Cook 'N' Tell Cooking School

Cookin' up fun since '91


Welcome to the home of Cook 'N' Tell, the longest running cooking school in Monmouth County and in central New Jersey -- the best place for both adults and kids to learn how to cook through adult cooking classes and children's cooking classes as well as cooking parties.  All adult and kids cooking parties are individually designed as are the private cooking classes.

Learn and taste a variety of cuisines in the intimate and friendly way that only Cook 'N' Tell Cooking School offers. Spend quality time in the relaxing environment next to other culinary explorers in a unique kitchen in Colts Neck, New Jersey. Located in Monmouth County in Central New Jersey, it's a charming community that still has many produce and horse farms. The relaxed home kitchen/classroom environment lends itself to classes that are more festive than formal.

Private cooking classes, such as Corporate Team Building classes, children's birthday parties, children's parties for scout troops, adult birthday parties and 'couples cooking' parties are all available.



Salsa Verde Cruda (Tomatillo-Avocado Salsa)

This sauce is served with appetizers, as well as with grilled meats, chicken and fish. It’s almost like a lighter, spicier guacamole. (The avocado is actually optional in this Salsa Verde)
Makes 2 cups

2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
½ pound tomatillos, husked & coarsely chopped
2 serrano or 3 jalapeno chiles, chopped (more or less to taste), or poblano, or a mix
6-8 cilantro sprigs, coarsely chopped
1 ripe Hass avocado, halved and pitted
1 small onion, finely minced

Combine the garlic and salt on a cutting board and smash into a paste with a large knife.

Place the tomatillos, chile peppers, cilantro and smashed garlic into a food processor. Pulse until a slightly chunky puree forms. Add the avocado and pulse until smooth. Fold in the minced onion. Taste for seasoning, and add more salt if desired.

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