HOWTO Fillet a Whole Salmon

HOWTO Fillet a Whole Salmon


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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