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with Joel Gamoran
Online Class

Secrets to Cooking Fish: Eight Essential Techniques

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Discover how to cook fish with ease for crowd-pleasing results every time! Enjoy expert guidance from Sur La Table's senior resident chef Joel Gamoran as you learn how to shop for and prepare fresh fish, from whole fish to fillets. First, find out how to marinate and grill a whole trout and spice-rubbed mahimahi fillets. Then, Joel shows you how to roast fish using slow- and quick-roasting techniques for perfectly-cooked salmon and cod. Next, explore the many benefits of poaching as you make Thai-style curry with halibut and Italian-style tuna poached in olive-oil. Get pro tips for dredging and sautéeing sole and learn how to pan-fry cod fillets for comfort food kicked up a notch. Then, discover a classic French technique, oven-steaming fish in parchment paper, or steam the Chinese way, in a bamboo steamer on your stovetop. Plus, reap the tasty benefits of hot-smoking salmon on your stovetop and even cure your own salmon for Sunday brunch!


  • intermediate
  • 8 episodes
  • 2h30m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

Meet Sur La Table's senior resident chef, Joel Gamoran, and get an overview of your class as Joel highlights the techniques and skills you'll learn for cooking fish to perfection.

2. Shopping for Fish

2. Shopping for Fish

Joel takes you on a tour of the kinds of fish you might find in a typical grocery store, explaining the types of fish that are readily available and how to check for freshness. If you happen across a nice piece of sushi-grade tuna, buy it to make Hawaiian tuna poke, a simple and refreshing salad. Joel shows you how!

3. Grilling

3. Grilling

Fresh fish was made for the grill! With Joel's guidance, learn how to achieve sweet, smoky flavor with a little char by grilling whole fish or fillets, indoors or out. Joel grills a whole trout with a spicy marinade, plus mahimahi fillets for delectable fish tacos topped with a tangy citrus slaw. Joel helps troubleshoot common grilling problems so your fish comes out perfectly every time.

Recommended with this class

  • Standard kitchen implements: pots, pans, baking dishes, mixing bowls, measuring cups and spoons, heat-proof spatula, whisk