HOWTO Fillet a Whole Salmon

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HOWTO Fillet a Whole Salmon

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bbum acquired a bunch of excellent salmon, and shows us how to fillet it without making an awful mess:

…if you are willing to exercise a bit of knife work, it isn’t hard to breakdown a whole fish into fillets. What cost $15/pound fully processed, can be had — typically much fresher — for well under $10/pound.

In my case, I get my fish from Patrick O’Shea of Mission Fresh Fish. His crew shows up at the Mountain View farmer’s market, but I go to the market on Saturday mornings in Saratoga; no craft vendors, all food.

Patrick was kind enough to show me exactly how to clean a salmon. Whereas I had shredded the meat previously, I can now take a fish apart into perfect fillets in a matter of minutes!

I know I’ll be returning to this page. I can’t even skin salmon without making a mess – Link

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6 thoughts on “HOWTO Fillet a Whole Salmon

  1. zedomax says:

    Check this out for how to filet a fish right from the boat masters:

    http://sfblogg.com/2006/09/06/how-to-filet-a-fish-by-tony-from-bluerunnercharters/

  2. fstedie says:

    How’s this a hack? Definitely not the right forum for fishing/cooking tips. Weird.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Bookmarking this for sure!

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