Our Market Tour always start at the meeting point, Cooking Lisbon in Lisbon´s downtown. At 10 am we startet with presentations of each other and together with our new friends we went to Mercado da Ribeira (one of the most famous market´s in Lisbon).
During the transportation we speak about local habits, portuguese culture, gastronomy, wines, among many other ocasional subjects that travelers want to know.
On the Market Tour we choose first the fresh fish, to have the best quality possible of the ingredients and since we don´t have any restrictions, we choose a fish called Corvina ( Argyrosomus regius , from the family of Sciaenidae with big dimensions – 2 metres and 50 kg ).
The Market Tour at Cooking Lisbon has four courses during the Cooking Class (which is included). During the five hours of the activity people get in touch with portuguese habits, meet the locals and knowledge.
During the class people can learn how to make a starter / soup, the fish dish (today : Corvina ), a meat dish and of course one dessert, everything with good wines ( fresh white wine and red).
This fish was prepared on a wok from Silampos called Cataplana ( Algarve Model ), which it is possible to find worldwide.
Wok and the Fresh Fish
After the fish dish made on the Cooking Class from the Market Tour, it was time to prepare the meat dish, always with fresh ingredients.
We choose Peas with Poached Eggs, since we bought the peas on Mercado da Ribeira.
We still had time for the dessert, the famous sweet clouds made with milk, cinnamon, sugar and totally hands on mode for the people who mades our cooking classes or market tours.
Cooking Lisbon provides Cooking Classes, Market Tours and Pastry and Baking Classes ( Custards Tarts – Pastéis de Nata ) in Lisbon downtown. Check the Instagram, Google Plus, Facebook or Twitter and join to one social media channel to know more about the activities.