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Gelf Alderson

Fish Cookery

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    $299

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  • $99

    Learn in an online classroom with no more than 20 classmates. More

Course Description

Handling fresh fish requires confidence, knowledge and technique. In this course, River Cottage will give you all three of those things. Not only will you be left with the ability to prepare a delicious fish-based meal but also to shop for the freshest and most sustainably sourced fish you can find.

Beginning with fish preparation, Gelf Alderson will guide you the process of preparing a fish. Gutting, scaling and filleting are the fundamental skills that you will learn to apply, but you’ll also learn to practise them on oily, flat and round fish. By the end of the first lesson, you will have mastered all the knife skills needed to carefully and safely prepare most fish.

From here you will take an in-depth look at shellfish. Lesson two will ensure that you can crack, pick and cook an array of seafood, including crab, lobster, scallops and mussels.

You will also learn more about the different techniques of fish cookery like smoking, curing and ceviche style. Your tutor will produce a host of delicious recipes for you to make and share involving pan frying, baking, stewing, stocks and broths and as you would expect at River Cottage, we make use of every part of the fish from skeleton to skin.

Course outline

  • Prepping and Filleting

    With a specific focus on knife skills, this lesson will give you all the skills you need to know how to prepare fish. From flat fish to round, and even oily, you will master the art of gutting, scaling and filleting a wide variety of fish.
  • Tackling Shellfish

    During this lesson you will discover the possibilities for shellfish and how best to tackle a wide array of fish from this group. Mussels, lobsters, scallops and crab will all be covered in this lesson and you will be left with the ability to crack, pick and cook any one of these.
  • Smoking Fish

    Discover the variety in fish cookery in this lesson. You’ll learn that there’s so much more to cooking a fish than you first thought, and will become proficient in the careful arts of smoking, curing, and ceviche style.
  • Inspired Dishes

    River Cottage place great emphasis on using every part of a fish (including skeleton and skin), and in this lesson that value will be passed on to you. You’ll learn an array of dishes that will ensure nothing goes to waste: from pan-frying to baking and from stewing to stocks.

Choose how you want to learn

  • The Expert option

    Recommended

    Develop your learning further with marked assignments and personal tuition from Gelf Alderson

    • Start course whenever you like
    • 4 weeks tutor access for personalised assignment feedback & coaching
    • 4 assignments marked by Gelf Alderson
    • Certificate of completion from Gelf Alderson
    • Online classroom with up to 20 classmates
    • 4 lessons with expert videos & notes
    • Group chat & direct message with tutor & classmates
    • Lifetime access to videos, notes & classroom
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    $299
  • The Peer option

    Discover the benefits of group learning in an online interactive classroom of no more than 20 people. Get the most from shared knowledge and community study

    • Start course whenever you like
    • Practise what you learn with your peers
    • Online classroom with up to 20 classmates
    • 4 lessons with expert videos & notes
    • 4 course assignments
    • Group chat & direct message classmates
    • Lifetime access to videos, notes & classroom
    Learn more
    $99

Learn better together

  • Online classroom

    Start anytime and join a class of no more than 20 students

    Start anytime and join a class of no more than 20 students
  • Test yourself

    Practice what you learn with assignments after each lesson

    Practice what you learn with assignments after each lesson
  • Personal tuition

    Exclusive assignment feedback from Expert Tutors

    Exclusive assignment feedback from Expert Tutors
  • Share

    Share ideas with classmates from around the world

    Share ideas with classmates from around the world

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