When we think Mediterranean cuisine, fish and shellfish often come to mind. Our French Market Fish Class will be held every Friday and includes a French Market Visit where you will learn how to select the best fish and seafood to make delectable Mediterranean & Provençal dishes. This hands-on class includes the preparation of several well-known mediterranean and Provençal fish dishes such as bouillabaisse, pissaladière, poulpe à la Sètoise, Brandade de Nîmes, to name a few. Put your fears of fish aside, you’ll leave this class feeling confident and knowledgeable.
The Occitanie (formerly Languedoc-Rousillon) and Provence regions of France both border the Mediterranean sea so it is natural that fish and shellfish are eaten in abundance. In this class, you will prepare some of the most popular dishes some of which you have undoubtedly seen on many a restaurant menu such as Bouillabaisse, Brandade de Morue, and squid salad. You will also use some typically consumed fish and shellfish to cook in a Mediterranean style – that means using tomatoes, basil, fresh green pepper, garlic, olive oil, eggplant and more.
This will be a wonderful French cooking experience during which you will learn how to handle fish, filet them, make a fish stock and learn to make sauces that will accompany various fish dishes. With the exception of the Morue (cod), all the fish and seafood we will use are Mediterranean. Most of these Mediterranean fish have close cousins in other seas so no worries about being able to re-use these recipes at home. This is as much a technical as it is a food tasting experience.
So as not to leave your palettes wanting, we will also make a quick dessert to accompany our lunch.
After we have finished our cooking we are ready to sit down and eat and enjoy our meal with some Provençal wines.
We polish it all off with our yummy dessert.