for getting the most from fish and seafood, these are the experts to learn them from.
About your day
Our fish cookery course takes place on the Catton Hall Estate. On the picturesque Derbyshire and Staffordshire border, we are only minutes from the A38. We also have plenty of free parking.
You’ll have the support of our “kitchen fairies” who’ll ensure you have everything you need. We’ll provide an apron for the day, and all the equipment and ingredients.
You’ll be sitting down together during the day to eat the dishes you’ve created. We’ll also provide wine and soft drinks.
Our day courses run from 10.15am to 4pm. Join the team for early morning refreshments from 10am.
Learn to prepare and cook fish
No prior experience is necessary for this fish cookery course, and by the end of it you should be able to cook all of the dishes confidently at home. In addition, this course is an enjoyable experience in its own right, as you will be able to learn directly from a master chef, meet new people, and enjoy some delicious food and wine along the way, all in the stunning surroundings of a traditional country house estate. Always very popular, our one-day fish cookery courses fill up very quickly. So, to avoid disappointment, book your place today.