In the first segment, we will start off preparing the fish for grilling in our indoor kitchen. You will learn the most common and effective steps to properly cleaning the fish (that can be applied to most fish dishes) along with the most compatible tools to make it easy for you to prepare. We will guide you through the proper way to sanitize your fish, enrich the taste and create a more appetizing presentation of your meal. The second portion of class will take place in our tropical style backyard using our grill to learn the appropriate technique of making mouthwatering seafood. You will gain the most important secrets of gauging temperatures, seasoning tactics and timing skills to create the most delectable dish. We will gather around as a group and learn (as well as prepare) contemporary side dishes that will truly set the flavor off of your seafood dish. To reap the rewards of your hard work, we will dine al fresco in our tropical backyard next to the fire pit and under the string of lights! By the end of this class, you will know how to successfully, prepare, grill and present your dish for yourself and for those times you’d love to entertain your loved ones! I promise it will be well worth it.
Hi there! My name is Sean Kelly. I'm a commercial Mackerel fisherman (Pacific Blue Mackerel) based in Hermosa Beach, CA. I live with my co-host and girlfriend, Amanda Koss, who is 3rd generation in Manhattan Beach. We live in a house here just close to the beach. Uniquely, my family is from Ireland, but I've lived in many countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Venezuela, and finally the US! I've spent 29 summers in Portugal & learned the traditional grilling technique for fish that creates a delicious cuisine you can make for many years to come! Amanda, on the other hand, is a professional in hospitality and beach life... and will set up an epic tablescape for good food, good people, and good times!
Fresh Grilled Mackerel (Blue Pacific Mackerel) Salad Potatoes (Portuguese Style) Rice Vibes
We will be cooking at our home- CASA HERMOSA to host this one-of-a-kind local cooking experience. Free 3 Hour Parking is available on Ardmore Ave.
Very restrictive parking in Hermosa Beach, however, there is free parking on Ardmore Ave and 8th Street. We are a 15-20 minute drive south of LAX airport.
Backyard Cooking Class & Tropical Dining