Fish is the Dish is one year old today and to celebrate I wanted to tell you about the opportunity I recently had to learn all about fish, how to fillet, de-bone, de-scale and the eat with Fish.
|The lovely Heather welcoming everyone to the workshop|
We had a talk about the sustainability of the fish we buy and eat by one of the chefs at the Westminster Catering College in Vincent Square near Victoria Station, London. There were plenty of opportunities for people to participate and help and in turn we all learned loads about the 'other' fish available such as pollock and hake and how to fillet a sole along with the different varieties of sole. Shoppers tend to go for the old favourites like cod and haddock but there is pressure to stop fishing for them and give them a chance to regenerate.
|A new friend??|
|Grilled Mackerel with Black Pudding & Savoy Cabbage|
|Korean Style Shellfish Broth|
|My wonderful whisking is keeping this sauce velvety!!|
|Hake Nuggets with Pasta Bows|
I confess to being slightly scared of cooking at home with fish but it is couses like this that give me the confidence to try some. Seafish have sent me some lovely scallops and squid to try and they are currently living in my freezer waiting for my daughter to visit and I am going to turn them into a rissotto, mmmm - looking forward to using my new found knowledge! Fish is the Dish and we need to eat more - how about you?
|Some of my favourite seafood|