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Fish at Philleigh Way Cookery School

19 March - 15 November 2016

On this creative one day fish course, fish monger Annie Sibbert and head chef George Pascoe will take you through the skills and techniques necessary to become a proficient fish cook.

A step by step guide to fish cookery incoporating fish selection, filleting techniques (round and flat fish) and a variety of beautiful simple dishes that you can take away and recreate at home.

Maximum student to tutor ratio: 4-1

Duration: 10:00-16:00

Tutors: Annie Sibbert – Fish Monger and George Pascoe – Philleigh Way Head Tutor

Course Overview

Welcome: Meet your tutors and see for yourself the Philleigh Way farmhouse cookery school and garden. Enjoy a morning tea or coffee and tasty Philleigh Way treat.

The Day: The course includes three demonstrations and four practical sessions. All equipment, aprons, food and drink is provided including a glass of Prosecco mid-morning and wine with lunch.

Close: Have a chat with fellow course attendees and members of the Philleigh Way team. This is a guide to the days activities and may vary depending on the season as well as the group's interest.

Sample dishes

  • Griddled Cornish mackerel with beetroot, caper and apple salsa
  • Steamed plaice in a beurre blanc sauce, turned saffron potatoes and purple sprouting
  • Pan fried plaice with a home made tartar sauce
  • Pan fried bass with hot smoked mackerel pate and pickled cucumber


  • Identifying fish
  • Sourcing fish
  • Assessing quality
  • Trimming and filleting flat and round fish
  • Steaming rolled plaice fillets
  • Hot smoking mackerel
  • Pané flat fish fillets
  • Pan and shallow frying
  • Griddling

Please Note: The last session of the day involves students filleted a large round fish to take home so we recommend bringing a medium sized food container.

Age suitability: 16+ or 13+ if accompanied by a paying adult.

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