May 7th Cooking Class: Fearless Fish

$ 65.00

We are pleased to announce a partnership with Milk Street as of September 2018. This is a demonstration-based iteration of Fearless Fish.

Doors open at 6:15pm, class begins promptly at 6:30pm and runs until approximately 8:30pm. Port Plums 50 Water Street Suites 402 & 403, Newburyport, MA. (P) 978-462-7700

Class Description:

Packed with protein, fast-cooking and low in fat (except the good, omega-3 kind), fish has a lot going for it. Except popularity. When it comes to home cooking, we either give fish a miss or, if we do try it, end up with rubbery shrimp or bland lumps of white or pink meat that never turn out quite right—too dry or too mushy, or, worst of all, tasting of nothing in particular.

In this class, we treat fish with the respect it gets in other parts of the world. We cook delicate white fish in gentle heat to preserve moistness and tenderness. We use sharp aromatics and bold spices to provide a punchy counterpoint to its essential mildness. We do a one-sided sear to boost texture and flavor without running the risk of overcooking. And we get simmering right, adding bold flavor to banish any blandness and finding lighter alternatives to heavy cream.

Recipes include:

Brazilian Fish Stew (Moqueca)

Spicy Korean-Style Fish Stew

Mexican Shrimp in Garlic Sauce

Fish Steamed with Sichuan Chili Bean Paste and Shiitake Mushrooms


Please note: This is not a hands-on class. In this class you will watch and interact as the instructor prepares three dishes using a variety of strategies and techniques. You will sample from generous tasting portions of the demonstrated dishes.

Food Allergies/Restrictions: Please notify us at least 7 days in advance of the class if any food allergies or restrictions in your party by emailing We will do our best to accommodate when possible. Most classes can be made gluten-free with advance notice.



What are my parking options getting to the event?

We are located in The Tannery Marketplace at 50 Water Street, Newburyport, inside Mill Building #4 which is on the Water Street side of the complex.

Parking lot and street parking is available. When attending a class or event with us, you may park in the 15 minute parking spaces in front of the store for an extended stay.  

Is this a demo or hands-on cooking class?

This is a demonstration-based class. 

Should I eat a snack before class?

We recommend eating something before the class. Generous tasting samples will be provided during the event. 

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Yes. All students must be 18+ years old. Students 14-17 years old are welcome to participate with an adult guardian or parent. Those under 21 will not be able to participate in the wine tasting portion of our event. 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

By Phone: 978-462-7700

By Email:

Is my registration/ticket refundable or transferrable?

Yes. Tickets are refundable or transferable to another class up to seven days before an event. Tickets are transferable to another student for the same class at any time. Within seven days of the event, we do not offer refunds or class credits.