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.



SKATE FOR TWO With Browned Butter, Almonds and Preserved Lemons

The skate wing may look intimidating at first, but once you see how easy and delicious this is, you will be seeking this out in restaurants and to make at home.

2 skate wings/fillets on the bone, preferred
Salt, freshly ground black pepper and flour
1 Tablespoon oil
3 Tablespoons sweet butter
¼ cup sliced or slivered almonds, toasted
4 slices of preserved lemon – flesh and pips removed, then diced
Optional - if preserved lemon not available – ¼ cups rinsed and drained capers
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

1.      Rinse and pat dry the skate wings

2.      Season with salt and pepper. Lightly coat with flour, and shake off the excess.

3.      Heat the oil in a sauté pan. Brown skate on both sides, 2-3 minutes per side, or until just cooked through (you will be able to flake off bone with a fork) Total cooking depends on thickness of the skate wing. Remove to a warm plate.

4.      Remove used oil from the pan; add the butter and cook until it starts to brown, watch carefully so it doesn’t burn or turn black.

5.      Once butter is nicely brown, lower heat and add the almonds, diced lemon rind (or capers) and the parsley. Check for seasoning.

6.      Pour butter mixture over skate and serve hot.

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