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Woodfired cooking: Shellfish on the fire

After enjoying a welcome cuppa and pastry with your fellow classmates, your day will be filled with top tips on cooking shellfish in a woodfired oven as well as learning where to find the best ingredients and how to prepare them.

Learn from our talented chefs how to create some delicious shellfish dishes in a woodfired oven.  It’s all about the preparation and lighting of the oven, understanding the behaviours of it and therefore what to cook in which part of the oven and at what time.  The temperature and cooking duration is crucial none more so when cooking shellfish. You will leave our outdoor kitchen and head back to yours with the confidence and knowledge to re-create the dishes you have learnt including mussels steamed in local cider and scallops served with gremolata. 

No need to be a cooking connoisseur here…the class is relaxed, fun, informative and interactive, suiting all abilities. Sharing an oven  between two (if you come on your own we will pair you with a classmate), we will work together through the preparation and cooking of each dish, then you can enjoy the fruits of your labour, whilst our cleaning wizards do their magic and hey presto - your cooking station ready for the next dish!

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The techniques you’ll learn

  • Lighting and heating the oven
  • Behaviours of different woodfired ovens
  • Optimum temperature for sustainable cooking
  • How different wood impacts taste
  • Sourcing the best ingredients
  • Preparing the shellfish
  • One pot steaming
  • Wood fired glazing

What you’ll cook

  • Mussels steamed with local apple cider
  • Scallops in the shell, gremolata
  • Oyster flambadou
  • Half a lobster thermidor
  • Black tiger prawns

What you get on the day

  • Tea, coffee and pastries on arrival
  • All ingredients, equipment and fuel for the class
  • Use of a woodfired oven between two participants
  • A head full of knowledge from our experts
  • Class recipes, so you can easily replicate at home
  • Soft drinks throughout the day
  • Season cookery school apron