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Half Day Fish Course



Cornwall and fish are like…. salt & pepper, cheese & tomato, bacon & eggs… you get the point! You can’t have one without the other.

This half day course gives you a wonderful insight into fish and how to get the most out of it. There has been a real interest in fish cookery since the recent programmes about Cornwall’s fishing industry and how vital it is to the local economy. So we, as locals or holiday makers, are crucial in supporting it, therefore you may as well know how to cook it and what is in season and when!

Focusing around the cooking of various local species and a little bit if mongery, you will leave full of confidence and ready to find a local fisherman to haggle with!

Course Overview

Duration: 10:00-13:00

Maximum student to tutor ratio: 8-1

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 demonstrations and two practical sessions all using local Cornish seafood, from quick starters to special restaurant standard main course. All equipment, aprons, food and drink are provided,  along with a delightfully paired wine included in lunch… of course.

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

Smoked Hake chowder

Roasted gurnard with lomo & tuscan beans

Halibut, celeriac puree, almond and mustard sauce

Poached turbot with Asian greens

Crab bon bons


Identifying fish

Sourcing fish

Assessing quality

Trimming and filleting flat and round fish

Grilling flat fish fillets

Battering  flat fish fillets

Pan and shallow frying


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

Additional Information


9th May 2024, 15th June 2024, 14th September 2024 (booking from July)


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