We eat fish regularly. I love how something so tasty is packed full of nutrients, and yet it takes just minutes to cook. Our usuals are salmon or trout, but we also regularly eat pan-fried sea bass when it’s on special offer at our local fishmongers. Two out of three of my kids are big fans of fish. (Of course, the fussy toddler is not one of them.) But I’ve never learnt how to fillet fish, or indeed do anything a bit fiddly or twiddly.
But now that I’m on a mission to break out of my meal rut (read my blog post: Do you have mealtime déjà vu) I’m always on the look-out for ways to pick up new cooking skills and meal ideas. Being more creative with fish is firmly on my list.
Fishy cooking class So with this in mind, I was chuffed to be offered an hour-long course at a hands-on London cooking school L’atelier des Chefs. I chose a fishy class on a French theme, making sea bass with a parsley crust and ratatouille, and also a pud of tarte Tatin with Calvados cream, something I’ve long wanted to have a go at making.