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Students Learn to Fillet Fish

Posted at 10:34 am on 20th March, 2019

Students Learn to Fillet Fish

Year 10 GCSE Food and Preparation students learnt from an expert in the fishmonger industry on Monday 4th March.

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Hayley from What’s the Catch Fishmongers in Urmston, visited the Year 10 lesson to teach students key fish filleting skills.

To kick-off a series of lessons related to fish, professional fishmonger Hayley showed the students the ropes including knife skills, filleting, skinning and boning mackerel.

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Year 10 Dylan said:

“It was great to learn a new skill and to have the opportunity to fillet a fish.  From Hayley we learnt some really good tips, for example, the best angle for removing the fish head and the best technique for maintaining the fillets.”  

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All students took part in a filleting lesson the next day, before pan frying their fillets for use in a mackerel pate recipe in preparation for a ‘Masterchef' style plating lesson.

Dylan added:

“It was a good experience for my GCSE and I think I could now fillet a fresh fish at home because I did a good job in the lesson.”

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Mrs Jones, Teacher of Food and Nutrition, said:

“Hayley demonstrated how to fillet a fresh mackerel with flair, allowing the students to learn the techniques needed for their GCSE.  

“It was a fantastic lesson and the boys really enjoyed learning from Hayley before having the opportunity to fillet a mackerel themselves and show off all they had learnt.”

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