I love to cook, and eat (that goes without saying). One of my favourite things to eat is seafood, and crab might just be my favourite crustacean (don’t tell lobster I said that!). Although it can be fiddly, the sweet crab meat reward at the end sends my tastebuds into overdrive. So it was only fitting that the cooking class I’d be attending involved crab. Chilli Crab. Hello friend!
The lesson started off with a discussion about selecting and cleaning crab, followed by a demonstration of 2 recipes that we’d be cooking shortly thereafter. After the demonstration, we were lead through to an amazing workspace filled with multiple kitchen workbenches (each workbench was fully equipped with the latest everything..cool drawer, anyone? Noted for my next house!). There were 4 of us at our workstation with each couple given 1 of the 2 recipes to cook. A special mention must go to Mr. DMD, who wasn’t so keen on a cooking class date night, but nevertheless rolled up his sleeves and got right in there with the chopping and cooking (thanks babe!). After working up an appetite with all the prepping and cooking, our dishes were ready to eat! We went through to the dining room where we shared the fruits of our labour with our workbench companions and O.M.G. the crabs were amazing!!! After some good banter and a few glasses of wine, the evening was over and Boom! Another one down, just like that.
For anyone else interested, The Sydney Seafood School is located at the Sydney Fish Market in Pyrmont, and there are a whole variety of classes you can attend - all revolving around seafood, of course.