How to skin a fillet of fish

How to skin a fillet of fish

8 December 2014

How to skin a fillet of fish

Your fishmonger will remove the skin from fillets of fish if you ask them to but it is a great technique to master at home.


Place the fillet on a clean, dry chopping board
Hold the fillet at the tail end and insert the knife between the skin and the flesh
Keeping the blade flat against the chopping board, push the knife along the fillet slicing as you go until you reach the top of the fillet
Do this away from you to avoid injury


Always use a very sharp knife with a flexible blade.

Make sure the fish is cleaned and dry before skinning for a better grip.

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