Welcome to "Cook A Fish, Give A Fish". In this online cooking class, you will learn to cook delicious local seafood dishes alongside some of the finest chefs from Long Island to Rhode Island and beyond! In this unique class, fisheries experts from Eating With The Ecosystem and Cornell Cooperative Extension's Marine Program will teach you everything you want to know about the fish, the fishermen and the many benefits of choosing local seafood while expert chefs teach you how to turn fresh fish straight from the sea into fabulous meals you can share with your friends and family!
The best part is that 100% of the ticket price goes towards providing local seafood for families in need (25 meals per ticket)!
The April 4th online class will be led by Chef Youji Iwakura from Washoku Renaissance. Chef Youji will be teaching guests how to prepare Usuzukuri style sashimi with black sea bass or fluke and lemon-soy-butter pan-seared sea scallops with greens and chilis. As you plan to cook alongside Chef Youji, he suggests choosing between black sea bass and fluke for the sashimi (or choose both!) and will use sea scallops for the pan seared dish. Feel free to choose another species of fish you prefer from a variety of local seafood options from the region.
The class will be hosted virtually via Zoom from the Wulf's Fish demo kitchen and all seafood featured can be purchased at www.wulfsfish.com. Fisheries experts from Cornell Cooperative Extension's Marine Program and Eating With The Ecosystem are available to guide your seafood choice and help you source the finest local fish.
What to expect at a "Cook a Fish, Give a Fish!" class
1. A few days before the class, you will receive a recipe with a list of ingredients and tools you will need to prepare the meal from home.
2. You are responsible for sourcing all of your own ingredients, including the fish. Organizers are on hand to provide advice on sourcing (and substitutions, if needed).
3. On the evening of the event, gather your family, partners, roommates, friends, or pets (or kick them all out and enjoy some well earned time to yourself). These classes are also a great way to connect with fellow seafood lovers from the comfort of your own home. Assemble your ingredients, grab your favorite beverage and log into a Zoom video class.
4. Classes are facilitated by Kristin Gerbino from Cornell Cooperative Extension and Kate Masury of Eating with the Ecosystem. Culinary instructions are provided by an expert guest chef. This is a social setting, and you are invited to relax and interact!
5. As the chef cooks in his or her kitchen, you follow the same steps in your kitchen. And voila! Your local seafood meal is ready to eat!
6. 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales are used to purchase local seafood for people in need though East End Food Institute in Southampton NY, African Alliance of RI, Women's Refuge Care, Narragansett Indian Tribe, Refugee Dresm Center, Sunrise Forever Inc., George Wiley Center and the Commercial Fisheries Center of RI. Over 6,000 meals have been provided so far!
What you’ll get: guidance on buying local fish ahead of time, a delicious recipe, step-by-step guidance through an intimate group video with the chef and seafood experts, and an overall unique and fun experience!
This event is online
Last updated March 6, 2023