How to skin a fillet of fish

How to skin a fillet of fish

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.

Method

1
Place the fillet on a clean, dry chopping board
2
Hold the fillet at the tail end and insert the knife between the skin and the flesh
3
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
4
Do this away from you to avoid injury

Tips

Always use a very sharp knife with a flexible blade.

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