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Gut Shuck & Fillet

Learn about Billingsgate and enjoy a tutored market visit with the experts at the Seafood School. Spend an informal, but informative day learning the basics of fish mongering with one of our training team. Gain lots of confidence in fish preparation to be able to hone your skills at home.
Gut Shuck & Fillet

Gut Shuck & Fillet


This is an 8 hour Course

Course Size 6-12 People

Course Times 06:00 - 14:00 - Please arrive at 05:45 for registration.

 Techniques covered

You will learn the basics of fish and shellfish preparation from one of our experienced fishmonger tutors with lots of helpful tips on buying, storing and cooking.

You will practice, cleaning, skinning, filleting, shucking and dressing a range of different types of seasonal fish and shellfish.

We will teach you how to handle, sharpen and care for your knives.

Our aim is to send you you home full of confidence with lots of new skills and a bag full of fish to enjoy cooking at home. 

 What to Expect

An early morning tutored visit of Billingsgate when the market is in full swing. After our legendary market 'fish themed' breakfast there is a short talk on the equipment used during the course and essential knife care to ensure safe handling.

After, you will head to the kitchen for the practical fish and shellfish preparation session.

Species are likely to include: a number of round and flat fish including plaice, gurnard, bass, trout, coley and sole along with cuttlefish and shucking oysters. The trainer will also demonstrate the preparation of crab.

There is NO cooking on this course, but advice (and notes) will be given on cooking, storage and freezing.

Refreshments will be offered throughout the course including tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits.

 Who should attend

Perfect for all amateur fishermen wanting to learn or improve their knowledge of fish and shellfish preparation. It is also great for a home cook who is faced with preparing fish straight off the rod and line.

 What you take home

All the fish that you prepare on the day.

  Can I buy fish?

You most certainly can.... bring some cash and make it known on arrival that you would like to buy. We can store all purchases during the course in our onsite chiller.




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